Ghost announces 2022 North American arena tour

Imperatour features Mastadon as special guests

Ghost brings its live ritual to North America for the next leg of its globally dominating Imperatour. This summer, the North American Imperatour will see the GRAMMY Award-winning Swedish theatrical rock band headlining 19 arenas across the US and Canada with an appearance at Virginia’s Blue Ridge Rock Fest. The trek kicks off August 26st at San Diego’s Pechanga Arena and runs through September 23rd at the Resch Center in Green Bay.

Support on all dates will come from GRAMMY Award-winning band Mastodon, who have quietly evolved into one of the most influential, inimitable, and iconic rock bands of the modern era. Mastadon will not appear in Green Bay or at the Blue Ridge Rock Fest.

Tickets for Ghost’s North American Imperatour will be on sale from May 20th at 10 am local time via Ticketmaster. American Express Card Members can purchase tickets in select markets before the general public beginning Wednesday, May 18th at noon local time through Thursday, May 19th at 10 pm local time.

The newly announced dates will comprise Ghost’s first North American run since the March 11th release of its fifth album Impera via Loma Vista Recordings. The album debuted at No. 1 in a sweep of the US album charts, entering the Billboard 200 at No. 2 with first week sales of nearly 70,000. Internationally, Impera bowed at No. 1 in the band’s native Sweden as well as Germany and Finland, while cracking the top 5 in the UK, Netherlands, Belgium, Canada, Australia, France, Ireland, and more.

The tour announcement also coincides 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.

Ghost 2022 Imperatour North American Dates:

Aug 26 – San Diego, CA – Pechanga Arena San Diego
Aug 27 – Tucson, AZ – Tucson Convention Center Arena
Aug 30 – Austin, TX – Moody Center
Aug 31 – Corpus Christi, TX – American Bank Center Arena
Sept 2 – Huntsville, AL – Von Braun Center’s Propst Arena
Sept 3 – Duluth, GA – Gas South Arena
Sept 4 – Asheville, NC – Arena
Sept 6 – Tampa, FL – Yuengling Arena
Sept 8 – Danville, VA – Blue Ridge Rock Fest
Sept 9 – Trenton, NJ – CURE Insurance Arena
Sept 10 – Belmont Park, NY – UBS Arena
Sept 12 – Providence, RI – Dunkin Donuts Center
Sept 13 – Bangor, ME – Cross Insurance Center
Sept 15 – Quebec City, QC – Videotron Centre
Sept 16 – Laval, QC – Place Bell
Sept 17 – Toronto, ON – Coca Cola Coliseum
Sept 19 – Saginaw, MI – Dow Event Center
Sept 20 – Youngstown, OH – Covelli Centre
Sept 21 – Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center Arena
Sept 23 – Green Bay, WI – Resch Center

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