Wednesday, May 2, 2018

VIDEO: Ghost prepare for 2018 tour

Swedish rockers Ghost are streaming a behind-the-scenes look at preparations for their 2018 tour in support in support of their upcoming album, “Prequelle.”

The trek, which will see the debut of new singer Cardinal Copia, will also pay tribute to their series of former frontman: Papa Emeritis, Papa Emeritus II and Papa Emeritus III.

“We wish to inform you that the Papas have been re-instated,” explains the group, who will display the bodies of their late singers during VIP meet and greets throughout the world tour, which begins in Riverside, CA on May 5.

Cardinal Copia officially replaces outgoing singer Papa Emeritus III in the lineup following his work on the band’s third album, 2015's "Meliora", and 2016’s "Popestar" EP.

Not a part of the Papa Emeritus bloodline, the Cardinal – who has heterochromia iridum, a condition where the iris of one eye is a different color than the iris of the other eye – made his live debut with Ghost at a private, acoustic performance in Chicago, IL on April 6.

Due June 1, “Prequelle” was recorded at Artery Studios in Stockholm, Sweden with producer Tom Dalgety (Royal Blood, Opeth).

The group’s fourth studio album is being previewed with the lead single, “Rats.”

"Rats! On The Road"

US tour 2018

May 05 - Riverside, CA - RMA
May 06 - Tucson, AZ - Tucson Music Hall
May 08 - Houston, TX - Revention
May 10 - Chattanooga, TN - Tivoli
May 11 - Cincinnati, OH - The Taft Theatre
May 12 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore
May 13 - Columbus, OH - Express Live
May 15 - Port Chester, NY - The Capitol Theatre
May 16 - Syracuse, NY - Crouse Hinds Theater
May 18 - Pittsburgh, PA - Benedum Center
May 19 - Philadelphia, PA - WMMR BBQ
May 20 - Washington, DC - Warner Theatre
May 22 - Asheville, NC - Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
May 23 - Nashville, TN - Tennessee PAC
May 25 - St. Louis, MO - Peabody Opera House
May 26 - Pryor, OK - Rocklahoma
May 27 - Memphis, TN - Cannon Center
May 29 - Ft. Wayne, IN - The Clyde Theater
May 31 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theater
Jun 01 - St. Paul, MN - The Palace Theater
Nov 16 - Inglewood, CA @ The Forum
Dec 15 - New York, NY @ Barclays Center

See also:

Ghost announce first US arena headlining dates
Ghost premiere Rats video and detail new album Prequelle
VIDEO: Ghost debut new frontman at private Chicago show
VIDEO: Ghost unveil new frontman
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