Grammy-winning Swedish rock/pop band Ghost hit the North American road last week (10/25) at Freakers Ball in Grand Prairie, Texas with its A Pale Tour Named Death, a 40-date headline trek. The tour will include two arena shows: November 16th at the Los Angeles Forum, and December 15th at New York’s Barclays Center.

Ghost is well-known for its “an evening with” stage shows that are presented in two acts with an intermission. For A Pale Tour Named Death, frontman Cardinal Copia and the now expanded band – seven Ghouls and Ghoulettes – are presenting a two-hour program on a striking stage set performing some of the band’s most popular songs from Ghost’s albums and EPs catalogue. The set list includes Square Hammer, Cirice, Ashes He Is and em>Year Zero. The band is also preforming its new single,Dance Macabre (see video below), currently #14 at Active Rock Radio; the companion video, is a romantic and erotic look at a defining encounter in Ghost’s past.

Remaining dates on Ghost’s A Pale Tour Named Death are as follows:


29 Palace Theatre, Louisville, KY
30 Murat Theatre, Indianapolis, IN
31 Riverside Theatre, Milwaukee, WI


1 Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL
2 Peoria Civic Center – Theatre, Peoria, IL
3 The Sylvee, Madison, WI
4 Stephens Auditorium, Ames, IA
6 Orpheum Theatre, Omaha, NE
8 Kiva Auditorium, Albuquerque, NM
9 Abraham Chavez Theatre, El Paso, TX
10 Comerica Theatre, Phoenix, AZ
12 Spreckels Theatre, San Diego, CA
13 Community Center Theatre, Sacramento, CA
15 City National Civic Center, San Jose, CA
16 The Forum, Los Angeles, CA
17 The Joint @ the Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
19 Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center, Midland, TX
20 Bass Concert Hall, Austin, TX
21 Orpheum Theatre, New Orleans, LA
23 Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts – Walt Disney Theatre, Orlando, FL
24 The Fillmore at Jackie Gleason Theatre, Miami Beach, FL
25 Ruth Eckert Hall, Clearwater, FL
27 North Charleston Performing Arts Center, North Charleston, SC
29 Saenger Theatre, Mobile, AL
30 Roxy Theatre, Atlanta, GA

1 Florida Theatre, Jacksonville, FL
2 Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte, NC
4 Dominion Energy Center, Richmond, VA
5 F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, Wilkes-Barre, PA
7 Place Bell, Laval, QC Canada (Montreal)
8 Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto, ON
10 The Hippodrome, Baltimore, MD
11 Tower Theatre, Upper Darby, PA (Philly)
13 Palace Theater, Albany, NY
14 Wang Theatre, Boston, MA
15 Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY

7 Responses

  1. I’m telling you, if you have a chance to see them, they are worth every penny. I’ve seen them several times and absolutely love their live shows.

    ‘Can’t you see that you’re lost without me…’

  2. I’ve got tickets to the San Diego show! This will be my fourth time seeing them. DR, you are correct, their live shows are fantastic. To me, they are a modern day version of KI$$, with their mystique and visual live show.

    Cirice, that’s a great song, DR!

    1. Enjoy them in San Diego Rattlehead. Wish I could be there with you and be a part of the Clergy.

  3. They are a solid act that’s for sure, whatever group of musicians he has backing Papa. I’ve seen them 3 times the latest being July 2017 when they opened for Maiden in Oakland. They were awesome as usual and I loved their latest costume’s & regalia. Hope they come by Portland.

  4. When I first heard and seen a couple of videos from Tobias & company, I wasn’t that impressed so I found myself agreeing with Eddie Trunk, but I knew I’d be back to take another listen and Ghost became my favorite of anything I listened to in a while. All the records are good but I especially like the first one, in fact I’ll list it as one of my favorites of all time. The theme can be off putting to some but I’ve always felt that metal/hard rock is the perfect vehicle for expressing the forces of good and evil and mankind’s dealings with the Divine and diabolic. Call me strange. “Do not forget your knives, to save your life, to save your life.”

  5. I saw them open for Iron Maiden and they were great. I’ll definitely go see them when they come back to Texas at the end of November. And their latest album, Prequelle, is very good. It’s basically a loose concept album about the Black Plague in Europe.

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