Swedish heavy metal outfit Ghost have announced that they will be embarking on an EU/UK tour, which is set to commence in April 2022. The band will be accompanied by Twin Temple and Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats.
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We wish to inform you that Ghost will be haunting UK and European soil come April/May 2022 with special guests Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats and @TwinTemple . Tickets On sale Friday , November 26th at 9AM CET. pic.twitter.com/IJ5yzgYsfW
— Papa Emeritus IV (@thebandGHOST) November 23, 2021
The tour will be in support of Ghost’s upcoming fifth full-length studio album, which the band has reportedly spent the majority of 2021 recording, according to Metal Injection. Songwriter and frontman Tobias Forge discussed the concept of the upcoming record in an interview with KLAQ, where he stated that it followed the theme of the rise and fall of empires, citing Timothy H. Parsons’ book The Rule of Empires as an inspiration.
Forge said; “I remember that day I came up with the idea for this record, this upcoming record. Because I got a book called The Rule Of Empires. So, basically, I wanted to make a record about the rise and ultimately the unescapable fails and falls of empires…So once you get that idea of, like, ‘Oh, now I know what the pile is gonna look like. I know now what not to put in there.’ And it was the same thing with Prequelle; it was gonna be about the great death, a medieval, primordial threat of annihilation which was, I guess I wouldn’t say carnal but maybe a tiny tad more spiritual and philosophical death, with the ever presence of actual termination, whereas this record about the empires was gonna be a little bit more practical, I guess; a little bit more, I don’t wanna say political. So it wasn’t really hard to be inspired by the last couple of years.”
The band originally aimed to release the album in Winter 2020, with a supporting tour to go forward in March of 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this of course did not go forward, however the group entered the studio in January to start recording. Regardless of the delay, the band have had a productive year, having been featured on the Metallica tribute album The Metallica Blacklist with their cover of “Enter Sandman” alongside the likes of Phoebe Bridgers, St. Vincent, Royal Blood and a huge host of other artists. Additionally, the band recently released a new single entitled “Hunter’s Moon” which was featured on the soundtrack to the 2021 film Halloween Kills. You can find these songs on all available streaming services.
Tickets for Ghost’s 2022 tour will go on sale on Friday November 26th, and will be available here. You can find the UK dates listed down below.
09/04/2022- AO Arena- Manchester
11/04- The O2- London
13/04- Ovo Hydro- Glasgow
15/04- Resorts World Arena- Birmingham
Photo Credit: Boston Lynn Schulz