Ghost Release ‘Popestar’ EP




LINKÖPING, SWEDEN- SEPTEMBER 16, 2016 – Grammy® Award-winning band Ghost have declared the arrival of a new EP entitled Popestar, available today online and in record stores on CD, vinyl, and digital via Spinefarm Records/Loma Vista Recordings. 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. Popestar was recorded by Papa Emeritus III and his nameless ghouls in Linköping, Sweden and produced by Tom Dalgety (Pixies, Royal Blood, Opeth).

Links to buy Popestar


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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). To purchase Meliora Deluxe, click HERE.

Ghost have released a music video for “Square Hammer”, directed by Zev Deans. Check it out below:

The arrival of the Popestar EP coincides with the launch of the band’s 41-city U.S. headlining Popestar Tour which kicks off tonight in Rochester, NY. Tickets purchased for certain shows will include a digital download of the Popestar EP. See below for a complete list of rituals and for more information on upcoming dates, visit

Ghost were awarded a Grammy® earlier this year for ‘Best Metal Performance’. Their most recent album Meliora was released on August 21, 2015 and debuted at No. 1 at Independent Retail, No. 2 at Rock, and in the Top 10 (#8) on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart. The band capped off a landmark 2015 with their late night television debut on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert’s Halloween show on CBS with a rousing performance of their offering “Cirice”, which reached No. 3 at radio at Active Rock and Mainstream Rock.

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

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