Ghost Announce New Ep, ‘Popestar’

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It was announced today that Heavy Metal band Ghost have released a new EP entitled “Popestar.” The surprise five-track offering features leading psalm “Square Hammer”, a new original track which was debuted earlier in the week on Sirius XM’s OCTANE as part of a week long global rollout. The EP also contains interpretations of selections by Echo and the Bunnymen, Simian Mobile Disco, Eurythmics, and Imperiet.

Additionally, today Ghost have released a Deluxe Version of Meliora, their acclaimed 2015 Grammy® Award-winning album. Meliora Deluxe contains the Popestar EP as a bonus disc (CD or LP or digital).

Popestar Track Listing

1. Square Hammer
2. Nocturnal Me (Echo And The Bunnymen cover)
3. I Believe (Simian Mobile Disco cover)
4. Missionary Man (Eurythmics cover)
5. Bible (Imperiet cover)

Popestar U.S. Tour

September 16 – Rochester, NY – The Armory
September 19 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
September 21 – Cleveland, OH – Masonic Auditorium
September 23 – Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall
September 27 – Tulsa, OK – Brady Theater
September 28 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
September 30 – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank at Midland Theatre
October 1 – Madison, WI – Sonic Boom Festival
October 2 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life
October 3 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
October 4 – Kalamazoo, MI – Kalamazoo State Theatre
October 5 – Cedar Rapids, IA – Paramount Theatre
October 7 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
October 8 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
October 9 – Missoula, MT – The Wilma Theatre
October 11 – Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall
October 13 – Vancouver, BC – The Vogue Theater
October 14 – Seattle, WA – The Moore Theater
October 15 – Eugene, OR – McDonald Theater
October 16 – Portland, OR – The Rosalind Theater
October 18 – Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium
October 20 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
October 21 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
October 22 – Las Vegas, NV – The Brooklyn Bowl
October 25 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
October 27 – Lubbock, TX – City Bank Auditorium
October 28 – San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theater
October 31 – Little Rock, AR – Metroplex
November 2 – Orlando, FL – The Hard Rock
November 3 – Miami Beach, FL – Fillmore Miami Beach
November 4 – Jacksonville, FL – The Florida Theatre
November 5 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
November 7 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
November 9 – Toronto, ON – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
November 11 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis
November 12 – Brooklyn, NY – Kings Theatre

An avid drummer whose discography includes albums on Digital Nations (a Steve Vai imprint), music critic Louis Raphael has always kept a pulse on the San Francisco music scene. After many years as the San Francisco Music Examiner for Examiner.com and AXS.com, he decided to start Music in SF® as a way to showcase what the San Francisco music scene really has to offer.

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