One of the world’s most exhilarating and esteemed creative forces, Grammy-winning Swedish theatrical rock band Ghost are delighted to announce their first Australian headline tour this October.

Kicking off in Sydney on Tuesday, October 3 at the Hordern Pavilion, the tour will then head down to Melbourne on Wednesday, October 4 at Margaret Court Arena before making its way to Brisbane on Saturday, October 7 at the Riverstage.

In command of well over a billion streams and masters of infectious musical delights, Ghost are a band truly deserving of the word “spectacle”; from their hulking yet glamorous and expertly-crafted sonic output to their otherworldly live performances, the band continue to grow their ravenously adoring fanbase, relentlessly luring fans in and beyond the heavier realms with each new release and performance.

Brandishing theatricality with a spellbinding twist on a diverse array of genres, the Ghost mystique and staggering prowess equally flows onstage as well as across five full length albums and multiple EPs, including a brand new covers EP Phantomine due out this May. Armed with five tracks that cover classics and deep cuts by Television, Genesis, The Stranglers, Iron Maiden and Tina Turner, Phantomine will also ultimately bridge the glistening foundations of the group’s internationally chart-smashing 2022 album Impera, which debuted at #1 in a sweep of the US album charts.

Helmed over the years by Tobias Forge and an ever-shifting identity as various incarnations of the demonic Papa Emeritus, and briefly as Cardinal Copia, Ghost’s fluctuations also burrow deeply into an ambitious and innovative DNA. Spanning everything from heavy metal to hard rock, doom metal, psychedelic rock, pop and more, Ghost have enamoured and challenged the status quo throughout their career while also sweeping critical acclaim, from their current status generating over nine million monthly listeners on Spotify alone to snagging the award for Breakthrough Band at 2012’s Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards and taking out the Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance in 2016 via their single Cirice.

Boasting the macabre sensuality by Forge and accompanied by an army of instrumentalists known as Nameless Ghouls, Ghost’s notorious performances gleefully break free of any preconceived notions of a typical live metal show, with confetti cannons, disco lights, a razor-sharp aesthetic and everything in between taking centre stage over the years on both festival runs and gargantuan arena tours. 2023 marks the first headline appearance for Swedish sorcerers – and if you thought you’d seen it all before, prepare yourself for a wild ride like no other this October.

Are you on the square? Are you on the level? Don’t delay, tickets will not last long for what is set to be one of the most anticipated tours of 2023.

03/10/23 – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney
04/10/23 – Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne
07/10/23 – Riverstage, Brisbane