“We’re building our empire from the ashes of an old” as GRAMMY-winning Swedish theatrical rock outfit GHOST announces the impending arrival of IMPERA, the band’s fifth full length studio album out March 11 via Loma Vista Recordings/Concord/Spinefarm.
IMPERA is heralded by today’s release of its first official single, the sublime and haunting “Call Me Little Sunshine,” available now across digital platforms—and as a phantasmagoric visual interpretation lensed by iconic director Matt Mahurin and starring Ruby Modine.
Watch the official video for “Call Me Little Sunshine,” HERE.
The album will also feature “Hunter’s Moon,” Ghost’s fourth consecutive US Active Rock #1 radio single, as heard over the end credits of the horror smash Halloween Kills—and manifesting physically in the form of a 7” vinyl single release this Friday, January 21.
IMPERA finds Ghost transported hundreds of years forward from the 14th century Europe Black Plague era of its previous album, 2018’s Best Rock Album GRAMMY nominee Prequelle. The result is the most ambitious and lyrically incisive entry in the Ghost canon: Over the course of IMPERA’s 12-song cycle, empires rise and fall, would-be messiahs ply their hype (financial and spiritual alike), prophecies are foretold as the skies fill with celestial bodies divine and man-made… All in all, the most current and topical Ghost subject matter to date is set against a hypnotic and darkly colorful melodic backdrop making IMPERA a listen like no other — yet unmistakably, quintessentially Ghost.
Produced by Klas Åhlund and mixed by Andy Wallace, IMPERA consists of the following 12 songs:
Call Me Little Sunshine
Watcher In The Sky
Darkness At The Heart Of My Love
Bite Of Passage
Respite On The Spital Fields
Pre-order IMPERA, HERE.
Ghost will kick off a co-headlining 26-date US arena tour with Volbeat on January 25, before arriving in the UK & Europe this April & May, compelled to take their dark extravaganza to arenas everywhere.
Branded the ‘IMPERATOUR,’ support across all UK & European shows will be provided by Uncle Acid & The Dead Beats and Twin Temple.
‘IMPERATOUR – EUROPE 2022’
HEADLINE ARENA SHOWS:
Sat 9 – Manchester, Arena, UK
Mon 11- London, O2 Arena, UK
Wed 13 – Glasgow, Hydro, UK
Fri 15 – Birmingham, RWA Arena, UK
Sun 17 – Rotterdam, RTM Stage Ahoy, THE NETHERLANDS
Mon 18 – Paris, Accor Arena, FRANCE
Tue 19 – Cologne, Lanxess Arena, GERMANY
Thu 21 – Leipzig Quarterback Immobillen Arena, GERMANY
Fri 22 – Frankfurt, Festhalle, GERMANY
Sun 24 – Prague, Arena, CZECH REPUBLIC
Wed 27 – Tampere, Nokia Arena, FINLAND
Fri 29 – Stockhom, Avicii Arena, SWEDEN
Sat 30 – Oslo, Spektrum, NORWAY
Sun 1 – Malmo, Malmo Arena, SWEDEN
Tue 3 – Brussels, Vorst Nationaal, BELGIUM
Thurs 5 – Milan, Mediolanum Forum, ITALY
Sat 7 – Barcelona, Olympic Arena Badalona, SPAIN
Sun 8 – Madrid, Vistalegre Arena, SPAIN
Wed 11 – Vienna, Stadthalle, AUSTRIA
Fri 13 – Zurich, Hallenstadion, SWITZERLAND
Sun 15 – Hannover ZAG Arena, GERMANY
Mon 16 – Munich, Olympiahalle, GERMANY
Wed 18 – Budapest, Arena, HUNGARY
Tickets are available now, for more information visit www.ghost-official.com