Ghost’s U.S. Tour Announced, Band Say They Didn’t Want To Do The “Alien Ant Farm” With Covers EP (Updated)


Ghost‘s U.S. run has officially been announced. While initial venues had In Solitude as the openers for the trek, it looks as though King Dude will be in their place, with no mention of In Solitude on the admat. Here’s where you can catch it:

04/17 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
04/18 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
04/19 Chicago, IL – The Vic
04/20 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
04/22 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
04/23 Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater
04/25 Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues
04/26 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
04/28 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
05/01 Austin, TX – Emo’s
05/02 Houston, TX – House Of Blues
05/03 Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
05/04 New Orleans, LA – Civic Theatre
05/06 Orlando, FL – The Beacham
05/07 Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live
05/09 Atlanta, GA – Center Stage
05/10 Chattanooga, TN – Track 29
05/11 Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre
05/12 Ashville, NC – The Orange Peel
05/14 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
05/15 Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero
05/16 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
05/17 New York, NY – Best Buy Theater

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In other news. Ghost‘s recent covers EP “If You Have Ghost” (featuring Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters) gave the band some trepidation of potentially devaluing their own identity. One of the Nameless Ghoul‘s from the outfit explained that the band were wary of suffering the same fate as other bands who had focused too heavily on covers in the past.

Speaking with (see below for the interview), the Ghoul stated:

“Both the EP and the record was recorded in October/November 2012. And then just because of his [Grohl‘s] involvement with those songs, we sort of decided that maybe we should take that session and just throw it out later, just because you know…

There’s always a risk of sort of making the record a little bit… You know if you put it on the record and you take the song—that is a cover song—there’s always a slight risk that that cover song might overshadow the record.

Especially when you’re in a band like Ghost, where most of our songs are sort of… There’s a certain degree of filth in them that sort of disqualifies us from the big mainstream. And if you do a cover of a song that is not filthy or dirty or anything blasphemous, or anything, basically you run the risk of having commercial success with that song. And you know, we didn’t want to do the ‘Alien Ant Farm.'”