Ghost announce dates for 2022 ‘Imperatour North American Arena Tour’
Ghost featuring frontman Tobias Forge have announced dates for their 2022 Imperatour North America Arena Tour in support of their latest studio album Impera, which was released via Loma Vista Recordings on March 11, 2022.
Nasty Little Man PR‘s press release indicates (with slight edits):
“Children of North America, rejoice… Ghost will once again bring the “euphoric spectacle” (Rolling Stone) of its live ritual to North America for the next leg of its globally dominating Imperatour. The North American Imperatour will see the Grammy® Award-winning Swedish theatrical rock band headlining 19 arenas across the U.S. and Canada (plus an appearance at Virginia’s Blue Ridge Rock Fest), kicking off August 26th at San Diego’s Pechanga Arena and running through September 23rd at the Resch Center in Green Bay.
The newly announced dates will comprise Ghost’s first North American run since the March 11, 2022 release of its fifth album Impera via Loma Vista Recordings. As reported by The Los Angeles Times in a Calendar cover story, Ghost “conquered metal and the charts” as Impera debuted at #1 in a sweep of the U.S. album charts, entering the Billboard 200 at #2 with first week sales of nearly 70,000. Internationally, Impera bowed at #1 in the band’s native Sweden as well as Germany and Finland, while cracking the top 5 in the UK (#2), Netherlands (#2), Belgium (#2), Canada (#3), Australia (#3), France (#5), Ireland (#5), and more. Produced by Klas Åhlund and mixed by Andy Wallace — and featuring “Spillways”—hailed as a “sweetly constructed rock tune” by The New York Times, the Billboard Rock Chart (BDS) #1 charting “Call Me Little Sunshine,” and Active Rock #1 radio single “Hunter’s Moon” — Impera finds Ghost transported centuries forward from the Black Plague era of its previous album, 2018 Best Rock Album Grammy® nominee Prequelle — or as Rolling Stone put it, “Ghost predicted the pandemic. Now the metal band is foretelling the fall of empires.” The result is the most ambitious and lyrically incisive entry in the Ghost canon: Over the course of Impera’s 12-song cycle, empires rise and fall, would-be messiahs ply their hype (financial and spiritual alike), prophecies are foretold as the skies fill with celestial bodies divine and man-made… All in all, the most current and topical Ghost subject matter to date is set against a hypnotic and darkly colorful melodic backdrop making Impera a listen like no other — yet unmistakably, quintessentially Ghost.
The announcement of Imperatour’s North American swing completes a perfect storm of Ghost mania, coinciding with this week’s ascension of “Call Me Little Sunshine” to the top of the Rock Radio chart and the unveiling of Chapter 11: Family Dinner, the newest installment of Ghost’s long-running narrative series of webisodes. In this next chapter, we find Papa Emeritus IV, having returned to the Ministry, joining Sister Imperator, Mr. Saltarian, and the spirit of Papa Nihil for a meal of Chinese takeout. To take your seat at the reunion dinner, go HERE.
Tickets for Ghost‘s North American Imperatour will be on sale from May 20 at 10am local time at https://found.ee/Ghost_Tour. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets in select markets before the general public beginning Wednesday, May 18th at 12pm local time through Thursday, May 19th at 10pm local time.
See below for a complete list of dates. For more information, including details re: limited VIP packages, go to www.ghost-official.com
Tour dates for Ghost’s Imperatour North America 2022:
Fri Aug 26 – San Diego, CA – Pechanga Arena San Diego
Sat Aug 27 – Tucson, AZ – Tucson Convention Center Arena
Tue Aug 30 – Austin, TX – Moody Center
Wed Aug 31 – Corpus Christi, TX – American Bank Center Arena
Fri Sep 2 – Huntsville, AL – Von Braun Center’s Propst Arena
Sat Sep 3 – Duluth, GA – Gas South Arena
Sun Sep 4 – Asheville, NC – ExploreAsheville.com Arena
Tue Sep 6 – Tampa, FL – Yuengling Arena
Thu Sep 8 – Danville, VA – BLUE RIDGE ROCK FEST*
Fri Sep 9 – Trenton, NJ – CURE Insurance Arena
Sat Sep 10 – Belmont Park, NY – UBS Arena
Mon Sep 12 – Providence, RI – Dunkin Donuts Center
Tue Sep 13 – Bangor, ME – Cross Insurance Center
Thu Sep 15 – Quebec City, QC – Videotron Centre
Fri Sep 16 – Laval, QC – Place Bell
Sat Sep 17 – Toronto, ON – Coca Cola Coliseum
Mon Sep 19 – Saginaw, MI – Dow Event Center
Tue Sep 20 – Youngstown, OH – Covelli Centre
Wed Sep 21 – Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center Arena
Fri Sep 23 – Green Bay, WI – Resch Center**
*Ghost and Spiritbox only
**Ghost, Spiritbox and special guest Carcass
Ghost‘s “Call Me Little Sunshine” video: