Ghost have 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 the tour is due to kick off Friday, 13 September 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 begins on 2 April at 10 a.m. local. Tickets for the Ultimate Tour Named Death go on sale to the general public beginning this Friday, 5 April 5 at 10 am local.
San Antonio’s three-time Grammy-nominated alt/rock band Nothing More, who earned three Top 10 singles from their most recent album ‘The Stories We Tell Ourselves’, will provide support for the tour.
Ghost’s widely acclaimed 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 striking 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 EP catalogues.
With more dates to be announced, the confirmed itinerary for the Ultimate Tour Named Death is as follows:
Sep. 13 – Rabobank Theatre, Bakersfield, CA
Sep. 14 – Reno Events Center, Reno, NV
Sep. 16 – Theater of the Clouds at Moda Center, Portland, OR
Sep. 17 – Toyota Center, Kennewick, WA
Sep. 19 – WaMu Theatre, Seattle, WA
Sep. 20 – Pacific Auditorium, Vancouver, BC
Sep. 21 – So. Okanagan Events Centre, Penticton, BC
Sep. 24 – The Corral, Calgary, AB
Sep. 26 – Spokane Arena, Spokane, WA
Sep. 27 – Taco Bell Arena, Boise, ID
Sep. 28 – Maverik Center, West Valley City, UT
Sep. 30 – Budweiser Events Center at The Ranch, Loveland, CO
Oct. 01 – Broadmoor World Arena, Colorado Springs, CO
Oct. 03 – Denny Sanford Premier Center, Sioux Falls, SD
Oct. 04 – Scheels Arena, Fargo, ND
Oct. 05 – The Armory, Minneapolis, MN
Oct. 07 – Resch Center, Green Bay, WI
Oct. 14 – DeltaPlex Arena, Grand Rapids, MI
Oct. 19 – Cross Insurance Arena, Portland, ME
Oct. 21 – DCU Center, Worcester, MA
Oct. 22 – The Oncenter, Syracuse, NY
Oct. 24 – GIANT Center, Hershey, PA
Oct. 25 – Cure Insurance Arena, Trenton, NJ
Oct. 26 – Cool Insuring Arena, Glens Falls, NY