Ghost held a "special sermon" moments ago in New York City's Irving Plaza. The event was hosted by Papa Nihil & Sister Imperator and it was a very free-form, loose event and the fans were excited to be in the presence of Ghost characters.
After playing some more teasers of new music, which sounds great, we learn that the band is on a mission to play bigger venues. Sister Imperator played another pre-recorded segment similar to the ones we've been seeing and then came the big announcement.
Ghost will be headlining their two largest shows ever, by playing two massive arenas in New York and Los Angeles. Sister Imperator announced that Ghost will have two large shows as part what they are calling "A Pale Tour Named Death." The two dates are:
Nov 16 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
Dec 15 – New York, NY – Barclays Center
These are, without question, the two largest shows Ghost have ever put together. They had played Barclays once before, but it was opening for Iron Maiden a few years back. This is the first time the band is attempting to play venues greater than 10,000 in cap, and explains why on their current tour, they are skipping New York City proper and going upstate. They want to make sure all their fans save their money and energy for the big arena shows. For the record, Barclays Center has a cap of 19,000 people and The Forum has a cap of 17,500. So that's a lot of fans Ghost will have to convince to head to these arenas. One would imagine the band would have a much larger stage production with the increased budget and stage area of a larger show.
Tickets for both shows go on sale at 10AM on Friday.
Previously announced dates include:
May 05, 2018 – Riverside, CA – RMA
May 06, 2018 – Tucson, AZ – Tucson Music Hall
May 08, 2018 – Houston, TX – Revention
May 10, 2018 – Chattanooga, TN – Tivoli
May 11, 2018 – Cincinnati, OH – The Taft Theatre
May 12, 2018 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
May 13, 2018 – Columbus, OH – Express Live
May 15, 2018 – Port Chester, NY – The Capitol Theatre
May 16, 2018 – Syracuse, NY – Crouse Hinds Theater
May 18, 2018 – Pittsburgh, PA – Benedum Center
May 19, 2018 – Philadelphia, PA – WMMR BBQ
May 20, 2018 – Washington, DC – Warner Theatre
May 22, 2018 – Asheville, NC – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
May 23, 2018 – Nashville, TN – Tennessee PAC
May 25, 2018 – St. Louis, MO – Peabody Opera House
May 26, 2018 – Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma
May 27, 2018 – Memphis, TN – Cannon Center
May 29, 2018 – Ft. Wayne, IN – The Clyde Theater
May 31, 2018 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater
June 01, 2018 – St. Paul, MN – The Palace Theater
Ghost's new album, Prequelle is out June 1st.
Here is a replay of the stream.