Ghost know how to launch an album, that’s for sure. While we were the first to write about their late night ad, we know now that Meliora will be released on August 21st on Loma Vista Records. The album is available for pre-order today, and with that, they’ve also announced a headlining tour, called ‘Black To the Future,’  that will kick off in September with UK band Purson as support. While viewers of the TV ad saw that Philadelphia and September 26th were highlighted, now we know why. For the band’s show at Philly’s Union Transfer, a friend of R5 promoter Sean Agnew forwarded us the following image on his Facebook page essentially making it a Pope-off. Pope Francis will be appearing in Philly on the same day. What’s the band have up their robes? We’ll have to wait to find out, but out of all the tour dates, this could be the one to go to. Here’s where you’ll be able to catch them on tour:


09/22 Washington D.C. @ The Fillmore
09/23 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
09/25 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
09/26 Phladelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
09/27  New York, NY @ Terminal 5
09/28 Boston, MA @ House of Blues
09/30 Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
10/01 Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
10/02 Detroit, MI @ The Majestic Theater
10/03 Chicago, IL @ The Riviera
10/05 Lawrence, KS @ Liberty Hall
10/06 St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
10/08 New Orleans, LA @ The Civic Auditorium
10/09 Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
10/10 Orlando FL @ Beacham Theatre
10/11  Tampa, FL @ The Ritz
10/13 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
10/14 San Antonio, TX  @ Aztec Theater
10/16 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
10/17 Denver, CO @Sumitt Music Hall
10/19 Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
10/20 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
10/21 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre
10/23 San Francisco, CA @ Warfield
10/26 Los Angeles, CA @ The Mayan Theater
10/27 Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory
10/28 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
10/30 San Diego, CA @ Northside Park Theater
10/31 Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
11/01 Phoenix, AZ @ Monster Mash Festival