Ghost are Teasing a New Music Video
Ghost awoke from their year-long slumber earlier in September, releasing a dramatic video that promised upcoming activity. Fans took that to mean both a tour announcement and new music were on the way soon, and half of that prediction came true immediately: Ghost announced a U.S. co-headlining tour with Volbeat for early 2022 the next day.
But those who gave up on new music at that point might wanna think again: a new teaser from Ghost strongly hints the band is up to something else, likely a new song and music video.
Ghost’s YouTube channel has been livestreaming a “Message From the Clergy” video — the band’s chosen language throughout the years for communications to fans — ever since September 26. While the livestream mostly consists of a looped segment lasting about 30 seconds, fans report quick flashes of other imagery occasionally appearing, with new ones being slowly added as the days pass.
So far, in just a few minutes of watching, I’ve seen an image of a man standing in a field and one of a masked character on a swing. Some fans have also reported seeing an image of a woman drowning. All very Ghost-ly.
Metal Injection speculates that the new moon emoji used in the video description (????) could indicate that a song and video will arrive on the next new moon, which comes on October 6. It’s as good a guess as any.
You can watch the video below and see what you can spot.
Meanwhile, here are those Ghost + Volbeat tour dates:
Jan. 25 – Reno, NV – Reno Events Center [tickets]
Jan. 27 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena [tickets]
Jan. 28 – Nampa, ID – Ford Idaho Center Arena [tickets]
Jan. 29 – Portland, OR – Veterans Memorial Coliseum [tickets]
Jan. 31 – West Valley City, UT – Maverik Center [tickets]
Feb. 02 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena [tickets]
Feb. 04 – Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena [tickets]
Feb. 05 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center [tickets]
Feb. 07 – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena [tickets]
Feb. 08 – Hershey, PA – GIANT Center [tickets]
Feb. 10 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center [tickets]
Feb. 11 – Worcester, MA – DCU Center [tickets]
Feb. 12 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion [tickets]
Feb. 14 – Pittsburgh, PA – Petersen Events Center [tickets]
Feb. 15 – Toledo, OH – Huntington Center [tickets]
Feb. 16 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena [tickets]
Feb. 18 – Chicago, IL – Allstate Arena [tickets]
Feb. 19 – Cincinnati, OH – Heritage Bank Center [tickets]
Feb. 20 – Milwaukee, WI – Fiserv Forum [tickets]
Feb. 21 – St. Louis, MO – Chaifetz Arena [tickets]
Feb. 23 – Independence, MO – Cable Dahmer Arena [tickets]
Feb. 25 – Houston, TX – Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land [tickets]
Feb. 26 – Dallas, TX – Fair Park Coliseum [tickets]
Feb. 28 – El Paso, TX – Don Haskins Center [tickets]
Mar. 01 – Phoenix, AZ – Footprint Center [tickets]
Mar. 03 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center [tickets]