Upcoming Shows: GHOST, Mastodon, Opeth

This news update is brought to you today by the department of IT’S ABOUT DAMN TIME!

So you might remember a while back when I was whining about the fact that Ghost, having recently cancelled a U.S. tour, announced that they’d be returning to this country, and hitting several major cities but none that are near me.

Then I proceeded to whine some more, at every opportunity I could.  Mostly on Facebook.  Especially when some jerk a highly-esteemed fellow blogger bragged about seeing the show up in his corner of the country.  Well, obviously the band have been paying attention and they got sick and tired of my nonstop whining.  Because lo and behold, yesterday they put out an official announcement:

Children of America,

As whispered about these last weeks, we are in fact returning to haunt your vast lands again in April and May, together with Mastodon and Opeth.
Go to http://ghost-official.com/ to see the dates

Malicious wishes

/Papa Emeritus 1 and his Nameless Ghouls

The news gets better, because this tour is making a stop in Pittsburgh — on 15 April at Stage AE.  It appears that Mastodon and Opeth are alternating dates for headlining, and on this particular date it seems that Mastodon will be the one on top.  Not that it matters, because I wouldn’t mind seeing either one of them.  Hit the link above to see the full list, or just check it out right here, beyond the jump.

The dates are as follows:
 
APR 4 : PORTLAND, ME – State Theater
APR 5 : BOSTON, MA – Orpheum Theater
APR 6 : MONTREAL, QC – Metropolis
APR 7 : TORONTO, ON – Sony Centre
APR 9 : PHILADELPHIA, PA – Electric Factory
APR 10 : WALLINGFORD, CT – The Dome
APR 11 : NEW YORK, NY – Roseland Ballroom
APR 13 : CHICAGO, IL – Riviera Theatre
APR 14 : GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The Intersection
APR 15 : PITTSBURGH, PA – Stage AE
APR 16 : KNOXVILLE, TN – Tennessee Theater
APR 18 : OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Diamond Ballroom
APR 19 : DALLAS, TX – Palladium Ballroom
APR 20 : SAN ANTONIO, TX – Back Stage Live
APR 21 : CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – Concrete Street
APR 23 : DENVER, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
APR 25 : LAS VEGAS, NV – House of Blues
APR 26 : LOS ANGELES, CA – Gibson Amphitheatre
APR 27 : OAKLAND, CA – Fox Theatre
APR 28 : RENO, NV – Grand Sierra Resort
APR 30 : SEATTLE, WA – The Paramount
MAY 1 : VANCOUVER, BC – Orpheum Theatre
MAY 3 : EDMONTON, AB – Edmonton Events Center
MAY 4 : CALGARY, AB – MacEwan Hall
MAY 5 : SASKATOON, SK – The Odeon
MAY 6 : WINNIPEG, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre
MAY 9 : WASHINGTON D.C. – The Fillmore
MAY 10 : CHARLOTTE, NC – The Fillmore
MAY 11 : MYRTLE BEACH, SC – House of Blues
MAY 12 : ATLANTA, GA – Masquerade Music Park

The tickets for this tour goes on sale February 3.

 Ghost: official website, Facebook page.
          Buy Opus Eponymous (CD | mp3 download)
Mastodon: official website
Opeth: official website

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