In case you haven’t noticed, the hype machine for the new Ghost record Meliora is in full swing. The band are controversial and highly divisive among the metal community, but we here at Heavy Blog are very much on the pro-Ghost side of the line; the group’s Satanic theatrics are hilarious, and the music is enough to hold up without the gimmick.

Given the group’s worldwide success, it’s not surprising that the group would waste no time booking a massive trek across North America in support of Meliora. Ghost will be teaming up with support act Purson for the “Black To The Future” tour. Get dates below.

SEP 22 : SILVER SPRING, MD – THE FILLMORE
SEP 23 : COLUMBUS, OH – NEWPORT MUSIC HALL
SEP 25 : PITTSBURGH, PA – STAGE AE
SEP 26 : PHILADELPHIA, PA – UNION TRANSFER
SEP 27 : NEW YORK, NY – TERMINAL 5
SEP 28 : BOSTON, MA – HOUSE OF BLUES
SEP 30 : MONTREAL, QC – METRÓPOLIS
OCT 1 : TORONTO, ON – SOUND ACADEMY
OCT 2 : DETROIT, MI – MAJESTIC THEATER
OCT 3 : CHICAGO, IL – RIVIERA THEATER
OCT 5 : LAWRENCE, KS – LIBERTY HALL
OCT 6 : ST. LOUIS, MO – PAGEANT THEATER
OCT 8 : NEW ORLEANS, LA – CIVIC THEATER
OCT 9 : ATLANTA, GA – TABERNACLE
OCT 10 : ORLANDO, FL – BEACHAM THEATER
OCT 11 : TAMPA, FL – RITZ YBOR
OCT 13 : DALLAS, TX – HOUSE OF BLUES
OCT 14 : SAN ANTONIO, TX – AZTEC THEATER
OCT 16 : ALBUQUERQUE, NM – SUNSHINE THEATER
OCT 17 : DENVER, CO – SUMMIT MUSIC HALL
OCT 19 : BOISE, ID – KNITTING FACTORY
OCT 20 : SEATTLE, WA – EL CORAZON
OCT 21 : PORTLAND, OR – ROSELAND THEATER
OCT 23 : SAN FRANCISCO, CA – WARFIELD THEATER
OCT 26 : LOS ANGELES, CA – MAYAN THEATER
OCT 27 : RENO, NV – KNITTING FACTORY
OCT 28 : SALT LAKE CITY, UT – THE DEPOT
OCT 30 : SAN DIEGO, CA – NORTH PARK THEATER
OCT 31 : LAS VEGAS, NV – HOUSE OF BLUES
NOV 1 : PHOENIX, AZ – MONSTER MASH FESTIVAL

This run of dates should provide many fans with the opportunity to see the band live for the first time. It goes without saying that Ghost are an act to behold. I’ve got my eyes on the Columbus date.

Tickets will go on sale Friday, June 12th at 10am local times. Select dates will also include digital redemption codes of Meliora before the official release. Check with the promoter for your local date to see if your ticket comes with the download code.

Ahead of the tour announcement, Ghost have also unveiled a music video for Meliora lead single “Cirice.” It’s a performance video that shows off the Papa Emeritus III and the new masks for the Nameless Gouls, and it’s more than just a little bit silly. Check it out below.

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People get upset over this band. Can you believe it?

Meliora is due out August 21st through Loma Vista Recordings. Pre-orders are available at this location.

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