With "Dance Macabre" becoming the band's third No. 1 single at Rock Radio, Grammy Award -winning artist GHOST has announced a six-week North American headline tour that will see the Swedish rock band's elaborate rock theater presentation metamorphose into on arena production. Billed as the "Ultimate Tour of Named Death" and produced by Live Nation the tour is due to kick off on Friday, September 1
San Antonio's three-time Grammy -nominated alt / rock band NOTHING MORE which earned three Top 10 singles from their most recent album "The Stories We Tell Ourselves "will provide support for the tour.
GHOST 's widely acclaimed live performances are known for raising an ungodly ruckus, and that will only be amplified as the band brings its stage production to arenas. Cardinal Copia and the seven Nameless Ghouls will perform for more than two hours on a striking stage set resembling a medieval cathedral with a backdrop of illuminated stained-glass windows that pay tribute to the three now-departed Papas . In addition to rich costumes, special effects, and a spectacular light show tailored-made for arenas, the Cardinal and the band will take advantage of a series of multi-level platforms and walkways to prowl around on while performing some of GHOST 's favorite songs from the band's albums and EPs catalogs. The list will include favorites "Square Hammer" "Cirice" "Ashes" "He Is", "Year Zero "" Rats ", " Mummy Dust "" Life Eternal "" Dance Macabre " and many more. "Ultimate Tour Named Death" is as follows:
Sep. 13 – Rabobank Theater, Bakersfield, CA
September 14 – Reno Events Center, Reno, NV
September 16 – Theater of the Clouds at Moda Center, Portland, OR
September 17 – Toyota Center, Kennewick, WA
September 19 – WaMu Theater, Seattle, WA
September 20 – Pacific Auditorium, Vancouver, BC
September 21 – So. Okanagan Events Center, Penticton, BC
September 24 – The Corral, Calgary, AB
September 26 – Spokane Arena, Spokane, WA
September 27 – Taco Bell Arena, Boise, ID
September 28 – Maverik Center, West Valley City, UT *
September 30 – Budweiser Events Center at The Ranch, Loveland, CO
oct. 01 – Broadmoor World Arena, Colorado Springs, CO
oct. 03 – Denny Sanford Premier Center, Sioux Falls, SD
oct. 04 – Scheels Arena, Fargo, ND *
oct. 05 – The Armory, Minneapolis, MN
oct. 07 – Resch Center, Green Bay, WI
oct. 14 – DeltaPlex Arena, Grand Rapids, MI
oct. 19 – Cross Insurance Arena, Portland, ME
oct. 21 – DCU Center, Worcester, MA
oct. 22 – The Oncenter, Syracuse, NY
oct. 24 – GIANT Center, Hershey, PA
oct. 25 – Cure Insurance Arena, Trenton, NJ
oct. 26 – Cool Insuring Arena, Glens Falls, NY
* NOTHING MORE will not appear on this date
In December, GHOST nabbed two Grammy nominations, "Best Rock Album" for "Prequelle" and "Best Rock Song" for "Rats" .
Three years ago, GHOST became the first Swedish rock band ever to win Grammy – 2016's "Best Metal Performance" for the song "Cirice"
GHOST leader Tobias Forge recently said that his current stage persona, Cardinal Copia has a very good chance of sticking around for the band's next studio album.
Forge performed as a "new" Papa Emeritus on each of the group's first three LPs, with each version of Papa replacing the one that came before IT. Papa Emeritus III was retired in favor of Cardinal Copia before the release of last year's "Prequelle"
Forge duty Billboard which is already focused on the band's next recording project, with plans to be in the studio again by the beginning of 2020.