Prequelle Named Best Album of 2018 at Recent Kerrang! Awards
Band Continues to Summer with Metallica as Special Guest
on the “WorldWired” European Stadium Tour


Ghost’s North American Headline Arena Tour Starts September 13
LOS ANGELES, CA – ThursdayJuly 11, 2019 – Swedish GRAMMY-winning artist GHOST has scored its third consecutive Top 10 single from the band’s GRAMMY-nominated album  Prequelle with “Faith” claiming the #10 spot this week at Active Rock Radio.  “Faith” joins the album’s first two singles, “Rats” and “Dance Macabre,” both of which went all the way to the Number One spot on the chart, with “Rats” steadfast at #1 for a record-setting eight consecutive weeks.  Check out the very provocative, just-released “Faith” lyric video here


In Good Company:  Big Kerrang! Music Awards Winners:
L-R:  Skin from Skunk Anansie, Jimmy Page, Metallica’s
Lars Ulrich, Ghost’s Tobias Forge;
front, Jason Aalon Butler, FEVER 333
On June 21, taking an evening off as Special Guest on Metallica’s four-leg “WorldWired” Summer European Stadium Tour, Ghost’s Tobias Forge joined Lars Ulrich and Robert Trujillo in London at the 2019 Kerrang! Music Awards where Prequelle took home the trophy as Best Album 2018. Ghost has rejoined Metallica for “WorldWired’s” Leg Three that kicked off this past Saturday (July 6) at Berlin’s Olympiastadion.


Ghost’s “Ultimate Tour Named Death” North American headline arena tour starts on September 13 in Bakersfield, CA and will see an expanded theatrical production, a striking stage set resembling a medieval cathedral with a backdrop of illuminated stained-glass windows. In addition to rich costumes, special effects, and a spectacular light show tailor-made for arenas, the Cardinal, the Ghouls and the Ghoulettes will take advantage of series of multi-level platforms and walkways to prowl around on while performing some of Ghost’s fan-favorite songs from the band’s albums and EPs catalogs. The set list will include fan-favorites “Square Hammer,” “Cirice,” “Ashes,” “He Is,” “Year Zero,” Rats,” “Mummy Dust, “Life Eternal, “Dance Macabre,” and “Faith.”


Ghost is also set to preform at the upcoming Heavy MTL festival in Montreal. Upcoming dates are as follows:
11-21 Metallica’s WorldWired European Stadium Tour
27      Heavy Montreal, Montreal QC


14-25 Metallica’s WorldWired European Stadium Tour
“Ultimate Tour Named Death” North American Fall Dates
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


 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


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 more catchy, 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 new single, was the #1 Most Added track at Active Rock Radio in its first week with 36 stations programming it. 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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