Swedish heavy metal band Ghost will bring their unholy congregation to MacEwan Hall on Tuesday, October 11.
The eccentric group blasted onto the metal stage in 2010 with their debut album Opus Eponymous, which was nominated for a Grammis (Swedish music award). They followed it up in 2013 with Infestissumam, which won the Grammis Award for Best Hard Rock/Metal Album. Most recently, in 2015, they released their third studio album, Meliora, to critical acclaim — they won the Best Metal Performance Grammy for the lead single, “Cirice.”
The fully anonymous band can be recognized by the unique face paint and costume of the lead vocalist — who calls himself Papa Emeritus — and his five backup musicians’ identical black hooded robes, which conceal their faces. Anonymity is a large part of the group’s identity, though one member of the band said that Dave Grohl (who produced their EP If You Have Ghost) has secretly played with them.
Tickets are available now via Live Nation.
When: Tuesday, October 11
Time: Doors open 7 p.m./ Show 8 p.m.
Where: MacEwan Hall – 402 Collegiate Boulevard NW
Price: $41.75 plus facility maintenance and service charges via Live Nation