Ghost announces North American tour with Mastodon, Spiritbox

Ghost will return to North America for the next leg of its “Imperatour.” Kicking off Aug. 26, 2022, in San Diego, California, the tour will feature support from Mastodon and Spiritbox. The run will see the Grammy Award-winning, theatrical Swedish rock band headlining 19 arenas across the United States and Canada, plus an appearance at the Blue Ridge Rock Festival in Virginia.

The newly announced dates will comprise Ghost’s first North American run since the March 11, 2022, release of its fifth album, “Impera” (read Live Metal’s review), via Loma Vista Recordings. The album debuted at number one in a sweep of the U.S. album charts, entering the Billboard 200 at number two with first week sales of nearly 70,000. Internationally, “Impera” bowed at number one in the band’s native Sweden, as well as Germany and Finland, while cracking the top five in the U.K., Netherlands, Belgium, Canada, Australia, France, Ireland and more.

The announcement of the new tour also coincides with this week’s ascension of “Call Me Little Sunshine” to the top of the rock radio chart and the unveiling of “Chapter 11: Family Dinner,” the newest installment of Ghost’s long-running narrative series of webisodes. In this next chapter, we find Papa Emeritus IV, having returned to the ministry, joining Sister Imperator, Mr. Saltarian and the spirit of Papa Nihil for a meal of Chinese takeout. Watch below.

Tickets for the North American “Imperatour” will go on sale here at 10 a.m. local time. American Express Card members can purchase tickets in select markets before the general public from noon local time Wednesday, May 18, through 10 p.m. local time Thursday, May 19.

For more information, including details on limited VIP packages, go to

Tour dates:

Fri Aug 26 – San Diego, CA – Pechanga Arena San Diego
Sat Aug 27 – Tucson, AZ – Tucson Convention Center Arena
Tue Aug 30 – Austin, TX – Moody Center
Wed Aug 31 – Corpus Christi, TX – American Bank Center Arena
Fri Sep 2 – Huntsville, AL – Von Braun Center’s Propst Arena
Sat Sep 3 – Duluth, GA – Gas South Arena
Sun Sep 4 – Asheville, NC – Arena
Tue Sep 6 – Tampa, FL – Yuengling Arena
Thu Sep 8 – Danville, VA – BLUE RIDGE ROCK FEST*
Fri Sep 9 – Trenton, NJ – CURE Insurance Arena
Sat Sep 10 – Belmont Park, NY – UBS Arena
Mon Sep 12 – Providence, RI – Dunkin Donuts Center
Tue Sep 13 – Bangor, ME – Cross Insurance Center
Thu Sep 15 – Quebec City, QC – Videotron Centre
Fri Sep 16 – Laval, QC – Place Bell
Sat Sep 17 – Toronto, ON – Coca Cola Coliseum
Mon Sep 19 – Saginaw, MI – Dow Event Center
Tue Sep 20 – Youngstown, OH – Covelli Centre
Wed Sep 21 – Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center Arena
Fri Sep 23 – Green Bay, WI – Resch Center**

*Ghost and Spiritbox only
**Ghost, Spiritbox and special guest Carcass

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