GHOST TO RELEASE PREQUELLE EXALTED LIMITED DELUXE COLLECTOR’S EDITION 

GHOST TO RELEASE PREQUELLE EXALTED
LIMITED DELUXE COLLECTOR’S EDITION 
Package to Include a Treasure Trove of Exclusive Extras 
Including Two Ghost Rarities
Ghost’s North American Headline Arena Tour Starts September 13
LOS ANGELES, CA – (WednesdayAugust 14, 2019) – GRAMMY-winning Swedish rock band GHOST is known for special, limited edition items that have been tied to its various album releases – an 8-track edition of Ceremony & Devotion, and for Prequelle, a 7-inch die-cut-as-rats vinyl disc of the album’s first single “Rats,” offering the album on a variety of different colored cassette tapes, and the lenticular cover for Prequelle‘s special vinyl edition as well as five alternate covers for the retail edition.  On September 27, Ghost will release a plethora of limited, exclusive items tied to the Prequelle album and world tour:  the Deluxe Collector’s Edition, Prequelle Exalted, with only 5000 sets produced.  Log on to http://ghost-official.com  for all purchasing information.
Included in the Prequelle Exalted  Deluxe Collector’s Limited Edition will be:

 

Prequelle Limited Edition Transparent Orange with Black Smoke Colored Vinyl
* 60-page arena tour photo book, hardbound and wrapped in black gator skin
* Exclusive die-cut Prequelle artwork with a 12-page booklet featuring brand-new, mind-blowing illustrations
* Four 12″ X 12″ live photo prints
* Bonus 7″ with two Ghost rarities
* Ghost 7″ vinyl adapter

 

For the arena tour hardbound photo book and the exquisite, suitable-for-framing 12″ X 12″ prints, Ryan Chang photographed Ghost on tour over the course of a year, documenting the band’s live performances throughout Europe, the UK, Canada, and the United States, including the Special Guest spots on Metallica European “WorldWired” Stadium tour this summer.  The 12-page booklet of new prints was created by Ghost’s longtime visual collaborator Zbigniew M. Bielak, offering 10 stunning illustrations, each one a visual representation of the 10 songs on Prequelle.

 

Prequelle was produced by Tom Dalgety and originally released in on June 1, 2018.  The album was nominated for a GRAMMY Award as Best Rock Album, and for Sweden’s Grammis Award as Best Rock/Metal Record of the Year, and Dalgety received a GRAMMY nomination as Producer of the Year.  Both Revolver and Kerrang! magazines named Prequelle the Best Album of 2018, and the album produced three Top 10 singles – “Rats,” “Dance Macabre” (both of which went to #1 at Rock Radio), and “Faith.”  To date, Prequelle has accumulated some 250-million streams globally.

 

Ghost will kick off its Fall/Winter North American and European “Ultimate Tour Named Death” headline arena trek on September 13 that will include a performance at Tennessee’s Exit 111 Festival.  The confirmed itinerary is below.

 

SEPTEMBER
13   Rabobank Theatre, Bakersfield, CA
14   Reno Events Center, Reno, NV
16   Theater of the Clouds at Moda Center, Portland, OR
17   Toyota Center, Kennewick, WA
19   WaMu Theatre, Seattle, WA
20   Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, BC
21   So. Okanagan Events Centre, Penticton, BC
23   Rogers Place, Edmonton, AB
24   The Corral, Calgary, AB
26   Spokane Arena, Spokane, WA
27   Taco Bell Arena, Boise, ID
28   Maverik Center, West Valley City, UT*
30   Budweiser Events Center at The Ranch, Loveland, CO

 

OCTOBER
 1   Broadmoor World Arena, Colorado Springs, CO
 3   Denny Sanford Premier Center, Sioux Falls, SD
 4   Scheels Arena, Fargo, ND
 5   The Armory, Minneapolis, MN
 7   Resch Center, Green Bay, WI
 8   TaxSlayer Centre, Moline, IL
10   Covelli Centre, Youngstown, OH
11   Big Sandy Superstore Arena, Huntington, WVa
12   Exit 111 Festival, Manchester, Tennessee
14   DeltaPlex Arena, Grand Rapids, MI
15   Huntington Center, Toledo, OH
17   FirstOntario Centre, Hamilton, ON
18   Richcraft Tire Center, Ottawa, ON
19   Cross Insurance Arena, Portland, ME
21   DCU Center, Worcester, MA
22   The Oncenter, Syracuse, NY
24   GIANT Center, Hershey, PA
25   Cure Insurance Arena, Trenton, NJ
26   Cool Insuring Arena, Glens Falls, NY

 

* Twin Temple will support on this date

 

European dates:

 

NOVEMBER
16   Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham, UK
17   Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Cardiff, UK
18   The SSE Hydro, Glasgow, Scotland
20   3Arena, Dublin, Ireland
22   The SSE Arena Wembley, London, UK
23   First Direct Arena, Leeds, UK
26   Forum Black Box, Copenhagen, Denmark
28   Hartwall Arena, Helsinki, Finland
30   Spodek, Katowice, Poland

 

DECEMBER
  1   Universum, Prague, Czech Republic
  3   Budapest Sports Arena, Budapest, Hungary
  5   PalaBam, Mantova, Italy
  6   Halle 622, Zurich, Switzerland
  8   Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain
10   Sala Tejo at Altice Arena, Lisbon, Portugal
11   Wizink Center, Madrid, Spain
13   Zenith de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France
17   Rockhal, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
18   Zenith Nantes Metropole, Nantes, France
19   Zenith Toulouse Metropole, Toulouse, France

 

ABOUT GHOST
The Swedish-born Tobias Forge, who has been referred to as “the Andrew Lloyd Webber of rock,”is Ghost’s creative force, singer, songwriter, musician, and architect of the elaborate storylines that are woven through the band’s four full-length studio albums, EPs, music videos, webisodes, and live shows, all of which advance the Ghost storyline.  Forge grew up listening to a wide array of 70s and 80s rock – Alice Cooper, Journey, Kansas, Boston, Black Sabbath, Jefferson Starship, Iron Maiden, and Foreigner.  He’s a hardcore music junkie; at home in Sweden, he has a most impressive collection of vinyl, cassettes, CDs, and VHS tapes, and when on tour, he regularly arranges for visits to local record haunts and ships back even more treasures.  He plays guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, and kazoo.  Ghost’s new album, Prequelle, is loosely based on The Black Plague of 14th century Europe, a metaphor Forge hopes will apply to the societal ills of today.

 

Ghost’s music began as being much heavier, harder and “more metal,” but over the band’s recent history, their songs have evolved to embrace a catchier, rock/pop sound.  Five of the band’s songs have hit Billboard‘s Top 5 Rock chart – “Cirice” claimed the #4 spot in 2015, “From The Pinnacle to The Pit” went to #5 in 2016, and “Square Hammer” (2017), “Rats” (2018), and “Dance Macabre” (2018) all held the #1 spot on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs chart and on the Mediabase Active Rock chart.  “Faith,” the band’s current single, is the third consecutive Top 10 single on the Rock Charts from Prequelle.  Ghost’s music retains its rock edge as well as its dark lyrical themes like The Black Plague, the Antichrist, the Inquisition, avarice, and the Apocalypse.  Ghost has received three GRAMMY nominations: “Best Metal Performance” in 2016 for “Cirice,” which they won, and “Best Rock Album” for Prequelle and “Best Rock Song” for “Rats” in 2019.

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