GHOST TO PERFORM FIRST-EVER HEADLINE ARENA DATES AT THE FORUM AND BARCLAYS CENTER
BAND SHARES CHAPTER THREE: BACK ON THE ROAD
FOURTH SACRED PSALM PREQUELLE DUE OUT JUNE 1ST VIA LOMA VISTA RECORDINGS
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Grammy® Award-winning rock band Ghost today announced their first-ever headline arena dates in support of their fourth sacred psalm Prequelle. Ghost will perform at The Forum in Los Angeles, CA on November 16, 2018, and Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY on December 15, 2018. Tickets for both shows go on sale on this Friday, May 4th at 10:00am local time.
Ghost broke news of the arena performances this morning with a special press conference helmed by Papa Nihil and Sister Imperator at Irving Plaza in New York City. Watch their special sermon via the band's Facebook HERE. The duo also debuted the Chapter Three: Back on the Road live at the event, finally putting to rest the age old question of where all the Papas go.
Prequelle (pronounced prē-KWELL) is due for release on June 1, 2018 via Loma Vista Recordings. The album is available for pre-order now HERE. Limited edition bundles featuring deluxe, colored vinyl, 8-track cartridge, cassette tape, "Rats" die cut picturedisc, plague mask, musical eucharist case, pins, and more available exclusively in the Ghost Shop.
Prequelle was announced earlier this month alongside lead single "Rats" and an accompanying music video directed by Roboshobo. "Rats" is available to stream and download now via iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon, and Google Play. Fans who pre-order The Album will receive an instant download of the track.
In an interesting twist in Ghost's saga, Cardinal Copia has been appointed to take over vocal duties for the forthcoming psalm. Lyrically, Prequelle delves into the plague, the apocalypse, and dark ages. The entire body of work is also a snapshot of the world in which we live in on a daily basis, brought to life through an emotive, enlightening, and riveting body of songs.
Prequelle follows Ghost's third studio album, Meliora, and its accompanying EP Popestar, which elevated the Swedish rock band into the pantheon of the greatest rock bands on earth and resulted in a Grammy® Award for 'Best Metal Performance'. Meliora debuted at No. 1 at Independent Retail, No. 2 at Rock, and in the Top 10 on Billboard's Top 200 Album Chart, selling over a quarter million copies globally. The band made their network television debut performing the album's lead single "Cirice" on CBS's The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Popestar debuted at the No. 1 position on Billboard's Top Rock Albums and Hard Rock Albums chart and produced an Active Rock chart topper with "Square Hammer".
Next week, Ghost will embark on a US tour that will kick off on May 5, 2018 in Riverside, CA, and visit US Cities throughout the Spring. Tickets for the Rats On The Road Tour are available now.
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May 1, 2018 9:00pm ET by BB Gun Press