GHOST Announces Additional Headlining Dates During North American Tour With IRON MAIDEN

GHOST Announces Additional Headlining Dates During North American Tour With IRON MAIDEN

Grammy Award-winning band GHOST has announced additional headlining dates to take place this summer during the group's North American tour with IRON MAIDEN. Pre-sale tickets for the 13 headlining dates will be available for purchase beginning today at 1:00 p.m. local time. Tickets will be available to the general public beginning this Friday, March 31 at 10:00 a.m. local time.

The band have also announced the following VIP packages for the newly announced headlining shows:

Papa - Meet-And-Greet Package

Package includes:

* One premium reserved or general admission ticket
* VIP early entry into the venue
* Exclusive preshow meet-and-greet with Papa at his altar of worship
* Personal photograph with Papa
* Collectible Papa autographed 8x10 photo
* Specially designed and very collectible GHOST "spirit" board (limited print; exclusive to VIP packages only!)
* GHOST commemorative coin
* Official Papa meet-and-greet laminate
* Exclusive GHOST tour merchandise item
* Very limited availability

GHOST - Popestar VIP Package

Package includes:

* One premium reserved or general admission ticket
* VIP early entry into the venue
* Specially designed & very collectible GHOST "spirit" board (limited print; exclusive to VIP packages only!)
* GHOST commemorative coin
* Exclusive GHOST tour merchandise item
* "Popestar" VIP laminate
* Limited availability

Additionally, GHOST recently announced that a special VIP Upgrade Package will be available at all upcoming dates with IRON MAIDEN, which includes early VIP entry, a pre-show meet-and-greet, collectible items, and more.

For more information on the VIP package, go to this location.

GHOST headlining dates:

Jun. 06 - Albany, NY - The Palace Theatre
Jun. 08 - Norfolk, VA - The NorVa
Jun. 10 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
Jun. 14 - Louisville, KY - The Palace Theater
Jun. 17 - Fargo, ND - Fargo Civic Center
Jun. 22 - Corpus Christi, TX - The Pavilion at Concrete Street
Jun. 26 - Midland, TX - La Hacienda
Jun. 30 - Fresno, CA - Rainbow Ballroom
Jul. 08 - Denver, CO - The Fillmore
Jul. 13 - Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
Jul. 14 - Fort Wayne, IN - Embassy Theater
Jul. 18 - New Haven, CT - College Street Music Hall
Jul. 20 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore

The new lineup of GHOST gave its first live performance on Friday night (March 24) as the Swedish-based band kicked off its 2017 "Popestar" European tour in Norwich, England. As previously reported, rumors have circulated for several months that lead singer and founder Tobias Forge — who performs as Papa Emeritus — fired the entire previous lineup at the end of GHOST's fall 2016 North American tour.

Since the musicians wear masks and are only identified as Nameless Ghouls, personnel changes in the group over its eight-year existence have gone unannounced.

Earlier this month, however, Swedish guitarist Martin Persner released a video message in which he claimed to have played in GHOST for seven years under the name Omega. He also revealed that he exited the band last July, although he did not disclose the reasons for his departure.

Forge writes almost all of the group's music and does most of the act's interviews disguised as a Nameless Ghoul.

GHOST will begin recording its fourth full-length album in August, after the band returns home from a North American tour with IRON MAIDEN.

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