Ghost will be the featured musical guest on the Thursday, January 20 episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! airing at 11:35 p.m. ET on ABC.
Four months ago, Ghost announced a 26-date co-headlining U.S. arena tour with Volbeat and special guests Twin Temple, coming to cities including Seattle, Denver, Chicago, Houston, and Phoenix. After their ‘Jimmy Kimmel’ slot, Ghost’s trek will kick off on January 25 in Reno, Nevada and conclude on March 3 in Anaheim, California.
In September, Ghost released a new single titled “Hunter’s Moon” which is featured in the latest blockbuster installment of the legendary film franchise Halloween Kills. The Halloween Kills soundtrack arrived on October 15 via Sacred Bones, with the film hitting theaters (and Peacock) the same day as well.
Produced by Klas Åhlund and mixed by Andy Wallace, Ghost’s “Hunter’s Moon” plays as the Halloween Kills end credits roll, and will be released January 21, 2022 as a collectible seven-inch single by Loma Vista Recordings. “Hunter’s Moon” can be streamed, purchased, and/or pre-ordered in its vinyl incarnation. The retail version of the seven-inch will feature the special B-side “Halloween Kills (Main Title)”, performed, produced and engineered by John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter and Daniel Davies.
“Hunter’s Moon” also features Opeth’s Fredrik Åkesson on guitar and The Soundtrack Of Our Lives founder Martin Hederos on the piano. Producer Max Grahn and “A Ghoul Writer” are listed as the song’s composers and lyricists. The official music video for the infectious first new track from Ghost since 2019’s “Seven Inches Of Satanic Panic” was directed by Amanda Demme.
In March 2020, at final show of Ghost’s ‘Prequelle’ tour in Mexico City, Mexico, the band officially introduced Papa Emeritus IV, the new character who will front the act for its next LP phase.
Ghost mastermind Tobias Forge performed as a “new” Papa Emeritus on each of the band’s first three LPs, with each version of Papa replacing the one that came before it. Papa Emeritus III was retired in favor of Cardinal Copia before the release of 2018’s highly-successful Prequelle album.