Grammy Award-winning Ghost have topped the Active Rock chart with current single Square Hammer and are the first Swedish band to have a No. 1 song on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs chart.
Square Hammer is featured on the band’s latest EP – Popestar – which debuted at the No. 1 position on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums and Hard Rock Albums charts and has sold 75,000 copies in its first four months of release.
Popestar has been streamed more than 18 million times globally. In addition to Square Hammer, the five-track release features covers of selections by Echo And The Bunnymen, Simian Mobile Disco, Eurythmics, and Imperiet.
Popestar was recorded by Papa Emeritus III and his nameless ghouls in Linköping, Sweden and produced by Tom Dalgety (Pixies, Royal Blood, Opeth).
Additionally, Ghost have released a Deluxe Version of Meliora, their acclaimed 2015 Grammy Award-winning album. Meliora Deluxe contains the Popestar EP as a bonus disc (CD or LP or digital).
Ghost were awarded a Grammy last year for ‘Best Metal Performance’ and the band will tour the U this spring. Dates are as follows:
Fri 24 ENG, Norwich UEA
Sat 25 WAL, Cardiff Great Hall
Sun 26 ENG, London Forum
Tue 28 ENG, Leeds O2 Academy
Wed 29 SCO, Glasgow 02 ABC
Fri 31 ENG, Manchester Apollo
Sat 1 ENG, Birmingham 02 Academy
Sun 2 ENG, Brighton Dome