photos by Greg Cristman
Even before the house was opened, the line snaked down the Bowery with eager metal fans clamoring to get a view of Ghost. Many on line were lucky enough to catch the band during a one-off date last year, while many like myself were seeing them for the first time on this night...Ghost kicked off their string of US dates with Blood Ceremony and Ancient VVisdom at Bowery Ballroom on January 18th. Pictures and setlists from Bowery, as well as remaining tour dates, are below...
The band was extremely tight with both vocals and instrumentation. The live renditions of "Elizabeth," "Death Knell," "Ritual," and a dark cover of The Beatles' classic "Here Comes The Sun" both mesmorized the audience before melting their collective faces. Horns were raised high as the crowd song along knowing each and every word throughout the band's set. This lyrical devotion was overly apparent when they played "Satan Prayer" which was the best song performance of the evening. During the chorus, 'the cardinal' gave the metal hungry crowd several chances to sing the hook, often staring directly at us with his piercing eyes, using his hands to lead us like some type of satanic conductor. -[Local Bozo]
GHOST, BLOOD CEREMONY, ANCIENT VVISDOM - 2012 TOUR DATES
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
Ghost may or may not contain members of In Solitude, who will join Behemoth, Watain, and The Devil's Blood on tour this spring. Details are forthcoming.