by Andrew Sacher

Ghost at the Studio in June (more by Greg Cristman)

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...

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