GHOST UNVEILS MASSIVE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR, HITS NUMBER THREE ON 'BILLBOARD'
Ghost has announced a massive North American fall tour that will kick off on October 26th in Tulsa, Oklahoma and wrap on December 15th in Brooklyn. The trek includes the Swedish band's previously announced headlining arena dates at The Forum in Los Angeles, California and Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Pre-sales begin on Thursday (June 14th), while general admission tickets will be available for purchase starting Friday (June 15th) at 10:00 a.m. local time.
Ghost recently debuted a new live show and will likely expand that for arenas.
- Meanwhile, the new Ghost album, Prequelle, landed at Number Three on this week's Billboard 200 chart. The disc, which arrived on June 1st, sold 66,000 equivalent album units in its first week of release, with 61,000 of those in traditional album sales.
- Ghost's last studio release, the Popestar EP, debuted at Number Six with 21,000 copies sold back in September 2016.
- Confirmed Ghost tour dates (subject to change):
November 9 - El Paso, TX - Abraham Chavez Theater
November 19 - Midland, TX - Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center
November 20 - Austin, TX - Bass Concert Hall
PUDDLE OF MUDD LEADS 'RESURRECTION TOUR' LINEUP
Puddle Of Mudd, Saliva and Tantric will launch "The Resurrection Tour" on August 2nd in Maplewood, Minnesota, winding through the country until the trek comes to an end on September 8th in Kansas City, Missouri. The tour's name is appropriate as most of the bands on the bill, which will include Soil and The Veer Union on selected dates, are attempting to make comebacks of one sort of another.
The most notable is Puddle Of Mudd, whose frontman Wes Scantlin is said to now be six months sober after a period of several years in which he abandoned multiple shows mid-set, got into a standoff with 30 police officers, was arrested for skipping a court date, was arrested for attempting to board a plane with a BB gun and was arrested for trying to vandalize his own foreclosed house. Scantlin reportedly went into rehab earlier this year.
- A post on Saliva's Facebook page said about Scantlin, "Wes has been doing great. We played with him in Tampa in March. He's been sober on the road for over six months."
- Saliva itself has been through numerous personnel changes over the past several years, with singer Josey Scott exiting in 2011, drummer Paul Crosby departing this past March and bassist Brad Stewart leaving last month.
- Tantric has also gone through multiple upheavals since the band's heyday, with singer Hugo Ferreira now the only original member in the group.
- Newly announced "Resurrection Tour" dates (subject to change):
August 25 – Midland, TX - Wagner Noel PAC
Story source: Loudwire
CHECK IT OUT: Get more info on the tour here and see Saliva's announcement about it below: