“An Evening With Ghost” – December 11, 2018. Tower Theatre, Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
Metal Insider’s Jeff Podoshen was there…
With the demise of arena rock bands over the past number of years, there has been left a clear void. Not all that long ago one could see many arena or “evening with” shows in large theaters and hockey arenas in a given season. Today, that’s rarity. Luckily, however, Ghost has come in and filled that void.
I was able to catch “An Evening With Ghost” at the Tower Theatre on December 11, 2018 and this was my second chance seeing Ghost on their “A Pale Horse Named Death” tour. It was quite impressive.
Ghost is able to engage fans both far and wide in terms of demographics. You had some very clear metal fans there. You had some hard rock fans there. You had kids there and you had senior citizens there. All enjoying the show. There were even some celebs there, as I was standing in front of Bam Margera for much of the night.
What made this particular show unique for me was that it was the first time I’ve seen Ghost in a Theatre. Elaborate staging and clear “arena rock” to the entire performance was clearly working for the band. The Nameless Ghouls are clearly into performing and the number of Ghouls onstage has clearly increased over the past number of years – expanding the live sound.
While Papa Emeritus will always hold a special place in my heart, the much more nimble and congenial Cardinal Copia is clearly on top of his game. For how much longer… .
Con Clavi Con Dio
Per Aspera ad Inferi
Miasma (with Papa Nihil Sax Solo)
Jigolo Har Megiddo (acoustic)
From the Pinnacle to the Pit
If You have Ghosts
Check out Ghost’s recap video of their North American arena tour here.