Ghost forced to push Philly show after losing Pope-off

Posted by on August 13, 2015

Ghost has a new album coming titled Meliora scheduled to be out on August 21st via Loma Vista Records and just like every new record announcement, we also had a tour announcement across North America and the band did a particular ad highlighting Philadelphia’s date on September 26th. We later found out the date coincided with Pope Francis’ visit to the city, making it a Pope-off between Papa Emeritus III and Francis.

Sadly, we have news that Pope Francis was the winner of the battle, as the band was forced to push their scheduled show to September 29th, due to transportation and security issues during Francis’ visit and the band made the announcement in a clever video which you can find below.

Catch the band during the rest of the trek listed below, including their small acoustic tour and let’s hope Ghost can win the war against the church during the next battle:

Unholy / Unplugged Tour:

8/18 Seattle, [email protected] Silver Platters (SoDo Location) |  – 7pm
8/220 Los Angeles, CA @ Amoeba Records |  – 6pm
8/21 Phoenix, AZ @ ZIA (Camelback Location) | – 7pm
8/22 Baltimore, [email protected]  Sound Garden | – 2pm
8/23 Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade | – 2pm

Back to the Future Headliner tour w/Purson:

09/22 Washington D.C. @ The Fillmore
09/23 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
09/25 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
09/27  New York, NY @ Terminal 5
09/28 Boston, MA @ House of Blues
09/29 Phladelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
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

[via theprp.com]

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