Posted in metal | music | tour dates on November 7, 2011

by Andrew Sacher

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Ghost

Sweden's Ghost were forced to cancel their last US tour due to visa issues which would have hit Gramercy Theater this past September. Like their fellow Swedes in Graveyard, who faced a similar fate, they've scheduled another US tour for early 2012. They'll kick off the tour, which has been dubbed "13 Dates Of Doom," at NYC's Bowery Ballroom on January 18. Tickets for the NYC show go on sale Friday (11/11) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (11/9) at noon. All dates and the tour flier are below.

Blood Ceremony
Blood Ceremony

If you're off to any of these shows, be sure to catch Toronto band Blood Ceremony, who open for Ghost each night, along with Ancient Wisdom. Earlier this year, they released their sophomore LP, Living With The Ancients, which, like their self titled debut, is filled with doomy Sabbathian riffs and the occasional psych-folk passage. While tons of doom bands have taken similar routes, frontwoman Alia O'Brien gives the formula a twist. While the guys are busy riffing on heavy blues, Alia provides sharp Jethro Tull-esque flute lines, psych/garage organ, and a demonic voice casting spells of witchcraft and the occult. You can stream a couple tracks from Living With The Ancients below.

All dates, song streams, and tour flier below...

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Blood Ceremony - "Coven Tree"

Blood Ceremony - "Night of Augury"

13 Dates Of Doom

Ghost -- 2012 Tour Dates (All dates w/ Blood Ceremony, Ancient Wisdom)
JAN 18 : NEW YORK, NY - Bowery Ballroom
JAN 19 : WASHINGTON D.C. - Rock ´N´Roll Hotel
JAN 20 : BOSTON, MA - Middle East Downstairs
JAN 21 : MONTREAL, QC - Corona Theatre
JAN 22 : TORONTO, ON - The Mod Club
JAN 24 : CHICAGO, IL - Bottom Lounge
JAN 25 : SAINT PAUL, MN - Station Four
JAN 27 : DENVER, CO - Marquis Theatre
JAN 28 : SALT LAKE CITY, UT - The Vertigo
JAN 30 : SEATTLE, WA - El Corazon
JAN 31 : PORTLAND, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
FEB 1 : SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Bottom Of The Hill
FEB 2 : LOS ANGELES, CA - The Roxy Theatre

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Comments (34)

Sweden's Ghost = clown shit band that stole the name of a legendary band that has been around for 25 years.

Posted by Anonymous | November 7, 2011 4:15 PM

^ Indeed. I tried to at least have SOME hope that the Japanese one was finally touring, but I'm not surprised at this. Oh well.

Posted by Anonymous | November 7, 2011 4:24 PM

I mean really, Drag City can't fire out a cease & desist?

Posted by Anonymous | November 7, 2011 4:26 PM

I'm going to start a clown shit metal band and name it either 'Can' or 'Television'. We'll see what happens....

Posted by Anonymous | November 7, 2011 4:32 PM

But then everyone took it seriously and I made a gazillion dollars - its great how stupid most people are.

Posted by I'm starting a really awful band called LAdy Gaga. | November 7, 2011 4:34 PM

Clown that shit up with a BRAUN CRUZER HUMMUS STYLE STACHE YO.

Posted by Anonymous | November 7, 2011 4:39 PM

All you idiots that keep going off about Japan's Ghost being the original (and only) Ghost are 100% wrong. THEY stole the name too and it's actually very unoriginal with nearly 2 dozen bands having already used it. Look here and then stfu on this subject. http://www.allmusic.com/search/artist/ghost

Posted by Anonymous | November 7, 2011 4:44 PM

WHO DA FUCKKK IZ DEEZ NIGGAS?

Posted by Anonymous | November 7, 2011 4:45 PM

Blood Ceremony are like the second coming of Coven. I dig em.

Posted by Anonymous | November 7, 2011 4:48 PM

^nice link, but even by the info contained in it the only 'Ghost' that came before the Japanese 'Ghost' we are talking about, is the English prog rock band and they were know as 'The Ghost'. Maybe you should read the evidence you are presenting before you tell others to stfu, you juggalo.

Posted by Anonymous | November 7, 2011 4:50 PM

these clowns shit SAUSAGE

Posted by Anonymous | November 7, 2011 4:54 PM

About time Blood ceremony toured Around these parts. Hot chick singing about Satan, How awesome. Yes this is not the Japanese Ghost. DIfferent band here.

Posted by Anonymous | November 7, 2011 5:26 PM

Larping at its finest

Posted by Anonymous | November 7, 2011 6:18 PM

Ancient Wisdom is such wretched band. Someone please make them stop!

Posted by Anonymous | November 7, 2011 6:45 PM

Clearly one guy who doesn't like Ghost commenting multiple times.

Posted by Anonymous | November 7, 2011 7:24 PM

Can't wait until the 2nd of Feb when they come to LA!

Posted by AR | November 7, 2011 7:27 PM

This fake ANCIENT WISDOM stole their name from the real one who have several records out...from Sweden.

Name stealing is The Gay.

Do your homework new jacks!


http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Ancient_Wisdom/2127


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQYFuChaCPE&feature=related

Posted by Anonymous | November 7, 2011 9:30 PM

Fake Ghost = D&D rock

Posted by Anonymous | November 7, 2011 9:44 PM

Girl in Blood Ceremony Yikes! How does a girl that looks like that get involved in this style of music.

Posted by Anonymous | November 7, 2011 10:31 PM

I shudder to think what set of circumstances would have to occur to render anyone interested in this clown 'Ghost". Content, constant content, $$$, huh BV?

Posted by Anonymous | November 7, 2011 11:15 PM

Clown shit. Bathe the girl from Blood Ceremony and bring her to me.

Posted by Anonymous | November 8, 2011 2:18 AM

Clearly most of these comments are being made by Kim Kelly

Posted by Anonymous | November 8, 2011 3:56 AM

My name is hardly Kim Kelly...

Blood Ceremony is like if Coven was good. I'm really happy about catching them soon (and getting an early show out of it read: Ghost sucks).

Posted by Anonymous | November 8, 2011 9:27 AM

@ 5:54 Closet homo

Posted by Anonymous | November 8, 2011 10:37 AM

what kind of loser goes to see a clown shit in masks metal band? and who is Kim Kelly? Believe me fake ghost throws out enough clown shit to be made fun of by plenty of people.

Posted by Anonymous | November 8, 2011 10:42 AM

anyone know who did the poster

Posted by Anonymous | November 8, 2011 9:16 PM

^Bozo?

Posted by Anonymous | November 8, 2011 9:45 PM

what a bunch of trolls, internet trolls

Posted by Anonymous | December 23, 2011 5:47 PM

Why no TEJAS dates?

Ancient VVisdom does suck pretty bad...

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2012 4:53 PM

Blood Ceremony is like if Coven was good. I'm really happy about catching them soon (and getting an early show out of it read: Ghost sucks).

Posted by Engadget | February 9, 2012 8:17 AM

I love clowns.

Posted by squarequeer | February 9, 2012 4:05 PM

ghost rules

Posted by jordon | August 12, 2013 3:59 PM

all these bands suck shit

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2014 8:56 PM

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