Ghost coming to Ovens Auditorium Dec. 2, 2018

Swedish metal rock band Ghost coming to Ovens Auditorium Dec. 2

Charlotte, NC (June 18, 2018) – Ovens Auditorium will host Ghost, on Sunday, December 2 at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at, by phone at 800-745-3000, at all Ticketmaster outlets or at the Bojangles' Coliseum Box Office located at 2700 E. Independence Blvd. Tickets cost between $40 and $75 (plus applicable service charges).

Grammy® Award-winning band Ghost’s critically acclaimed fourth sacred psalm "Prequelle" has debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, No. 2 Top Current Album, No. 1 Rock, and No. 2 Vinyl, with 65,653 albums sold.

"Prequelle" also debuted at No. 1 in Sweden, Norway, and Finland, No. 1 at Rock in the UK, and in the Top 10 overall in the UK, Germany (No. 2), France (No. 4), Australia, and Mexico. This follows over 25,000 album pre-orders (the highest in their career), over 5 Million pre-release streams of first single “Rats,” and the announcement of their first-ever headline arena dates. “Rats" is currently No. 4 at Active Rock Radio, and was the No. 1 National Rock Song of the Week (Music Choice).

Additionally, Ghost announced a massive North American fall tour including their previously announced headline arena dates at The Forum in Los Angeles, CA and Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY that will kick off on November 1 in Chicago, IL and wrap on December 15 in Brooklyn, NY.

Released on June 1, "Prequelle" is available digitally and physically via Loma Vista Recordings. Limited edition merch bundles are available exclusively in the Ghost Shop.

Ghost is currently featured on five collectible covers of Revolver Magazine’s June/July issue, which is available now. On June 14, Ghost will join legendary metal band Candlemass to honor Metallica by performing one of their songs as members Lars Ulrich and Robert Trujillo are presented with the Polar Music Prize by the King of Sweden, Carl XVI Gustaf.

Ghost announced "Prequelle" (pronounced prē-KWELL) alongside the album’s lead single "Rats" on April 13, 2018 and introduced fans to the band’s new singer Cardinal Copia. Last month, the band treated fans to an early listen of the album’s second song “Dance Macabre” with the first-ever Instagram Stories song premiere. With over 5 million streams in three weeks, the track is the band’s fastest streaming song to date. Lyrically, "Prequelle" delves into the plague, the apocalypse and dark ages. The entire body of work is also a snapshot of the world in which we live in on a daily basis, brought to life through an emotive, enlightening and riveting body of songs.

"Prequelle" follows Ghost’s third studio album, "Meliora," and its accompanying EP "Popestar," which elevated the Swedish rock band into the pantheon of the greatest rock bands on earth and resulted in a Grammy® Award for ‘Best Metal Performance’. ‘Meliora’ debuted at No. 1 at Independent Retail, No. 2 at Rock, and in the Top 10 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums Chart, selling over a quarter million copies globally. The band made their network television debut performing the album’s lead single ‘Cirice’ on CBS’s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. ‘Popestar’ debuted at the No. 1 position on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums and Hard Rock Albums chart and produced an Active Rock chart topper with ‘Square Hammer’.

About Ovens Auditorium

Ovens Auditorium, located adjacent to Bojangles' Coliseum, opened in 1955. With a seating capacity of approximately 2,400, Ovens has hosted more than 7,000 events including Broadway shows, symphony concerts, operas, dance recitals and nationally known speakers. For more information, visit