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With 15-million streams worldwide, “Dance Macabre” is already one of the most popular tracks from Prequelle, the new album from Grammy Award-winning Swedish rock band .  Today, “Dance Macabre” is reborn with a provocative remix by the eclectic and mysterious French synthwave band Carpenter Brut.  You can check out the track and its companion animated visual below.  

“I’ve been a big fan of since their beginning,” said Carpenter Brut, “and when I had the opportunity to open for the band in 2016, I was super excited.  Last April, I received an email from Tobias himself asking if I would remix ‘Dance Macabre,’ and of course I accepted.  I wanted to bring a funky and disco touch, not just confine myself to the pure synthwave style that would have been expected, but to make this remix a disco rock song and bring out the pop side of the band that is always underlying in their music.”                                             

The Carpenter Brut remix crosses into the realm of dance music by injecting an infectious energy into a song that stays true to the album’s overall theme of The Black Plague that took place in 14th century Europe.  The Plague spread rapidly, killing people within days of being infected.  At the time, local inns, taverns and brothels thrived as the populace knew there was no tomorrow, so they danced and partied, celebrating the End of Days. 

Tobias Forge, Ghost’s mastermind, is a long-time Carpenter Brut fan, having invited them to fill the support spot on Ghost’s Fall 2016 tour.  Forge always felt that “Dance Macabre” was a song he wanted to do a remix of and Carpenter Brut was his first choice. 

The “Dance Macabre” Carpenter Brut remix comes on the heels of Ghost’s record-setting run at U.S. Rock Radio where “Rats,” the lead single from Prequelle, has just completed its ninth consecutive week at Number One, the longest-running track to top that chart this year.

Ghost will headline a sold-out concert on September 9 at London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall, certainly on every musician’s bucket list.   The band will then set off on its “A Pale Tour Named Death” Fall North American tour that starts in Dallas, TX on October 25.  The North American trek includes two headline arena shows, The Forum in Los Angeles, and New York City’s Barclays Center.  The complete itinerary is as follows: 

September

9Royal Albert Hall, London, UK

 

October

25   The Theatre at Grand Prairie, Grand Prairie, TX

26Cox Business Center Ballroom, Tulsa, OK

29Palace Theatre, Louisville, KY

30Murat Theatre, Indianapolis, IN

31Riverside Theatre, Milwaukee, WI

 

November

1Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL

2Peoria Civic Center – Theatre, Peoria, IL

3The Sylvee, Madison, WI

4Stephens Auditorium, Ames, IA

6Orpheum Theatre, Omaha, NE

8Kiva Auditorium, Albuquerque, NM

9Abraham Chavez Theatre, El Paso, TX

10Comerica Theatre, Phoenix, AZ

12Spreckels Theatre, San Diego, CA

13Community Center Theatre, Sacramento, CA

15City National Civic Center, San Jose, CA

16The forum, Los Angeles, CA

17The Joint @ the Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas, NV

19Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center, Midland, TX

20Bass Concert Hall, Austin, TX

21Orpheum Theatre, New Orleans, LA

23Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts – Walt Disney Theatre, Orlando, FL

24The Fillmore at Jackie Gleason Theatre, Miami Beach, FL

25Ruth Eckert Hall, Clearwater, FL

27North Charleston Performing Arts Center, North Charleston, SC

29Saenger Theatre, Mobile, AL

30Roxy Theatre, Atlanta, GA

 

December

1Florida Theatre, Jacksonville, FL

2Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte, NC

4Dominion Energy Center, Richmond, VA

5F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, Wilkes-Barre, PA

7Place Bell, Laval, QC Canada (Montreal)

8Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto, ON

10The Hippodrome, Baltimore, MD

11Tower Theatre, Upper Darby, PA (Philly)

13Palace Theater, Albany, NY

14Wang Theatre, Boston, MA

15Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY

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