Ghost and Volbeat return to Giant Center in Hershey for co-headlining concert on Feb. 8, 2022
From a press release:
Today, the theatrical heavy metal Grammy Award winners Ghost and multi-platinum Danish rock band Volbeat announced a 2022 co-headlining arena tour with special guests Twin Temple that is coming to cities like Pittsburgh, Newark, Seattle, Denver, Chicago, Houston, and Phoenix.
Co-produced by Live Nation and Frank Productions, the 26-date tour kicks off in Reno, Nevada on Jan. 25 and will stop at the Giant Center (550 Hersheypark Dr., Hershey) on Tuesday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m.
Both bands have separately performed at the Giant Center before – Ghost brought their Ultimate Tour Named Death to the venue in 2019, and Volbeat played there in 2017 with Avenged Sevenfold and Scranton’s Motionless In White.
“We are so incredibly excited to get back to these cities with a Volbeat headline show, but getting to do it alongside a headline show from our goulish friends in Ghost and bringing the incomparable Twin Temple with us? How soon will it be January already!? Start getting ready, the thunder and lightning is coming to your town in 2022,” Volbeat said.
The Swedish-born Tobias Forge, who has been referred to as “the Andrew Lloyd Webber of rock,” is Ghost’s creative force, singer, songwriter, musician, and architect of the elaborate storylines that are woven through the band’s four full-length studio albums, EPs, music videos, webisodes, and live shows, all of which advance the Ghost storyline. Forge grew up listening to a wide array of 1970s and ’80s rock – Alice Cooper, Journey, Kansas, Boston, Black Sabbath, Jefferson Starship, Iron Maiden, and Foreigner. He’s a hardcore music junkie; at home in Sweden, he owns a most impressive collection of vinyl, cassettes, CDs, and VHS tapes, and when on tour, he regularly arranges for visits to local record haunts and ships back even more treasures. He plays guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, and kazoo. Ghost’s latest album, “Prequelle,” is loosely based on the Black Plague of 14th century Europe, a metaphor that sadly became a premonition that applies to the societal ills of our times.
Ghost’s music began as being much heavier, harder, and “more metal,” but over the band’s recent history, their songs have evolved to embrace a catchier pop rock sound with their dark lyrical content that has elevated them to one of the most esteemed and celebrated rock bands in the world today. Three consecutive No. 1 Active Rock radio singles, debuting at No. 1 (Rock) and No. 3 (Top 200) on the Billboard album charts, accumulating well over a billion streams, headlining arena tours, opening stadium shows for Metallica, and gracing magazine covers and television screens the world over are just part of their story. Their passionate fan base and critical praise also stems from their ability to constantly push their creative boundaries.
Ghost has received three Grammy nominations: Best Metal Performance in 2016 for “Cirice,” which they won, and Best Rock Album for “Prequelle” and Best Rock Song for “Rats” in 2019.
Since forming in 2001, Volbeat has gone from the clubs of Copenhagen to headlining stages around the world, including the famed Telia Parken stadium in Denmark, becoming the only domestic artist to ever sell out the venue. Over the course of seven record-breaking albums, the band has picked up No. 1 songs (including nine No. 1s on the U.S. Mainstream Rock chart and counting, the most of any band based outside of North America), multi-platinum certifications, awards, and accolades (including a Grammy nomination) all over the planet.
Their latest album, “Rewind, Replay, Rebound,” was released on Aug. 2, 2019 and has spawned the hit singles “Last Day Under the Sun,” “Die to Live (featuring Neil Fallon),” and “Leviathan.” A live album featuring songs recorded during the subsequent world tour, “Rewind, Replay, Rebound: Live in Deutschland,” was released digitally on Nov. 27, 2020.
Most recently, the band shared a “double blast” of brand new songs for the summer: “Dagen Før (featuring Stine Bramsen)” and “Wait a Minute My Girl.” They also contributed a cover of “Don’t Tread on Me” to “The Metallica Blacklist,” with all proceeds from the track benefiting the All Within My Hands Foundation and the Børne Cancer Fonden of Denmark.
This post was compiled by the staff of NEPA Scene.