97 Rock Presents Ghost September 17th Toyota Center Kennewick
HOST “ULTIMATE TOUR NAMED DEATH”
With special guest NOTHING MORE
TOYOTA CENTER – KENNEWICK, WA TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH
TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY, APRIL 5TH AT 10AM
The Toyota Center box office and Ticketmaster.com
Use the 97 Rock pre-sale code: FAITH on Thursday to purchase your seats before they go on sale to the general public this Friday April 5th.
LOS ANGELES, CA — (Monday, April 1, 2019) — With “Dance Macabre” becoming the band's third #1 single at rock radio, Grammy award-winning artist Ghost announces a six-week North American headline tour that will see the Swedish rock band’s elaborate rock theatre presentation metamorphose into a full-on arena production. Billed as the “Ultimate Tour Named Death,” the outing is due to kick off Friday, September 13 in at the Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield, CA, following Ghost’s special guest summer slot on Metallica’s 25-date “World Wide” European Stadium Tour. Tickets for the “Ultimate Tour Named Death” go on sale to the general public beginning this Friday, April 5 at 10AM local time. Log on to http://ghost-official.com for all pre-sales, VIP packages and ticketing details.
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 EPs catalogues. The set list will include favorites “Square Hammer,” "Cirice," "Ashes," "He Is," "Year Zero,” “Rats,” “Mummy Dust,” “Life Eternal,” “Dance Macabre,” and many more.
Twenty-eighteen proved to be a transformative year for Ghost. The band’s album Prequelle debuted at #3 on Billboard’s 200 chart, was named Revolver’s #1 Album of the Year, earned a Grammy nomination in the category of "Best Rock Album,” and accumulated 400,000 album sales and 200-million streams since its June release. Prequelle’s first radio single, “Rats,” held the #1 spot on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs chart for a record-setting eight consecutive weeks and received a "Best Rock Song" Grammy nomination, and the most recent radio track, “Dance Macabre,” became the band’s third #1 song at rock radio, a position it held for three weeks. In addition, Loudwire named Ghost its “Artist of the Year."
The Swedish-born Tobias Forge, who has been referred to as "the Andrew Lloyd Webber of rock," is Ghost's creative force, singer, songwriter, musician, and architect of the elaborate storylines that are woven through the band's four full-length studio albums, EPs, music videos, webisodes, and live shows, all of which advance the Ghost storyline.
Forge grew up listening to a wide array of 70s and 80s rock - Alice Cooper, Journey, Kansas, Boston, Black Sabbath, Jefferson Starship, Iron Maiden, and Foreigner. He's a hardcore music junkie; at home in Sweden, he has a most impressive collection of vinyl, cassettes, CDs, and VHS tapes, and when on tour, he regularly arranges for visits to local record haunts and ships back even more treasures.
He plays guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, and kazoo. Ghost's current album, Prequelle, is loosely based on The Black Plague of 14th century Europe, a metaphor Forge hopes will apply to the societal ills of today.