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Today, with “Dance Macabre” taking over the #1 slot at U.S. Active Rock Radio, Swedish rock band is premiering on Spotify’s “Rock This” playlist a special vertical video of the single, shot live and backstage at the band’s recent sold-out performance at the Los Angeles Forum.  The video not only offers a look at the elaborate staging and effects put together for the three special arena shows the band did on its 2018 “A Pale Tour Named Death” fall tour, but fans will get a behind-the-scenes glimpse at ’s pre-show ritual.  Check out the video HERE

is currently on a headline European tour and will be Special Guest on all four legs of Metallica’s “WorldWired” European Stadium tour that starts May 1 in Lisbon, Portugal. Upcoming 2019 tour dates are as follows:

February  ( headline dates)

14    GER, Stuttgart Schleyerhalle

15    GER, Bochum Ruhrkongress

17    GER, Hannover Swiss Life Hall

18    GER, Hamburg Sporthalle

 20   SWE, Gothenburg Scandinavium

 21   NOR, Oslo Spektrum

 23   SWE, Stockholm Ericsson Globe

 

Special Guest/Metallica’s “Worldwired” European Stadium Tour

May

 1    POR, Lisbon Estadio do Restelo

 3    SPA, Madrid Valdebebas

 5    SPA, Barcelona Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys

 8    ITA, Milan Ippodromo SNAI San Siro

10   SWI, Zurich Letzigrund 

12   FRA, Paris Stade de France

17   USA, Columbus, OH, Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival

18   USA, Chicago Open Air Festival

 

June

 8    IRE, Dublin, Slane Castle

11   HOL, Amsterdam Johan Cruijff Arena

13   GER, Cologne RheinEnergieStadion

16   BEL, Brussels Koning Boudewijnstadion

18   ENG, Manchester Etihad Stadium

20   ENG, London Twickenham Stadium

 

July

 6    GER, Berlin Olympiastadion

 9    SWE, Gothenburg Ullevi

11   DEN, Copenhagen Telia Parken

13   NOR, Trondheim Granasen

16   FIN, Hameenlinna Kantolan Tapahtumapuisto

18   EST, Tartu Raadi Airfield

21   RUS, Moscow Luzhniki Stadium

27/28  CAN, Montreal Heavy Montreal

 

August

14   ROM, Bucharest Arena Nationala

16   AUT, Vienna Ernst-Happel-Stadion 

18   CZE, Prague Airport Letnany 

21   POL, Warsaw PGE Narodowy

23   GER, Munich Olympiastadion

25   GER, Mannheim Maimarktgelande

 

 

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 more catchy, rock sound.  Five of the band’s songs have hit Billboard’s Top 5 Rock chart – “Circe” claimed the #4 spot in 2015, “From The Pinnacle to the Pit” went to #5 in 2016, “Dance Macabre” hit #2 in 2019, and “Square Hammer” (2017) and “Rats” (2018) held the #1 spot on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs chart.  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 won a GRAMMY Award in 2016 for “Cirice” in the category of Best Metal Performance, and received two nominations in 2019 – Best Rock Album for Prequelle and Best Rock Song for “Rats.”

 

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