Concert Review

On This Night of Ritual.. in Hershey PA.

Ghost brought it’s headlining tour to Hershey, PA on October 24th. This show was one of the many USA dates that the genre-defining ensemble has shared with us. As someone who has seen Ghost ten times on this tour, I can feverishly admit, it never gets old.

Ghost shows no signs of stopping with their stadium tour.  Hershey was no different in terms of amazing stage production and presence brought by Cardinal Copia and the Ghouls/Ghoulettes. 

Leading the crowd into what was to come, the intro “Ashes” began to play. Once the track had ended, the curtain dropped when their song “Rats” started to rock the stage. The Ghouls came out with as much energy as a toddler on a sugar high. This would continue throughout the night. Following the Ghouls, came out the frontman himself, Cardinal Copia. You would think for someone who’s seen them more than enough, I’d be composed and know to what expect. I do, but the energy that is poured out is so contagious. The line up of this era is no joke. 

Continuing throughout the night we heard both tracks from their latest single, “Seven Inches of Satanic Panic”. These tracks being “Mary On A Cross” and “Kiss the Go-Goat”. If you have yet to give a listen to these, I highly recommend you do so. The 60’s vibe from both songs is unreal. Let’s not forget to mention the stellar instrumental that is “Miasma”. At first glance, it gives the impression of being a filler song. Let me tell you, that is not the case with Ghost. “Miasma” being the banger it truly is, features Papa Nihil doing a hot jazzy saxophone solo. Another notable track that needs to be mentioned is “Mummy Dust”. Before the track, Copia will tease the audience asking if they would like, “Their taints tickled and their asses wobbled.” Of course, Ghost having the best fans ever shouted, “Yes!” Closing out the night “Dance Macabre” and “Square Hammer” was the icing on top. 

Ghost proves you can make music that is bountiful and has no limitations when it comes to imagination. Every album, tour, character, performance, and experience holds a unique individualized encounter for each fan and/or concert-goer. I’m looking forward to what 2021 holds in store for this one of a kind band. Ghost deserves nothing but all the success they have and what is to come. (On a fan note, thank you to the mad man behind this band. You have changed and impacted many lives. As one of those lives, it’s a debt I could never repay in a lifetime).

Although the USA leg of the tour may have ended, those in Europe are still able to catch them in November. Check out the remaining tour dates here.

 

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