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GHOST announces first-ever North American tour

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As a whole, metal is a fairly theatrical genre of music. Skulls, bloody images, and an undying obsession with the Devil (not to mention leather) are the trademarks of some truly great metal. But for Sweden’s GHOST, they’ve taken that sensibility to a whole new level. Lead by the mysterious “The Ghoul with No Name”, who dresses like a “satanic pope,” the band’s lineup is completely anonymous, only adding even more scare points to the outfit’s special blend of satanic rock with a decidedly pop twist. Now, the outfit is planning to further spread their unique musical output with their first North American tour dates this fall.

Before hitting the U.S. and Canada, the band will spend the summer rocking through Europe and playing a number of festivals, including the Download Festival and Oya Festival. Then, beginning on September 23rd in Springfield, VA, the band hit will launch the North American leg. Stops include New York, NY, Boston, MA, Toronto, ON, Quebec City, QC, Seattle, WA, San Francisco, CA, and beyond before the festivities come to a close on October 14th in Hollywood, CA. Joining the band for the three-week trek will be Enslaved and Alcest.

Check out the entire tour schedule below. The band’s debut album, Opus Eponymous, is out now.

GHOST 2011 Tour Dates:
06/10 – Solvesborg, SE @ Sweden Rock Festival
06/11 – Leicestershire, UK @ Download Festival
06/13 – Nickelsdorf, AU @ Nova Rock Festival
06/17 – Gothenburg, SE @ Metaltown Festival
06/19 – Clisson, FR @ Hellfest
06/25 – Dessel, BE @ Graspop Metal Meeting
07/01 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival
07/02 – Nijmegen, NL @ Forta Rock Festival
07/07 – Gavle, SE @ Getaway Fest
07/22 – Pssneck, DE @ Hell’s Pleasure Festival
07/23 – Helsinki, FI @ Tuska Open Air Festival
07/29 – Ostersund, SE A Storsjoyran
08/05 – Lustenau, AU @ Szene Open Air Festival
08/06 – Itzehoe, DE @ Wacken Open Air Festival
08/12 – Oslo, NO @ Oya Festival
08/20 – Lulea, SE @ Musikens Makt Festival
08/22 – Malmo, SE @ Malmofestvalen
08/26 – Bergen, NO @ Hole In The Sky Festival
09/23 – Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
09/24 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theatre
09/25 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
09/26 – Boston, MA @ Middle East (downstairs)
09/28 – Quebec City, QC @ Imperial de Quebec
09/29 – Montreal, QC @ Café Campus
09/30 -Toronto, ON @ Opera House
10/01 – Columbus, OH @ Outland Live
10/02 – Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
10/03 – St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
10/05 – Winnipeg, MB @ West End Cultural Centre
10/06 – Regina, SK @ The Exchange
10/07 – Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room
10/08 – Calgary, AB @ Dickens Pub
10/10 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
10/11 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
10/12 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
10/13 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
10/14 – Hollywood, CA @ The Troubadour

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