‘Twenties‘ is the latest advance offering from ‘Impera‘, the imminent fifth album from GRAMMY-winning Swedish theatrical rock outfit Ghost, heralding its arrival March 11th via Loma Vista Recordings.
With its messianic promises of reigns of pennies and piles of moolah set to an appropriately manic musical backdrop, the unrelenting and propulsive ‘Twenties‘ stands in stark contrast to its Pre-‘Impera‘ predecessor, the eerily hypnotic ‘Call Me Little Sunshine‘. In fact, the apocalyptically prophetic vibe of ‘Twenties‘ – particularly its lyrical relevance to to historical events unfolding on the world stage (however incidental) – render the song utterly unique in the Ghost canon.
The release of ‘Twenties‘ is accompanied by an Apple Music New Music Daily exclusive interview with Ghost’s Tobias Forge, welcoming Apple’s Zane Lowe into the world of ‘Impera‘. For more information, go to: https://found.ee/Ghost_ZaneLowe
Produced by Klas Åhlund and mixed by Andy Wallace — and also featuring the Active Rock #1 radio single ‘Hunter’s Moon‘ — ‘Impera‘ finds Ghost transported literally centuries forward from the Black Plague era of its previous album, 2018 Best Rock Album GRAMMY nominee Prequelle. The result is the most ambitious and lyrically incisive entry in the Ghost canon: Over the course of ‘Impera‘’s 12-song cycle, empires rise and fall, would-be messiahs ply their hype (financial and spiritual alike), prophecies are foretold as the skies fill with celestial bodies divine and man-made… All in all, the most current and topical Ghost subject matter to date is set against a hypnotic and darkly colourful melodic backdrop making ‘Impera‘ a listen like no other — yet unmistakably, quintessentially Ghost.
‘Twenties‘ is released just as Ghost concludes a 26-date U.S. arena tour March 3 at the Honda Center in Anaheim CA. The Pre-‘Impera‘ Tour played nightly to rapturous crowds and critical acclaim alike, including:
Ghost will arrive in the UK & Europe this April & May, compelled to take their dark extravaganza to arenas everywhere.
Branded the ‘Imperatour’, support across all UK & European shows will be provided by Uncle Acid & The Dead Beats and Twin Temple.
‘Imperatour – Europe 2022’ Headline Arena Shows:
Sat 9th Manchester, Arena, UK
Mon 11th London, O2 Arena, UK
Wed 13th Glasgow, Hydro, UK
Fri 15th Birmingham, RWA Arena, UK
Sun 17th Rotterdam, RTM Stage Ahoy, HOLLAND
Mon 18th Paris, Accor Arena, FRANCE
Tue 19th Cologne, Lanxess Arena, GERMANY
Thu 21st Leipzig Quarterback Immobillen Arena, GERMANY
Fri 22nd Frankfurt, Festhalle, GERMANY
Sun 24th Prague, Arena, CZECH REPUBLIC
Wed 27th Tampere, Nokia Arena, FINLAND
Fri 29th Stockholm, Avicii Arena, SWEDEN
Sat 30th NOR, Oslo, Spektrum, NORWAY
Sun 1st Malmo, Malmo Arena, SWEDEN
Tue 3rd Brussels, Forest, BELGIUM
Thurs 5th Milan, Mediolanum Forum, ITALY
Sat 7th Barcelona, Olympic Arena Badalona, SPAIN
Sun 8th Madrid, Vistalegre Arena, SPAIN
Wed 11th Vienna, Stadthalle, AUSTRIA
Fri 13th Zurich, Hallenstadion, SWITZERLAND
Sun 15th Hannover ZAG Arena, GERMANY
Mon 16th Munich, Olympiahalle, GERMANY
Wed 18th Budapest, Arena, HUNGARY
Tickets are available now, for more information visit www.ghost-official.com