Ghost Conjures Up Headline Dates

Ghost has booked nearly a dozen U.S. solo gigs between its previously announced support dates with Iron Maiden.

Papa Emeritus III and his Nameless Ghouls are currently spooking fans throughout Europe. The Swedish metal band plays O2 Apollo Manchester Friday and then moves on to O2 Academy Birmingham on Saturday. European gigs are scheduled through the end of April.

Papa Emeritus III of Ghost
Steve Brazill
– Papa Emeritus III of Ghost
Riverside Municipal Auditorium, Riverside, Calif.

Following a few South American festival appearances, Ghost joins forces with Iron Maiden for a North American trek that kicks off June 3 in Bristow, Va.

The group’s most recent album is 2015’s Meliora, which debuted in the Top 10 in the U.S. Lead single “Cirice” picked up the Grammy for Best Metal Performance.

Rolling Stone named the LP in its list of 20 Best Metal Albums of 2015.

Last year Ghost released the Popestar EP, featuring several covers, including Echo & the Bunnymen’s “Nocturnal Me” and Eurythmics’ “Missionary Man.”

Here are the new dates:

June 6 – Albany, N.Y., Palace Theatre
June 8 – Norfolk, Va., The NorVa
June 10 – Atlanta, Ga., The Tabernacle
June 14 – Louisville, Ky., The Louisville Palace Theatre
June 17 – Fargo, N.D., Fargo Civic Auditorium
June 22 – Corpus Christi, Texas, The Pavilion @ Concrete Street       
June 26 – Midland, Texas, La Hacienda Event Center
June 30 – Fresno, Calif., Rainbow Ballroom
July 13 – Indianapolis, Ind., Egyptian Room
July 14 – Fort Wayne, Ind., Embassy Theatre
July 18 – New Haven, Conn., College Street Music Hall
Tickets are available now.

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