Swedish occult rockers GHOST — consisting of Papa Emeritus III and his nameless ghouls — today issued a message announcing their return to North American to deliver their satanic melodies to audiences across the continent this fall for their "Black To The Future" headlining tour. The procession will begin at The Fillmore in Washington, D.C. on September 22. Tickets for all dates will be available for purchase beginning this Friday, June 12 at 10:00 a.m. local time.
The dates are as follows:
Sep. 22 - The Fillmore - Washington, DC
Sep. 23 - Newport Music Hall - Columbus, OH
Sep. 25 - Stage AE - Pittsburgh, PA
Sep. 26 - Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA
Sep. 27 - Terminal 5 - New York, NY
Sep. 28 - House of Blues - Boston, MA
Sep. 30 - Metropolis - Montreal, QC
Oct. 01 - Sound Academy - Toronto, ON
Oct. 02 - The Majestic Theater - Detroit, MI
Oct. 03 - The Riviera - Chicago, IL
Oct. 05 - Liberty Hall - Lawrence, KS
Oct. 06 - The Pageant - St. Louis, MO
Oct. 08 - The Civic Auditorium - New Orleans, LA
Oct. 09 - The Tabernacle - Atlanta, GA
Oct. 10 - Beacham Theatre - Orlando, FL
Oct. 11 - The Ritz - Tampa, FL
Oct. 13 - House of Blues - Dallas, TX
Oct. 14 - Aztec Theater - San Antonio, TX
Oct. 16 - Sunshine Theater - Albuquerque, NM
Oct. 17 - Sumitt Music Hall - Denver, CO
Oct. 19 - Knitting Factory - Boise, ID
Oct. 20 - El Corazon - Seattle, WA
Oct. 21 - Roseland Theatre - Portland, OR
Oct. 23 - Warfield - San Francisco, CA
Oct. 26 - The Mayan Theater - Los Angeles, CA
Oct. 27 - Knitting Factory - Reno, NV
Oct. 28 - The Depot - Salt Lake City, UT
Oct. 30 - Northside Park Theater - San Diego, CA
Oct. 31 - House of Blues - Las Vegas, NV
Nov. 01 - Monster Mash Festival - Phoenix, AZ
GHOST's third album, "Meliora", will be released on August 21 via Loma Vista Recordings. The follow-up to 2013's "Infestissumam" was helmed by Klas Åhlund, a prolific songwriter, producer and guitarist who is also a member of the Swedish rock band TEDDYBEARS, and was mixed by Andy Wallace (SLAYER, NIRVANA, SEPULTURA, LINKIN PARK, GUNS N' ROSES).
"Meliora" track listing:
02. From The Pinnacle To The Pit
05. He Is
06. Mummy Dust
08. Devil Church
10. Deus In Absentia
The cover artwork for the CD can be seen below.
GHOST's June 3 warm-up show at at Doom in Linköping served as the group's live debut with "new" singer Papa Emeritus III, the three-month-younger brother of GHOST's previous frontman, Papa Emeritus II.
GHOST is planning to return to the studio before the summer to record several cover songs, including one by Leonard Cohen and another by the '80s Swedish band IMPERIET.
GHOST's last release was a covers EP, "If You Have Ghost", which sold around 5,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 87 on The Billboard 200 chart. Issued on November 19, 2013 via Loma Vista Recordings, the five-track EP was recorded and produced by Dave Grohl (FOO FIGHTERS, NIRVANA), and included cover versions of songs by ROKY ERICKSON, ABBA, ARMY OF LOVERS and DEPECHE MODE, plus a live version of the GHOST offering "Secular Haze", recorded in Brooklyn earlier that year.