Following the abrupt departure of Papa Emeritus III, and the introduction of Cardinal Copia at a private Chicago show on April 6th, GHOST have announced a string of U.S. dates for May, including a spot at ROCKFest in Kansas City.
Ghost’s latest single, “Rats”, along with an accompanying music video, was released on Friday, April 13th. “Rats” is the first release from the band with their “new” front man Cardinal Copia. The band also confirmed a June 1, 2018, release date of their fourth studio album, Prequelle.
About the album, GHOST’s mastermind Tobias Forge revealed a much darker theme for the band.
“It is loosely themed around the concept of death and doom,” he said. “It’s a themed album around medieval times, but it’s definitely clinging onto a lot of very current things. … There’s a lot that you would recognize today in online mannerisms. In many ways, we’ve gone back a few steps, because now it’s closer to how it was back in the old days when people were standing at the square and all of a sudden, it’s like in Monty Python’s Life of Brian: ‘Stone him! Ra! Ra! Ra!’ Public trials are very unsupervised and extremely swift and speak to the most primordial parts of us.”
Ghost 2018 U.S. Tour
May 05: Riverside Live, Riverside, CA
May 06: Tucson Convention Center, Tucson, AZ
May 08: Revention Music Center, Houston, TX
May 10: Tivoli Theatre, Walker Theatre, Memorial Auditorium, Chattanooga, TN
May 11: Taft Theatre, Cincinnati, OH
May 12: The Fillmore, Detroit, MI
May 15: The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY
May 16: The Oncenter, Syracuse, NY
May 19: MMRBQ 2018 BB&T Pavilion, Camden, NJ
May 20: Warner Theatre, Washington, D.C.
May 22: U.S. Cellular Center, Asheville, NC
May 25: Peabody Opera House, St. Louis, MO
May 27: The Cannon Center For The Performing Arts, Memphis, TN
June 2: Rockfest Kansas City