Ghost has announced a six-week North American headline tour that will see the Swedish rock band’s elaborate rock theater presentation metamorphose into a full-on arena production. Billed as the “Ultimate Tour Named Death” and produced by Live Nation, the tour is due to kick off Friday, Sept. 13, in at the Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield, California, following Ghost’s “special guest” summer slot on Metallica’s 25-date “WorldWide” European stadium tour. A series of ticket pre-sales will start at 10 a.m. local time April 2; tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. local time Friday, April 5. Log on to http://ghost-official.com for all pre-sales, VIP packages and ticketing details. Confirmed dates are below.
San Antonio’s three-time Grammy-nominated alt/rock band Nothing More will provide support for the tour.
Ghost’s 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 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 tailored-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.
With more dates to be announced, the confirmed itinerary for the “Ultimate Tour Named Death” is as follows.
13 Rabobank Theatre, Bakersfield, CA
14 Reno Events Center, Reno, NV
16 Theater of the Clouds at Moda Center, Portland, OR
17 Toyota Center, Kennewick, WA
19 WaMu Theatre, Seattle, WA
20 Pacific Auditorium, Vancouver, BC
21 So. Okanagan Events Centre, Penticton, BC
24 The Corral, Calgary, AB26 Spokane Arena, Spokane, WA
27 Taco Bell Arena, Boise, ID
28 Maverik Center, West Valley City, UT*
30 Budweiser Events Center at The Ranch, Loveland, CO
1 Broadmoor World Arena, Colorado Springs, CO
3 Denny Sanford Premier Center, Sioux Falls, SD
4 Scheels Arena, Fargo, ND*
5 The Armory, Minneapolis, MN
7 Resch Center, Green Bay, WI
14 DeltaPlex Arena, Grand Rapids, MI
19 Cross Insurance Arena, Portland, ME
21 DCU Center, Worcester, MA
22 The Oncenter, Syracuse, NY
24 GIANT Center, Hershey, PA
25 Cure Insurance Arena, Trenton, NJ
26 Cool Insuring Arena, Glens Falls, NY
* Nothing More will not appear on this date
Photos by Ryan Chang.