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Ghost to Combat Accusations That They’re Not Metal Via Acoustic Tour

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ghost acousticBefore their next proper headline tour of North America kicks off in September, Ghost will embark on a five-date trek of U.S. record stores (yes, there are still some of those open for business),  at which they’ll perform an acoustic set and do a signing of their new album, Meliora. I can’t make my local date because I’ll be enjoying some much-needed RN’R, but I admit, I’m kinda curious to hear what Ghost sound like unplugged. They’ve never been the heaviest band to begin with, so in theory, at least, translating their material to acoustic instruments should be NBD; that being said, theatricality is obviously a HUGE part of this band’s appeal, and performing acoustically in broad daylight will rob the band of that to some extent.  So I could see this being cool, and I could see it being kinda anti-climactic.

So someone go and film this shit on their cell phone so I can see it and be judgmental, okay? Thanks.

Here’s a video promoting the tour…

…and here are dates:

August 18th – Silver Platters (SoDo Location) – Seattle, WA (7:00 PM)
August 20th – Amoeba – Los Angeles, CA (6:00 PM)
August 21st – ZIA (Camelback Location) – Phoenix, AZ (7:00 PM)
August 22nd – Sound Garden – Baltimore, MD (5:00 PM)
August 23rd – Rough Trade – Brooklyn, NY (2:00 PM)

Meliora is out August 21 on Loma Vista, the only record label whose name sounds like a gated retirement community in Florida.

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