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Ghost’s “Prequelle” Claims Second #1 Single at Active Rock

Ghost may not have walked away from last night’s GRAMMY Awards with a statue to pair its 2016 “Best Metal Performance” GRAMMY with, but the band did wake up this morning to find that it had grabbed the Gold Ring as “Dance Macabre,” the current single from the “Best Rock Album” contender Prequelle, became the album’s second consecutive track to hit #1 on the Active Rock Radio chart. The album’s first single “Rats” (nominated last night as “Best Rock Song”), held the #1 spot at Rock Radio for an unprecedented eight straight weeks, setting a record for 2018.

Last night at the GRAMMYS, the band was represented by the man behind Ghost, Tobias Forge, who walked the Red Carpet with his wife and chatted with media outlets from Entertainment Tonight to Associated Press to Billboard to Reuters TV.

Having taken a short break from Ghost’s current European headline tour to attend the GRAMMYS, Forge travels this week to Stuttgart, Germany to rejoin the Ghouls on the road. Starting in May, Ghost will be Special Guest on Metallica’s 25-date “WorldWired” European Stadium Tour.

Confirmed 2019 tour dates are as follows:

February (Ghost headline dates)
14 GER, Stuttgart Schleyerhalle
15 GER, Bochum Ruhrkongress
17 GER, Hannover Swiss Life Hall
18 GER, Hamburg Sporthalle
20 SWE, Gothenburg Scandinavium
21 NOR, Oslo Spektrum
23 SWE, Stockholm Ericsson Globe

Special Guest/Metallica’s “Worldwired” European Stadium Tour
1 POR, Lisbon Estadio do Restelo
3 SPA, Madrid Valdebebas
5 SPA, Barcelona Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys
8 ITA, Milan Ippodromo SNAI San Siro
10 SWI, Zurich Letzigrund
12 FRA, Paris Stade de France

8 IRE, Dublin, Slane Castle
11 HOL, Amsterdam Johan Cruijff Arena
13 GER, Cologne RheinEnergieStadion
16 BEL, Brussels Koning Boudewijnstadion
18 ENG, Manchester Etihad Stadium
20 ENG, London Twickenham Stadium

6 GER, Berlin Olympiastadion
9 SWE, Gothenburg Ullevi
11 DEN, Copenhagen Telia Parken
13 NOR, Trondheim Granasen
16 FIN, Hameenlinna Kantolan Tapahtumapuisto
18 EST, Tartu Raadi Airfield
21 RUS, Moscow Luzhniki Stadium

14 ROM, Bucharest Arena Nationala
16 AUT, Vienna Ernst-Happel-Stadion
18 CZE, Prague Airport Letnany
21 POL, Warsaw PGE Narodowy
23 GER, Munich Olympiastadion
25 GER, Mannheim Maimarktgelande

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