Ghost announce first Australian headline tour for October

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Ghost announce first Australian headline tour for October

The Swedish masters of metal will be touching down in October.

One of the world’s most exhilarating and esteemed creative forces, Grammy-winning Swedish theatrical rock band Ghost heading down under this October for their first Australian headline tour.

Frontman Tobias Forge (otherwise known as Papa Emeritus, the “demonic anti-pope”) will be joined by his gang of seven masked Nameless Ghouls for the headline dates, kicking off in Sydney on Tuesday, October 3 at the Hordern Pavilion, then heading to Melbourne on Wednesday, October 4 at Margaret Court Arena before making its way to Brisbane on Saturday, October 7 at the Riverstage.

Ghost 2023 Australian tour

  • Oct 3 – Horder Pavillion, Sydney
  • Oct 4 – Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne
  • Oct 7 – The Riverstage, Brisbane

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While their music alone would qualify them for legend status, Ghost’s live shows are not to be missed. Elaborate costumes, transformative stage design and relentless energy combine to whip audiences into a manic frenzy.

“We wish to inform you that your patience and loyalty have paid off, Ghost will be haunting Australian lands in October 2023,” said the Clergy in a statement.

Founded in 2006, the Linköping-based band is an unstoppable force in the heavy scene.  Fusing far-fetched influences including vintage satanic rock, prog rock, psychedelia, pop and a splash of musical theatre, their sound is distinctly their own.

Their accolades include a Grammy for Best Metal Performance, countless other awards and nominations, over a billion streams and the title of one of Kerrang’s “50 Most Evil Songs Ever” for their song Ritual.

Ghost’s latest release, their fifth studio album Impera, is based on the rise and fall of empires. It features the singles Call Me Little Sunshine, Twenties and Spillways. They’ll be dropping an EP called Phantomine on May 18.

Tickets for the Australian tour are set to be released on Friday April 28 at 9am, with a presale option starting on April 26.

To grab your tickets to see Ghost in Melbourne on October 4, head here