Popestar Tour

The Popestar Tour was a concert tour by Swedish heavy metal band Ghost in support of their second EP, Popestar.[1] The EP was released on September 16, which coincided with the first show of the tour in Rochester, New York. They toured Europe in the spring of 2017, followed by a tour as openers for Iron Maiden.[2]

Popestar Tour
Tour by Ghost
LocationNorth America, Europe, Latin America
Associated albumPopestar
Start dateSeptember 16, 2016
End dateSeptember 30, 2017
Legs5
No. of shows119
Ghost concert chronology

During the final show on September 30, 2017, Papa Emeritus III was dragged off stage during the final song. A new incarnation called "Papa Emeritus Zero" was introduced on stage, later named "Papa Nihil".[3]

Setlist

This is a sample setlist from the beginning of their tour at the Main Street Armory in Rochester, New York. It does not represent the shows that followed afterwards.[4]

Their cover of Imperiet's "Bible" was performed with a choir at their Stockholm show on April 28, 2017.[5] A 20-piece children's choir also joined them for "Monstrance Clock" at the end of their Bloodstock Festival show on August 12, 2017.[6]

"Elizabeth" & "Deus in Absentia" were played on the final two shows of the tour in Stockholm and Gothenburg.

Opening act for Iron Maiden

The following setlist was taken from the June 11, 2017 performance at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida when the band was opening for Iron Maiden on the latter's The Book of Souls World Tour.[7]

  • "Masked Ball" (intro)
  • "Square Hammer"
  • "From the Pinnacle to the Pit"
  • "Cirice"
  • "Ritual"
  • "Year Zero"
  • "Absolution"
  • "Mummy Dust"
  • "Monstrance Clock"

Tour dates

Date City Country Venue
North America
September 16, 2016 Rochester United States Main Street Armory
September 19, 2016 Pittsburgh Stage AE
September 21, 2016 Cleveland Masonic Auditorium
September 23, 2016 Memphis Minglewood Hall
September 27, 2016 Tulsa Brady Theater
September 28, 2016 St. Louis The Pageant
September 30, 2016 Kansas City Arvest Bank at Midland Theatre
October 1, 2016 Madison Sonic Boom Festival
October 2, 2016 Louisville Louder Than Life
October 3, 2016 Detroit The Fillmore
October 4, 2016 Kalamazoo Kalamazoo State Theatre
October 5, 2016 Cedar Rapids Paramount Theatre
October 7, 2016 Denver Paramount Theatre
October 8, 2016 Salt Lake City The Complex
October 9, 2016 Missoula Wilma Theatre
October 11, 2016 Calgary Canada MacEwan Hall
October 13, 2016 Vancouver Vogue Theater
October 14, 2016 Seattle United States Moore Theatre
October 15, 2016 Eugene McDonald Theater
October 16, 2016 Portland Roseland Theater
October 18, 2016 Riverside Riverside Municipal Auditorium
October 20, 2016 Los Angeles The Wiltern
October 21, 2016
October 22, 2016 Las Vegas Brooklyn Bowl
October 23, 2016 Sacramento Discovery Park
October 25, 2016 Phoenix Comerica Theatre
October 27, 2016 Lubbock City Bank Auditorium
October 28, 2016 San Antonio Aztec Theater
October 31, 2016 Little Rock Metroplex
November 2, 2016 Orlando Hard Rock Live
November 3, 2016 Miami Beach Fillmore
November 4, 2016 Jacksonville Florida Theatre
November 5, 2016 Charlotte Fillmore
November 7, 2016 Raleigh The Ritz
November 9, 2016 Toronto Canada Queen Elizabeth Theatre
November 10, 2016
November 11, 2016 Montreal Métropolis
November 12, 2016 Brooklyn United States Kings Theatre
Europe
March 24, 2017 Norwich England Norwich UEA
March 25, 2017 Cardiff Wales The Great Hall
March 26, 2017 London England The Forum
March 28, 2017 Leeds O2 Academy
March 29, 2017 Glasgow Scotland O2 ABC
March 31, 2017 Manchester England Apollo
April 1, 2017 Birmingham O2 Academy
April 2, 2017 Brighton Dome
April 4, 2017 Luxembourg City Luxembourg Rockhal
April 5, 2017 Cologne Germany E-Werk
April 6, 2017 Amsterdam Netherlands Heineken Music Hall
April 8, 2017 Hamburg Germany Docks
April 9, 2017 Wiesbaden Schlachtof
April 10, 2017 Brussels Belgium Ancienne Belgique
April 11, 2017 Paris France Olympia
April 13, 2017 Barcelona Spain St. Jordi Club
April 14, 2017 Madrid Barclaycard Center
April 15, 2017 Lisbon Portugal MEO Arena
April 16, 2017 Bilbao Spain BEC
April 18, 2017 Zurich Switzerland Volkshaus
April 19, 2017 Milan Italy Alcatraz
April 20, 2017 Vienna Austria Gasometer
April 21, 2017 Warsaw Poland Stodola
April 23, 2017 Munich Germany Kesselhaus
April 25, 2017 Berlin Huxleys
April 26, 2017 Copenhagen Denmark Valby-Hallen
April 27, 2017 Oslo Norway Oslo Spektrum
April 28, 2017 Stockholm Sweden Hovet
April 30, 2017 Helsinki Finland Ice Hall
Latin America
May 6, 2017 Buenos Aires Argentina Tecnópolis [lower-alpha 1]
May 8, 2017 Teatro Vorterix
May 10, 2017 Porto Alegre Brazil Pepsi On Stage
May 13, 2017 Sao Paulo Autódromo José Carlos Pace [lower-alpha 2]
North America w/ Iron Maiden - "The Book of Souls World Tour"
June 3, 2017 Bristow United States Jiffy Lube Live
June 4, 2017 Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center
June 6, 2017 Albany Palace Theatre [lower-alpha 3]
June 7, 2017 Newark Prudential Center
June 8, 2017 Norfolk The NorVa [lower-alpha 4]
June 9, 2017 Charlotte PNC Music Pavilion
June 10, 2017 Atlanta The Tabernacle [lower-alpha 5]
June 11, 2017 Tampa Amalie Arena
June 13, 2017 Nashville Bridgestone Arena
June 14, 2017 Louisville The Louisville Palace [lower-alpha 6]
June 15, 2017 Chicago Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
June 16, 2017 St. Paul Xcel Energy Center
June 17, 2017 Fargo Fargo Civic Center [lower-alpha 7]
June 19, 2017 Oklahoma City Chesapeake Arena
June 21, 2017 Houston Toyota Center
June 22, 2017 Corpus Christi The Pavilion at Concert Street [lower-alpha 8]
June 23, 2017 Dallas American Airlines Center
June 24, 2017 San Antonio AT&T Center
June 26, 2017 Midland La Hacienda [lower-alpha 9]
June 27, 2017 Albuquerque Isleta Amphitheater
June 28, 2017 Phoenix Talking Stick Resort Arena
June 30, 2017 Fresno Rainbow Ballroom [lower-alpha 10]
July 1, 2017 San Bernardino San Manuel Amphitheater
July 2, 2017 San Francisco The Warfield Theatre [lower-alpha 11]
July 3, 2017 Las Vegas T-Mobile Arena
July 5, 2017 Oakland Oracle Arena
July 7, 2017 Salt Lake City USANA Amphitheater
July 8, 2017 Denver Fillmore Auditorium [lower-alpha 12]
July 9, 2017 Lincoln Pinnacle Bank Arena
July 11, 2017 Kansas City Sprint Center
July 12, 2017 St. Louis Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
July 13, 2017 Indianapolis Egyptian Room at the Old National Centre [lower-alpha 13]
July 14, 2017 Fort Wayne Embassy Theater [lower-alpha 14]
July 15, 2017 Toronto Canada Budweiser Stage
July 16, 2017 Quebec City Videotron Centre
July 18, 2017 New Haven United States College Street Music Hall [lower-alpha 15]
July 19, 2017 Mansfield Xfinity Center
July 20, 2017 Philadelphia Fillmore [lower-alpha 16]
July 21, 2017 Brooklyn Barclays Center
July 22, 2017
Europe (Final Leg)
August 11, 2017 Kortrijk Belgium Alcatraz
August 12, 2017 Walton-on-Trent England Bloodstock Open Air
September 29, 2017 Stockholm Sweden Gröna Lund
September 30, 2017 Gothenburg Liseberg [lower-alpha 17]

