Ghost introduced a new wrinkle to the band’s already highly theatrical stage show recently when they closed their set at France’s Hellfest with the song “Monstrance Clock” and brought out a children’s choir as a surprise. The children got to sing the wonderfully uplifting refrain, “Come together, together as one / Come together, for Lucifer’s son,” on the church-like stage set, complete with Ghost’s “sisters of sin” on either side of them.
- One of the band’s Nameless Ghouls told us not long ago that Ghost knew early on that they would be a very theatrical act: [“This is not just like a T-shirt band. This sounds like something that would be theatrical and, you know, over the top, so this must be like a theater band — yeah, and then we started like, very quickly it was like, there should be a pope, and it should be like a nameless band that should be in it, big church, and it quickly ramped up to where we had to make a decision where this is not just something that we can just wing at a bar.”] SOUNDCUE (:22 OC: . . . at a bar.)
- Ghost recently announced the “Popestar” U.S. headlining tour, a 35-city run that will kick off on September 16th in Rochester, New York and wind down on November 12th in Brooklyn.
- Tickets purchased for select shows will include a digital download of new music that will be made available the day the fall rituals begin. Check out Ghost-Official.com for participating dates and details.
- Ghost recently completed work on a new EP for a fall release.
- The band’s officially licensed Halloween masks — one based on the Nameless Ghouls and one based on lead singer Papa Emeritus III — will be available around August 19th.