According to Blabbermouth.net, mysterious Swedish buzz band Ghost have announced that they will embark on their first-ever North American headlining tour in January.
Ghost cult leader "Papa Emeritus" (rumored to be Repugnant/Subvision's Tobias Forge, who takes the stage in the form of "a satanic pope") and his anonymous ghouls will team up with doom rockers Blood Ceremony and Ancient Vvisdom for a two-week trek dubbed the "13 Dates Of Doom" tour that will launch on January 18 in New York City.
"It is with an evil haunting chuckle that we are announcing that we are finally coming to North America," states Ghost's Papa Emeritus. "In the name of Satan, we will conduct thirteen rituals in thirteen different cities throughout the United States and Canada and now we are summoning all of our devotees to partake in these blasphemous eves of black magic."
Ghost, Blood Ceremony, Ancient Vvisdom North American tour dates:
01/18 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom 01/19 - Washington, DC @ Rock N Roll Hotel 01/20 - Boston, MA @ Middle East (downstairs) 01/21 - Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre 01/22 - Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club 01/24 - Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge 01/25 - Saint Paul, MN @ Station 4 01/27 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre 01/28 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Vertigo (The Complex) 01/30 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon 01/31 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater 02/01 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill 02/02 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
Ghost is continuing to support its debut album, "Opus Eponymous", which has been called "amazing" by Stereogum and "a primer on the creation of melodic hard rock" by The Big Takeover.