Ghost's "Cirice", from their critically acclaimed third album Meliora, has been awarded a Grammy® for 'Best Metal Performance' at the 2016 Grammy® Awards. Meliora was released on August 21, 2015 and debuted at No. 1 at Independent Retail, No. 2 at Rock, and in the Top 10 (#8) on Billboard's Top 200 Album Charts. The Grammy® Awards were handed out on Monday, February 15, 2016 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA and televised live on CBS 

Ghost are one of just four bands from Sweden to have been in the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart (joining Avicii, Ace of Base, and Europe). Papa Emeritus III and his nameless ghouls capped off a landmark 2015 with their late night television debut on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert's Halloween show on CBS with a rousing performance of "Cirice", which reached the Top 5 at radio at Active Rock and Mainstream Rock.

Rave reviews for Meliora include Rolling Stone: "Generally speaking, the band has done more to bring blasphemous, religion-skewering devil rock to the mainstream masses than perhaps any act since Marilyn Manson." Entertainment Weekly: "One of the most exciting bands on the worldwide hard rock stage." Metal Injection: "All hail Ghost and its masterwork, Meliora." Noisey: "Ghost is back and cracking skulls."

Ghost will return to the U.S. this spring for a headlining tour to kick off in Montclair, NJ on April 13th. See below for a complete list of dates. 
Spring Headlining Tour
April 13 - The Wellmont Theater - Montclair, NJ
April 14 - The Sherman Theater - Stroudsburg, PA
April 15 - The Paramount - Long Island, NY
April 16 - College Street Music Hall - Waterbury, CT
April 17 - Buffalo, NY - Rapids Theatre
April 19 - The Castle Theatre - Bloomington, IL
April 20 - Sokol Auditorium - Omaha, NE
April 22 - Tricky Falls - El Paso, TX
April 23 - The Rialto Theatre - Tucson, AZ
April 25 - Emo's - Austin, TX
April 26 - House of Blues - Houston, TX
April 27 - The Varsity Theatre - Baton Rouge, LA
April 29 - WXTB Rockfest - Tampa, FL
April 30 - Fort Rock - Ft. Myers, FL
May 1 - Welcome To Rockville - Jacksonville, FL
May 2 - Iron City - Birmingham, AL
May 3 - Marathon Music Works - Nashville, TN
May 4 - Tennesee Theater - Knoxville, TN
May 7 - Carolina Rebellion - Charlotte, NC
May 8 - The Hippodrome - Baltimore, MD
May 9 - The National - Richmond, VA
May 11 - Mercury Ballroom - Louisville, KY
May 12 - Track 29 - Chattanooga, TN
May 13 - Shaky Knees Festival - Atlanta, GA
May 17 - Diamond Ballroom - Oklahoma City, OK
May 19 - Egyptian Room - Indianapolis, IN
May 20 - The Orbit Room - Grand Rapids, MI
May 22 - Rock'N Derby - Albany, NY

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