It’s a new era for Ghost with a new Papa Emeritus to lead it
Modern doom metal titans Ghost seem to change front man a lot – or so they had everyone think until recently when legal troubles with former band mates revealed the identity of the character Papa Emeritus and all of his incarnations since 2006 to be Tobias Forge.
Now the band is about to head out on the road for a brief 13 date US tour with Forge transitioning to the new character Papa Emeritus Zero to take the lead of the band.
In a recent video Forge made a bold proclamation, saying:
“I am Papa Emeritus Zero. The party is over and now a new era begins. The Middle Ages begin now.”
The poster for the upcoming tour shows a radical change in the appearance of Papa Emeritus. Instead of the traditional Roman Catholic-esque priest attire he had become known for and made a trademark of his character over the years, he sheds all that and dons more modern looking clothing.
Ghost has a new album coming out, with some song titles revealed to be “Rats”, “Faith,” “Life Eternal” and “Danse Macabre.”
No title or release date for the upcoming LP have been given at press time.
Ghost 2018 U.S. Tour
05/05 Riverside Live – Riverside, CA
05/06 Tucson Convention Center – Tucson, AZ
05/08 Revention Music Center – Houston, TX
05/10 Tivoli Theatre, Walker Theatre, Memorial Auditorium – Chattanooga, TN
05/11 Taft Theatre – Cincinnati, OH
05/12 The Fillmore – Detroit, MI
05/15 The Capitol Theatre – Port Chester, NY
05/16 The Oncenter – Syracuse, NY
05/19 MMRBQ 2018 BB&T Pavilion – Camden, NJ
05/20 Warner Theatre – Washington, D.C.
05/22 U.S. Cellular Center – Asheville, NC
05/25 Peabody Opera House – St. Louis, MO
05/27 The Cannon Center For The Performing Arts – Memphis, TN
Tickets for the upcoming US tour can be found and purchased here.
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