Grammy-winning, Swedish rock band Ghost will be Special Guest on all four European legs of Metallica’s 2019 “Worldwired” Stadium Tour that begins on May 1 at the Estadio do Restelo in Lisbon, Portugal.  Ghost has shared festival stages with Metallica before, but this is the band’s first invitation to join Metallica on tour.  With Norway’s Bokassa opening all dates, the three-band bill will play 25 stadiums from May through August.  Tickets go on sale Friday, September 28 at 10AM local time.

 Ghost 2018

Prior to joining Metallica for the summer 2019 European stadium tour, Ghost will headline its own “A Pale Tour Named Death” tour, first in North America kicking off October 25 in Dallas, Texas, and then in Europe beginning February 3, 2019  in Lyon, France.  All Ghost headline shows can be accessed here.

In North America, Europe and elsewhere around the globe, 2018 continues to be an extraordinary year for Ghost.  Since its June release, the band’s fourth full-length album Prequelle has been streamed north of 75-million times.  The album’s first single, “Rats,” had accumulated more than 25-million streams and set a 2018 record for maintaining the #1 spot for nine consecutive weeks at U.S. Rock Radio.  The companion music video for “Rats” has logged more than 12.5 million views in the U.S. alone.  Earlier this month, Ghost played to a sold-out house at London’s Royal Albert Hall.  As the UK’s Kerrang! wrote in its review, “Tonight is nothing short of devilishly incredible, largely because it’s impossible to pick a standout moment from a set inundated with them.”


Confirmed dates for Metallica’s 2019 “Worldwired” European Stadium Tour are as follows:


 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


 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


 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


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

Armed with three Swedish Grammis Awards, a U.S. Grammy, and 75-million global streams of its latest album Prequelle, Ghost announces the European leg of its “A Pale Tour Named Death” world tour, the band’s first set of 2019 concert dates, that will start on February 3 in Lyon, France.  Ticket presales begin this Thursday, September 13 at 10AM CET, and the general on sale will start Friday, September 14 at 10AM CET.  Complete dates are below; log on to  http://bit.ly/GHOSTVIP for all ticketing details.

For these European dates, a limited number of VIP Cardinal Copia Upgrade Packages have just been made available.  The special packages include early entry to the venue, a pre-show photo op with the Cardinal, a Ghost alter candle, a Ghost mystery puzzle and other exclusive perks.  Go to http://bit.ly/GHOSTVIP for all details.

Ghost’s 2018 Fall tour schedule began with a sold-out headline concert at London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall on September 9.  The band heads to North America for its 40-date headline tour that starts  October 25.   That run will include two arena performances, November 16 at the Los Angeles Forum, and December 15 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.   In addition, a limited number of GA floor seats for both the Los Angeles and New York arena dates have just been released.  They will be available for purchase today at 10AM local time and can be purchased here:  Los Angeles • Brooklyn  Ghost’s complete 2018 Fall dates are accessible HERE.

It’s already been quite a year for the Swedish rock band.  In addition to the early global success of Prequelle, “Rats,” the album’s first single, has accumulated more than 25-million streams, set a 2018 record for maintaining the #1 spot at U.S. Rock Radio for nine consecutive weeks, and the track’s companion video has logged north of 12-million YouTube views.  Last month, Ghost released the provocative Carpenter Brut remix of one of Prequelle’s most popular tracks, “Dance Macabre” that crossed the band into the world of dance music.

Confirmed dates for Ghost’s European tour are as follows:


Sun      3         FRA, Lyon Tony Garnier

Tue      5         HOL, Amsterdam AFAS Live

Wed     6         BEL, Antwerp Lotto

Thu      7         FRA, Paris Zenith

Thu      14       GER, Stuttgart Schleyerhalle

Fri        15       GER, Bochum Ruhrkongress

Sun      17       GER, Hannover Swiss Life Hall

Mon     18       GER, Hamburg Sporthalle

Wed     20       SWE, Gothenburg Scandinavium

Thu      21       NOR, Oslo Spektrum

Sat       23       SWE, Stockholm Ericsson Globe

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