Ghost Announces ‘Imperator North American Tour’

Adam Bielawski
Ghost introduces a new character to their theatrical metal band saga – Cardinal Copia – at the Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival in Columbus

Ghost will be returning to the road along with Mastodon and Spiritbox this fall.

The tour is set to kick off at Pechanga Arena in San Diego on Aug. 26, with stops at Austin’s Moody Center, UBS Arena in Belmont Park, N.Y., Toronto’s Coca Cola Coliseum and more before wrapping up at the Resch Center in Green Bay, Wis. on Sept. 23.

The Swedish rock band introduced their new character, Papa Emeritus IV, in January 2021 on the Swedish game show, “På spåret.” January saw the release of the band’s first single from their fifth studio album, “Call Me Little Sunshine.” Their album, Impure, arrived on March 11, with a second single, “Twenties,” being released a few days before the full album.

The band has steadily been touring through Europe this year with Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats and Twin Temple as support. The band grossed $193,700 for their performance at Lanxess Arena in Cologne, according to reports submitted to Pollstar‘s Boxoffice, while their show at Frankfurt’s Festhalle – Mess Frankfurt grossed $154,096.

Mastodon set out on a headlining tour of their own in 2021, with the band selling out Oakland, Calif.’s Fox Theater with 2,613 tickets and grossing $164,721 on Dec. 2, according to reports submitted to Pollstar‘s Boxoffice.

Spiritbox has also been busy touring recently, with the band having joined Underoath and Every Time I Die throughout March.

Tickets for Ghost’s upcoming tour will go on sale starting May 20 at 10 a.m. local. American Express cardmembers can purchase tickets in select markets beforehand from May 18 at 12 p.m. local time until May 19 at 10 p.m. local time.

Ghost Imperator North American TourDates
08/26 – Pechanga Arena San Diego – San Diego, CA
08/27 – Tucson Convention Center Arena – Tucson, AZ
08/30 – Moody Center – Austin, TX
08/31 – American Bank Center Arena – Corpus Christi, TX
09/02 – Von Braun Center’s Propst Arena – Huntsville, AL
09/03 – Gas South Arena – Duluth, GA
09/04 – Arena – Asheville, NC
09/06 – Yungling Arena – Tampa, FL
09/08 – Blue Ridge Rock Fest – Danville, VA*
09/09 – CURE Insurance Arena – Trenton, NJ
09/10 – UBS Arena – Belmont Park, NY
09/12 – Dunkin Donuts Center – Providence, RI
09/13 – Cross Insurance Center – Bangor, ME
09/15 – Videotron Centre – Quebec City, QC
09/16 – Place Bell – Laval, QC
09/17 – Coca Cola Coliseum – Toronto, ON
09/19 – Dow Event Center – Saginaw, MI
09/20 – Covelli Centre – Youngstown, OH
09/21 – Peoria Civic Center Arena – Peoria, IL
09/23 – Resch Center – Green Bay, WI**
*Ghost and Spiritbox only
** Ghost, Spiritbox, and special guest Carcass