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Described by one writer as “the perfect love song for that special demon in your life,” the new music video for Ghost’s track “Dance Macabre,” is just that.  Two party crashers talk their way into a surreal bash that one will never remember and one will never forget.  The  video was directed by Zev Deans (Ghost’s “Square Hammer” video) and is erotic and romantic as only Ghost can do it.

“Dance Macabre,” already with 15-million Spotify streams, is the second music video and radio single from the Grammy-winning rock/pop band’s most recent album Prequelle (6/1/18 (Loma Vista Recordings).  Simultaneously apocalyptic with catchy, contagious hooks, the song tells of how some people coped with the devastation of 14th century Europe’s Black Plague that wiped out millions – by dancing and partying and seducing until they dropped.  The music video puts its own twist on the celebration of the End of Days and beyond.

Twenty-eighteen has been a good year for Ghost.  “Rats,” the first single from Prequelle, held the #1 spot at Rock Radio for a record-setting nine consecutive weeks.  In North America alone, “Rats” has been streamed more than 14-million times, its companion music video has racked up more than 13-million YouTube views, and Prequelle has accumulated nearly 49-million streams.  Ghost recently sold out the very prestigious Royal Albert Hall in London, and Metallica just announced the band will be Special Guest on its 25-date European stadium tour next summer.  Ghost will headline its two-act “A Pale Tour Named Death” Fall North American tour that starts in Dallas 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 below and ticket information is accessible HERE.

 

October

25   The Theatre at Grand Prairie, Grand Prairie, TX

26   Cox Business Center Ballroom, Tulsa, OK

29   Palace Theatre, Louisville, KY

30   Murat Theatre, Indianapolis, IN

31   Riverside Theatre, Milwaukee, WI

 

November

 1    Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL

 2    Peoria Civic Center – Theatre, Peoria, IL

 3    The Sylvee, Madison, WI

 4    Stephens Auditorium, Ames, IA

 6    Orpheum Theatre, Omaha, NE

 8    Kiva Auditorium, Albuquerque, NM

 9    Abraham Chavez Theatre, El Paso, TX

10   Comerica Theatre, Phoenix, AZ

12   Spreckels Theatre, San Diego, CA

13   Community Center Theatre, Sacramento, CA

15   City National Civic Center, San Jose, CA

16   The Forum, Los Angeles, CA

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

19   Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center, Midland, TX

20   Bass Concert Hall, Austin, TX

21   Orpheum Theatre, New Orleans, LA

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

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

25   Ruth Eckert Hall, Clearwater, FL

27   North Charleston Performing Arts Center, North Charleston, SC

29   Saenger Theatre, Mobile, AL

30   Roxy Theatre, Atlanta, GA

 

December

 1    Florida Theatre, Jacksonville, FL

 2    Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte, NC

 4    Dominion Energy Center, Richmond, VA

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

 7    Place Bell, Laval, QC Canada (Montreal)

 8    Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto, ON 

10   The Hippodrome, Baltimore, MD

11   Tower Theatre, Upper Darby, PA (Philly)

13   Palace Theater, Albany, NY

14   Wang Theatre, Boston, MA

15   Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY 

 

 

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.  Four 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, and both “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.

 

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