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Grammy® Award-winning band Ghost’s critically acclaimed fourth sacred psalm Prequelle has debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart,  #2 Top Current Album, #1 Rock, and #2 Vinyl, with 65,653 albums sold.

Prequelle also debuted at  #1 in Sweden, Norway, and Finland, #1 at Rock in the UK, and in the Top 10 overall in the UK, Germany (#2), France (#4), Australia, and Mexico. This follows over 25,000 album pre-orders (the highest in their career), over 5 Million pre-release streams of first single “Rats”, and the announcement of their first ever headline arena dates. “Rats” is currently #4 at Active Rock Radio, and was the #1 National Rock Song of the Week (Music Choice).

Additionally, Ghost today announced a massive North American fall tour including their previously announced headline arena dates at The Forum in Los Angeles, CA and Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY that will kick off on November 1 in Chicago, IL and wrap on December 15 in Brooklyn, NY. Pre-sale tickets for the tour will be available beginning June 12 at 10:00am local time and general tickets will be available to the public beginning June 15 at 10:00 am local time HERE. VIP packages will be available HERE. A complete list of upcoming live dates can be found below.

Released on June 1, Prequelle is available digitally and physically via Loma Vista Recordings now HERE.  Limited edition merch bundles are available exclusively in the Ghost Shop HERE. Ghost is currently featured on five collectible covers of Revolver Magazine’s June/July issue, which is available now HERE. Read the story online HERE. On June 14, Ghost will join legendary metal band Candlemass to honor Metallica by performing one of their songs as members Lars Ulrich and Robert Trujillo are presented with the Polar Music Prize by the King of Sweden, Carl XVI Gustaf. 

Ghost announced Prequelle (pronounced prē-KWELL) alongside the album’s lead single “Rats” on April 13, 2018 and introduced fans to the band’s new singer Cardinal Copia. Watch his ascension to frontman in Prequelle Chapters 1-3 HERE. Last month, the band treated fans to an early listen of the album’s second song “Dance Macabre” with the first-ever Instagram Stories song premiere. With over 5 million streams in three weeks, the track is the band’s fastest streaming song to date. Lyrically, Prequelle delves into the plague, the apocalypse, and dark ages. The entire body of work is also a snapshot of the world in which we live in on a daily basis, brought to life through an emotive, enlightening, and riveting body of songs.

Prequelle follows Ghost’s third studio album, Meliora, and its accompanying EP Popestar, which elevated the Swedish rock band into the pantheon of the greatest rock bands on earth and resulted in a Grammy® Award for ‘Best Metal Performance’. Meliora debuted at No. 1 at Independent Retail, No. 2 at Rock, and in the Top 10 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums Chart, selling over a quarter million copies globally. The band made their network television debut performing the album’s lead single “Cirice” on CBS’s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.  Popestar debuted at the No. 1 position on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums and Hard Rock Albums chart and produced an Active Rock chart topper with “Square Hammer”. 

Ghost Live Dates

  • June 15, 2018 – Brétigny-Sur-Orge, France – Download Paris
  • June 21, 2018 – Dessel, Belgium – Graspop
  • June 23, 2018 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Copenhall
  • July 12, 2018 – Viveiro, Spain – Resurrection Fest
  • July 14, 2018 – Eindhoven, Netherlands – Dynamo Metal Fest
  • July 19, 2018 – Oslo, Norway – Valle Hoven, supporting Guns N’ Roses
  • July 20, 2018 – Nordfjordeid, Norway – Malakoff Festival
  • August 03, 2018 – Wacken, Germany – Wacken Open Air
  • August 05, 2018 – Colmar, France – Foire Aux Vins
  • October 26, 2018 – Tulsa, OK – Cox Business Center Ballroom
  • October 29, 2018 – Louisville, KY – Palace Theatre
  • October 30, 2018 – Indianapolis, IN – The Murat Theatre
  • November 01, 2018 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
  • November 02, 2018 – Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center – Theatre
  • November 03, 2018 – Madison, WI – The Sylvee
  • November 04, 2018 – Ames, IA – Stephens Auditorium
  • November 06, 2018 – Omaha, NE – Orpheum Theater
  • November 08, 2018 – Albuquerque, NM – Kiva Auditorium
  • November 09, 2018 – El Paso, TX – Abraham Chavez Theatre
  • November 10, 2018 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
  • November 12, 2018 – San Diego, CA – Spreckels Theatre*
  • November 13, 2018 – Sacramento, CA – Sacramento Community Center Theater
  • November 15, 2018 – San Jose, CA – City National Civic Center
  • November 16, 2018 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
  • November 17, 2018 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint
  • November 19, 2018 – Midland, TX – Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center
  • November 20, 2018 – Austin, TX – Bass Concert Hall
  • November 21, 2018 – New Orleans, LA – Orpheum Theatre
  • November 23, 2018 – Orlando, FL – Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts – Walt Disney Theater
  • November 24, 2018 – Miami Beach, FL – The Fillmore at Jackie Gleason Theater
  • November 25, 2018 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
  • November 27, 2018 – North Charleston, SC – North Charleston Performing Arts Center
  • November 29, 2018 – Mobile, AL – Saenger Theatre
  • November 30, 2018 – Atlanta, GA – Roxy Theatre
  • December 01, 2018 – Jacksonville, FL – Florida Theatre
  • December 02, 2018 – Charlotte, NC – Ovens Auditorium
  • December 04, 2018 – Richmond, VA – Dominion Energy Center
  • December 05, 2018 – Wilkes-Barre, PA – F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts
  • December 07, 2018 – Laval, QC – Place Bell
  • December 08, 2018 – Toronto, ON – Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
  • December 10, 2018 – Baltimore, MD – The Hippodrome
  • December 11, 2018 – Upper Darby, PA – Tower Theater
  • December 13, 2018 – Albany, NY – Palace Theatre
  • December 14, 2018 – Boston, MA – Wang Theatre
  • December 15, 2018 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center

 

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Raymond Melendez is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief for Local San Diego Metal website sdmetal.com. Besides Heavy Metal music, Raymond is also a movie buff and Craft Beer enthusiast. Which is why he is also the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Popular Movie Review website 'MovieFloss.com' and Co-Founder of Craft Beer website 'BeerAlien.com'.