Ghost Rabobank

Grammy award-winning Swedish rock band Ghost will kick off a six-week U.S. tour on Sept. 13 at Rabobank Arena. Tickets go on sale Friday.

In what may be the only current merging of pop rock and death metal, Ghost has made quite a name for itself since forming in 2006. On Friday the 13th, the Swedish band will kick off a six-week North American tour at Rabobank Arena.

The Sept. 13 opener for the Ultimate Tour Named Death will follow the band's special guest summer slot on Metallica’s 25-date WorldWide European stadium tour.

Ghost is known for its theatrical live performances. Cardinal Copia and the seven Nameless Ghouls will perform for more than two hours on a striking stage set resembling a medieval cathedral with a backdrop of illuminated stained-glass windows that pay tribute to the three now-departed Papas. The show will also feature rich costumes, special effects and a spectacular light show tailor-made for arenas as well as a stage featuring multi-level platforms and walkways on which the members can prowl around.

The band started out with a heavier and "more metal" sound that has evolved over the years to reflect a catchier rock/pop sound. Ghost's rock edge is still sharp with music embracing dark lyrical themes such as the Black Death, the Antichrist, the Inquisition, avarice and the apocalypse.

Ghost comes off a great year in 2018, which saw the release of the band's latest album, "Prequelle," which debuted at No. 3 on Billboard’s 200 chart, was named Revolver’s No. 1 album of the year and was nominated for a Grammy for best rock album. Loudwire named Ghost its artist of the year. 

San Antonio-based, three-time Grammy-nominated alt-rock band Nothing More will perform at most of the 20-plus tour dates, with more to be announced.

Pre-sale tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Visit ghost-official.com for all pre-sales, VIP packages and ticketing details. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday.

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