Ghost’s ‘Rats’ is longest running #1 track at rock radio this year

“Rats,” the latest single from the Grammy Award-winning Swedish hard rock band Ghost, has entered its seventh consecutive week as the number one song at Rock Radio, becoming the longest-running track to top that chart this year. Released this past spring, “Rats” has accumulated more than 25 million streams worldwide, and the music video has logged more than 11 million views.

“Rats” is the lead single from Ghost’s new  album, “Prequelle,” that was released on June 1 (Loma Vista Records).  The album was loosely influenced by the Black Plague, the devastating pandemic that wiped out more than 20 million people across Europe in the 14th century, the disease being carried by rats.  However, as Ghost’s mastermind Tobias Forge recently told Revolver, “‘Rats’ is not technically about rodents.  It’s about something spreading as wildfire and completely destroying things quicker than you know.”

Ghost will hit the road this fall for its “A Pale Tour Named Death” tour that commences Oct. 25 in Dallas, Texas, and includes two headline arena shows, The Forum in Los Angeles on Nov. 16 and New York City’s Barclays Center on Dec. 15.  The complete itinerary is as follows:

25   The Theatre at Grand Prairie, Grand Prairie, TX
26   Cox Business Center Ballroom, Tulsa, OK
29   Palace Theatre, Louisville, KY
30   Murat Theatre, Indianapolis, IN
31   Riverside Theatre, Milwaukee, WI

1    Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL
2    Peoria Civic Center – Theatre, Peoria, IL
3    The Sylvee, Madison, WI
4    Stephens Auditorium, Ames, IA
6    Orpheum Theatre, Omaha, NE
8    Kiva Auditorium, Albuquerque, NM
9    Abraham Chavez Theatre, El Paso, TX
10   Comerica Theatre, Phoenix, AZ
12   Spreckels Theatre, San Diego, CA
13   Community Center Theatre, Sacramento, CA
15   City National Civic Center, San Jose, CA
16   The Forum, Los Angeles, CA
17   The Joint @ the Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
19   Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center, Midland, TX
20   Bass Concert Hall, Austin, TX
21   Orepheum Theatre, New Orleans, LA
23   Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts – Walt Disney Theatre, Orlando, FL
24   The Fillmore at Jackie Gleason Theatre, Miami Beach, FL
25   Ruth Eckert Hall, Clearwater, FL
27   North Charleston Performing Arts Center, North Charleston, SC
29   Saenger Theatre, Mobile, AL
30   Roxy Theatre, Atlanta, GA

1   Florida Theatre, Jacksonville, FL
2   Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte, NC
4   Dominion Energy Center, Richmond, VA
5   F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, Wilkes-Barre, PA
7   Place Bell, Laval, QC  Canada
8   Sony Centre for the Performng Arts, Toronto, ON  Canada
10  The Hippodrome, Baltimore, MD
11  Tower Theatre, Upper Darby, PA
13  Palace Theater, Albany, NY
14  Wang Theatre, Boston, MA
15  Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY

Ghost Official Website


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