With “Dance Macabre” becoming the band's third No. 1 single at rock radio, Grammy award-winning artist Ghost announces a six-week North American headline tour that will see the Swedish rock band’s elaborate rock theatre presentation metamorphose into a full-on arena production.
Produced by Live Nation and billed as the “Ultimate Tour Named Death,” the outing is coming to the SMG-managed Denny Sanford PREMIER Center October 3, 2019, following Ghost’s special guest summer slot on Metallica’s 25-date “WorldWide” European Stadium Tour.
Tickets for the “Ultimate Tour Named Death” go on sale to the general public beginning this Friday, April 5, at 10 a.m. at the KELOLAND Box Office or at www.ticketmaster.com. A series of ticket presales begin tomorrow, April 2, at 10 a.m. Log on to http://ghost-official.com for all pre-sales, VIP packages and ticketing details.
San Antonio’s three-time Grammy-nominated alt/rock band Nothing More, which earned three Top 10 singles from their most recent album The Stories We Tell Ourselves, will provide support for the tour.
Ghost’s widely acclaimed live performances are known for raising an ungodly ruckus, and that will only be amplified as the band brings its stage production to arenas. Cardinal Copia and the seven Nameless Ghouls will perform for more than two hours on a striking stage set resembling a medieval cathedral with a backdrop of illuminated stained-glass windows that pay tribute to the three now-departed Papas.
In addition to rich costumes, special effects, and a spectacular light show tailor-made for arenas, the Cardinal and the band will take advantage of a 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 catalogues. The set list will include favorites “Square Hammer,” "Cirice," "Ashes," "He Is," "Year Zero,” “Rats,” “Mummy Dust,” “Life Eternal,” “Dance Macabre,” and many more.
2018 proved to be a transformative year for Ghost. The band’s album Prequelle debuted at No. 3 on Billboard’s 200 chart, was named Revolver’s No. 1 “Album of the Year,” earned a Grammy nomination in the category of "Best Rock Album,” and accumulated 400,000 album sales and 200-million streams since its June release. Prequelle’s first radio single, “Rats,” held the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs chart for a record-setting eight consecutive weeks and received a "Best Rock Song" Grammy nomination, and the most recent radio track, “Dance Macabre,” became the band’s third No. 1 song at rock radio, a position it held for three weeks. In addition, Loudwire named Ghost its “Artist of the Year."