Grammy® Award-winning bandGhosthave earned the No. 1 position on Billboard's Top Rock Albums and Hard Rock Albums charts with their new EPPopestar. Selling over 21,000 copies the release is the first EP to top the Top Rock Albums chart in the chart's history.Popestaralso marks the band's second No. 1 release on the Hard Rock Albums chart. Additionally, the EP tops the Hard Rock chart in the band's home country of Sweden.
Popestar was released on September 16th by Loma Vista Recordings and is available online and in record stores on CD, vinyl, and digital. The surprise five-track offering features leading psalm "Square Hammer" and also contains covers of selections by Echo and the Bunnymen, Simian Mobile Disco, Eurythmics, and Imperiet. Popestar was recorded by Papa Emeritus III and his nameless ghouls in Linköping, Sweden and produced by Tom Dalgety (Pixies, Royal Blood, Opeth).To purchase Popestar now, click HERE.
Additionally, Ghost have released a Deluxe Version of Meliora, their acclaimed 2015 Grammy® Award-winning album. Meliora Deluxe contains the PopestarEP as a bonus disc (CD or LP or digital). To purchase Meliora Deluxe, click HERE.
The arrival of the Popestar EP coincided with the launch of the band's 41-city U.S. headlining Popestar Tour, which kicked off on September 16th. See below for a complete list of remaining rituals and for more information on upcoming dates, visit www.ghost-official.com.Ghost were awarded a Grammy® earlier this year for 'Best Metal Performance'. Their most recent albumMeliora was released on August 21, 2015 and debuted at No. 1 at Independent Retail, No. 2 at Rock, and in the Top 10 (#8) on Billboard's Top 200 Album Chart. The band capped off a landmark 2015 with their late night television debut on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert's Halloween show on CBS with a rousing performance of their offering "Cirice", which reached No. 3 at radio at Active Rock and Mainstream Rock.
Popestar U.S. Tour Dates
September 30 -Kansas City, MO - Arvest Bank at Midland TheatreOctober 1 - Madison, WI - Sonic Boom FestivalOctober 2 - Louisville, KY - Louder Than LifeOctober 3 - Detroit, MI - The FillmoreOctober 4 - Kalamazoo, MI - Kalamazoo State TheatreOctober 5 - Cedar Rapids, IA - Paramount TheatreOctober 7 - Denver, CO - Paramount TheatreOctober 8 - Salt Lake City, UT - The ComplexOctober 9 - Missoula, MT - The Wilma TheatreOctober 11 - Calgary, AB - MacEwan HallOctober 13 - Vancouver, BC - The Vogue TheaterOctober 14 - Seattle, WA - The Moore TheaterOctober 15 - Eugene, OR - McDonald TheaterOctober 16 - Portland, OR - The Rosalind TheaterOctober 18 - Riverside, CA - Riverside Municipal AuditoriumOctober 20 - Los Angeles, CA - The WilternOctober 21 - Los Angeles, CA - The WilternOctober 22 - Las Vegas, NV - The Brooklyn BowlOctober 25 - Phoenix, AZ - Comerica TheatreOctober 27 - Lubbock, TX - City Bank AuditoriumOctober 28 - San Antonio, TX - The Aztec TheaterOctober 31 - Little Rock, AR - MetroplexNovember 2 - Orlando, FL - The Hard RockNovember 3 - Miami Beach, FL - Fillmore Miami BeachNovember 4 - Jacksonville, FL - The Florida TheatreNovember 5 - Charlotte, NC - The FillmoreNovember 7 Raleigh, NC - The RitzNovember 9 - Toronto, ON - Queen Elizabeth TheatreNovember 11 - Montreal, QC - MetropolisNovember 12 - Brooklyn, NY - Kings Theatre