Swedish theatrical rock outfit GHOST announce new album IMPERA – Hear first single ‘Call Me Little Sunshine’

Swedish theatrical rock outfit GHOST announce new album IMPERA - Hear first single 'Call Me Little Sunshine' 3
Photo credit:  Mikael Eriksson

“We’re building our empire from the ashes of an old” as  GRAMMY-winning Swedish theatrical rock outfit GHOST announces the impending arrival of  IMPERA, the band’s fifth full-length studio album out March 11th via Loma Vista Recordings. 

IMPERA is heralded by today’s release of its first official single, the sublime and haunting “Call Me Little Sunshine,” available now across digital platforms—and as a phantasmagoric visual interpretation lensed by iconic director Matt Mahurin and starring Ruby Modine.

The album will also feature “Hunter’s Moon,” Ghost’s fourth consecutive Active Rock #1 radio single, as heard over the end credits of the horror smash Halloween Kills—and manifesting physically in the form of a 7” vinyl single release this Friday, January 21st.

Watch the official video for “Call Me Little Sunshine,” BELOW

IMPERA finds Ghost transported hundreds of years forward from the 14th century Europe Black Plague era of its previous album, 2018’s Best Rock Album GRAMMY nominee Prequelle. The result is the most ambitious and lyrically incisive entry in the Ghost canon: Over the course of IMPERA’s 12-song cycle, empires rise and fall, would-be messiahs ply their hype (financial and spiritual alike), prophecies are foretold as the skies fill with celestial bodies divine and man-made… All in all, the most current and topical Ghost subject matter to date is set against a hypnotic and darkly colourful melodic backdrop making IMPERA a listen like no other — yet unmistakably, quintessentially Ghost.

Produced by Klas Åhlund and mixed by Andy Wallace, IMPERA consists of the following 12 songs:

Call Me Little Sunshine
Hunter’s Moon
Watcher In The Sky
Darkness At The Heart Of My Love
Grift Wood
Bite Of Passage
Respite On The Spital Fields


Ghost will kick off a co-headlining 26-date U.S. arena tour with Volbeat on January 25th, before arriving in the UK & Europe this April & May, compelled to take their dark extravaganza to arenas everywhere.

Branded the ‘IMPERATOUR,’ support across all UK & European shows will be provided by Uncle Acid & The Dead Beats  and  Twin Temple.




Sat 9 Manchester, Arena, UK

Mon 11 London, O2 Arena, UK

Wed 13 Glasgow, Hydro, UK

Fri 15 Birmingham, RWA Arena, UK

Sun 17 Rotterdam, RTM Stage Ahoy, HOLLAND

Mon 18 Paris, Accor Arena, FRANCE

Tue 19 Cologne, Lanxess Arena, GERMANY

Thu 21 Leipzig Quarterback Immobillen Arena, GERMANY

Fri 22 Frankfurt, Festhalle, GERMANY

Sun 24 Prague, Arena, CZECH REPUBLIC

Wed 27 Tampere, Nokia Arena, FINLAND

Fri 29 Stockhom, Avicii Arena, SWEDEN

Sat 30 NOR, Oslo, Spektrum, NORWAY


Sun 1 Malmo, Malmo Arena, SWEDEN

Tue 3 Brussels, Forest, BELGIUM

Thurs 5 Milan, Mediolanum Forum, ITALY

Sat 7 Barcelona, Olympic Arena Badalona, SPAIN

Sun 8 Madrid, Vistalegre Arena, SPAIN

Wed 11 Vienna, Stadthalle, AUSTRIA

Fri 13  Zurich, Hallenstadion, SWITZERLAND

Sun 15 Hannover ZAG Arena, GERMANY

Mon 16 Munich, Olympiahalle, GERMANY

Wed 18 Budapest, Arena, HUNGARY


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