Box office

Venue City Attendance Revenue
Metropolis[8] Montreal 2,213 / 2,250 $63,890
Autodromo de Interlagos[9] Sao Paulo 32,384 / 35,000 $2,743,850
Palace Theatre[10] Albany 1,314 / 2,807 $48,910
Teatro Vorterix[11] Buenos Aires 1,323 / 1,323 $75,523
The Fillmore[12] Denver 2,240 / 3,600 $70,322

Opening bands

References

Notes

  1. Maximus Festival
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  17. Final show with Papa Emeritus III

References

  1. "GHOST Announces 'Popestar' U.S. Tour". Blabbermouth. June 14, 2016. Retrieved July 1, 2017.
  2. "IRON MAIDEN's 'The Book of Souls' Tour Returns To North America in 2017, GHOST To Support". Blabbermouth. January 19, 2017. Retrieved July 1, 2017.
  3. "Ghost's Papa Emeritus III Plays Final Show, Transition to New 'Papa' Begins". Loudwire. October 1, 2017. Retrieved October 1, 2017.
  4. "Ghost Concert Setlist at Main Street Armory, Rochester on September 16, 2016". Setlist.fm. September 14, 2016. Retrieved August 7, 2017.
  5. "Ghost Perform Live Debut of 'Bible' With Swedish Choir + The Great Discord's Fia Kempe". Loudwire. May 1, 2017. Retrieved July 1, 2017.
  6. "Video: Ghost Perform with 20-Piece Children's Choir at Bloodstock Festival". MetalSucks. August 16, 2017. Retrieved August 16, 2017.
  7. "Ghost Setlist at Amalie Arena, Tampa". setlist.fm. Retrieved 2018-05-29.
  8. "Current Boxscore". Billboard. Retrieved November 29, 2016.
  9. "Current Boxscore". Billboard. June 20, 2017. Retrieved June 20, 2017.
  10. "Current Boxscore". Billboard. July 11, 2017. Retrieved July 12, 2017.
  11. "Current Boxscore". Billboard. Retrieved October 19, 2017.
  12. "Current Boxscore". Billboard. November 7, 2017. Retrieved November 8, 2017.
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