Last night, Ghost kicked off their “Unholy/Unplugged” tour in front of a large crowd at Seattle’s Silver Platters. This is the most personality that Papa Emeritus III has shown so far. Stripped of his headgear and wearing a suit, Papa, along with two Nameless Ghouls played a three-song set, which mysteriously, didn’t contain anything from Meliora, which will be released on Friday (21).
Playing “Jigolo Har Megiddo,” “Zombie Queen,” and their cover of Roky Erikson’s “If You Have Ghost,” the band’s music translates well acoustically, even if the band got caught up in their own mythology in an acoustic setting. “I remember this song,” Papa started, before catching himself and saying “no I don’t, I was never there,” while introducing “Zombie Queen.” “I read on a Wikipedia song that this song was a hard one to arrange,” he continued (btw, the unplugged version features Papa playing kazoo). The unique tour picks back up tomorrow and will continue through Sunday at the following stops:
Thurs, 8/20 @ Amoeba Records | Los Angeles, CA – 6pm
Fri, 8/21 @ ZIA (Camelback Location) | Phoenix, AZ – 7pm
Sat, 8/22 @ Sound Garden | Baltimore, MD – 2pm
Sun, 8/23 @ Rough Trade | Brooklyn, NY – 2pm
Meliora will be out on Friday on Loma Vista. It can be preordered here.