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Ghost announce huge tour with Mastodon and Spiritbox

Ghost band: Tobias Forge
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Ghost have announced a blockbuster set of North American tour dates - and they're bringing along some heavyweight pals from the metal scene for the ride.

Joining Tobias Forge and his spooky crew on the next leg of the Imperatour worldwide trek are Atlantan riff beasts Mastodon and fast-riding modern metal hype machine Spiritbox (aside from two dates - Green Bay, Wisconsin, at which Mastodon will swap out for death metal legends Carcass, and Danville, Virginia's Blue Ridge Rock Fest, which will feature its own lineup).

The tour announcement also included a new chapter in Ghost's ongoing video series, featuring a somewhat awkward family dinner involving Papa Emeritus IV/Cardinal Copia, Sister Imperator and the ghost of Papa Nihil. Because of course.

Tickets for the tour go on sale this Friday (May 20) at 10 a.m local time via Ticketmaster (opens in new tab).

Check out the full list of new Ghost tour dates below:

Ghost Imperatour US tour dates 2022

Aug 26: San Diego Pechanga Arena San Diego, CA
Aug 27: Tucson Tucson Convention Center Arena, AZ
Aug 30: Austin Moody Center, TX
Aug 31: Corpus Christi American Bank Center Arena, TX
Sep 02: Huntsville Von Braun Center’s Propst Arena, AL
Sep 03: Duluth Gas South Arena, GA
Sep 04: Asheville ExploreAsheville.com Arena, NC
Sep 06: Tampa Yuengling Arena, FL
Sep 08: Danville Blue Ridge Rock Fest, VA
Sep 09: Trenton CURE Insurance Arena, NJ
Sep 10: Belmont Park UBS Arena, NY
Sep 12: Providence Dunkin Donuts Center, RI
Sep 13: Bangor Cross Insurance Center, ME
Sep 15: Quebec City Videotron Centre, QC
Sep 16: Laval Place Bell, QC
Sep 17: Toronto Coca Cola Coliseum, ON
Sep 19: Saginaw Dow Event Center, MI
Sep 20: Youngstown Covelli Centre, OH
Sep 21: Peoria Peoria Civic Center Arena, IL
Sep 23: Green Bay Resch Center, WI

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