GHOST DEVOTIONAL POP-UP
Confess Your Sins at the GRAMMY Museum August 21 through September 17
As Ghost’s September 11-12 headline stand at the Kia Forum looms ever closer, the GRAMMY Museum® in Los Angeles has unveiled the Ghost Devotional Pop-Up. As the faithful await the return of Papa Emeritus IV and co. to the City of Angels, they are invited to enter the hand crafted, custom built confession booth and bare their souls about why they think Ghost are the best rock band in the world! Make amends and leave atoned, with a souvenir photo of the experience.
The Ghost Devotional Pop-Up was designed and fabricated by Justin Ware of Creativeware (Beastie Boys Exhibit at Orange County Museum of Art) and built by carpenter/welder Greg S. Gilday (The Mandalorian, Tenet, Westworld). The custom created structure will be accompanied by a museum installation displaying Papa Emeritus III’s outfit worn at the 2015 GRAMMYs® —the year Ghost took the Best Metal Performance award for “Cirice” from the band’s third album, Meliora.
The Ghost Devotional Pop Up will be open to GRAMMY Museum visitors through September 17. Ghost’s RE-IMPERATOUR U.S.A. 2023 continues through September 12–remaining dates as follows:
08/23/23 – Burgettstown, PA – The Pavilion at Star Lake
08/24/23 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
08/25/23 – Camden, NJ – Freedom Mortgage Pavilion
08/27/23 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater
08/29/23 – Simpsonville, SC – CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park
08/30/23 – Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place
08/31/23 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
09/02/23 – The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
09/03/23 – Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
09/05/23 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
09/07/23 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
09/08/23 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre
09/11/23 – Los Angeles, CA – Kia Forum
09/12/23 – Los Angeles, CA – Kia Forum
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GHOST continues to elevate and reaffirm its status as one of the world’s most celebrated creative forces. Accumulating well over a billion streams, the GRAMMY-winning Swedish theatrical rock band continues to bring the “euphoric spectacle” (ROLLING STONE) of its live shows to ever-growing and increasingly impassioned crowds, headlining arena tours including sold out shows from the Forum in Los Angeles and Barclays Center in New York to London’s O2 Arena and Stockholm’s Avicii Arena. In March 2022, THE LOS ANGELES TIMES reported in a Calendar cover story that Ghost had “conquered metal and the charts” when its fifth album IMPERA debuted at #1 in a sweep of the U.S. album charts, entering the BILLBOARD 200 at #2 and bowing at #1 in the band’s native Sweden as well as Germany and Finland, while cracking the top 5 in the UK (#2), Netherlands (#2), Belgium (#2), Canada (#3), Australia (#3), France (#5), Ireland (#5), and more. Produced by Klas Åhlund and mixed by Andy Wallace — and featuring “Spillways”—hailed as a “sweetly constructed rock tune” by THE NEW YORK TIMES and recently reimagined with Joe Elliott of Def Leppard, the #7 YouTube trending GRAMMY-nominated “Call Me Little Sunshine,” and Active Rock #1 radio single “Hunter’s Moon” — IMPERA finds Ghost transported centuries forward from the Black Plague era of its previous album, 2018 Best Rock Album GRAMMY nominee Prequelle—or as ROLLING STONE put it, “Ghost predicted the pandemic, Now the metal band is foretelling the fall of empires.” The result is the most ambitious and lyrically incisive entry in the Ghost canon: Over the course of IMPERA’s 12-song cycle, empires rise and fall, would-be messiahs ply their hype (financial and spiritual alike), prophecies are foretold as the skies fill with celestial bodies divine and man-made… All in all, the most current and topical Ghost subject matter to date is set against a hypnotic and darkly colorful melodic backdrop making IMPERA a listen like no other — yet unmistakably, quintessentially Ghost. Ghost closed out 2022 by cracking the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time, with the RIAA gold-certified “Mary on a Cross.” Earlier this year, in the wake of IMPERA winning Favorite Rock Album at the American Music Awards and Best Rock Album of the Year at the iHeart Radio Music Awards, Ghost unveiled PHANTOMIME, a five-song covers EP intended from the start to follow IMPERA. A diverse and spellbinding sampling of Ghost’s musical DNA, PHANTOMIME is comprised of covers of classics and deep cuts by Television, Genesis, The Stranglers, Iron Maiden and Tina Turner. PHANTOMIME pays tribute in equal measure to every one of these unique influences while stamping them all with Ghost’s undeniable sonic signature. Currently, Ghost is in the midst of a triumphant return to North America, in the form of its RE-IMPERATOUR U.S.A. 2023, making stops in more than two dozen cities before its two-night finale the Kia Forum in Los Angeles on September 11th and 12th.