Satanic Pop Metal Band Ghost Announces North American Tour

first_imgSwedish band Ghost will bring their theatrical brand of satanic pop metal back to North America this fall when the group embarks on a lengthy tour in support of their new album, Prequelle.While Ghost has historically been led by frontman Papa Emeritus, the upcoming tour will mark the band’s first outing with a “new” singer named Cardinal Copia. In reality, both Papa Emeritus and Cardinal Copia are alter egos of longtime frontman Tobias Forge, who leads the band through their choreographed “rituals” of accessible-yet-sacrilegious heavy metal.Ghost will kick off their North American outing—which they have dubbed A Pale Tour Named Death—on October 26th with a show at Tulsa, OK’s Cox Business Center Ballroom. The group will then swing through much of the United States and parts of Canada before wrapping up their run with a concert at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on December 15th. Tickets for the newly announced shows will go on sale to the general public on June 15th, though a fan pre-sale will take place on June 12th.Ghost’s fourth album, Prequelle, was released on June 1st. If you aren’t familiar with the madness that is Ghost, check out the video below for an idea of what you can expect at one of their shows.Ghost – “Year Zero” Ghost Fall Tour Dates:October 26 – Tulsa, OK – Cox Business Center BallroomOctober 29 – Louisville, KY – Palace TheatreOctober 30 – Indianapolis, IN – The Murat TheatreNovember 01 – Chicago, IL – Aragon BallroomNovember 02 – Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center – TheatreNovember 03 – Madison, WI – The SylveeNovember 04 – Ames, IA – Stephens AuditoriumNovember 06 – Omaha, NE – Orpheum TheaterNovember 08 – Albuquerque, NM – Kiva AuditoriumNovember 09 – El Paso, TX – Abraham Chavez TheatreNovember 10 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica TheatreNovember 12 – San Diego, CA – Spreckels TheatreNovember 13 – Sacramento, CA – Sacramento Community Center TheaterNovember 15 – San Jose, CA – City National Civic CenterNovember 16 – Los Angeles, CA – The ForumNovember 17 – Las Vegas, NV – The JointNovember 19 – Midland, TX – Wagner Noel Performing Arts CenterNovember 20 – Austin, TX – Bass Concert HallNovember 21 – New Orleans, LA – Orpheum TheatreNovember 23 – Orlando, FL – Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts – Walt Disney TheaterNovember 24 – Miami Beach, FL – The Fillmore at Jackie Gleason TheaterNovember 25 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd HallNovember 27 – North Charleston, SC – North Charleston Performing Arts CenterNovember 29 – Mobile, AL – Saenger TheatreNovember 30 – Atlanta, GA – Roxy TheatreDecember 01 – Jacksonville, FL – Florida TheatreDecember 02 – Charlotte, NC – Ovens AuditoriumDecember 04 – Richmond, VA – Dominion Energy CenterDecember 05 – Wilkes-Barre, PA – F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing ArtsDecember 07 – Laval, QC – Place BellDecember 08 – Toronto, ON – Sony Centre for the Performing ArtsDecember 10 – Baltimore, MD – The HippodromeDecember 11 – Upper Darby, PA – Tower TheaterDecember 13 – Albany, NY – Palace TheatreDecember 14 – Boston, MA – Wang TheatreDecember 15 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays CenterView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

Syracuse lands pair of JUCO transfers

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on July 26, 2013 at 11:18 am Contact David: [email protected] | @DBWilson2 Nassau Community College faceoff specialist Mike Iacono and Onondaga Community College defender Ryan Vella plan on enrolling at Syracuse to play for the Orange this spring, Inside Lacrosse reported Thursday.Iacono, a two-time National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-American, guided Nassau to back-to-back NJCAA title games and was the Region XV Most Valuable Player.The top-ranked Orange won just 42 percent of its faceoffs last year and won just 9-of-30 in its 16-10 championship game loss to No. 4-seed Duke. Iacono won 56-of-72 faceoffs for the Lions last season.Vella, who was a two-time All-American at Onondaga, is one of three former Lazers who plan on joining SU this spring. Vella and long-stick midfielder Niko Manning both plan on enrolling in the fall, while Randy Staats, the two-time NJCAA Offensive Player of the Year, will finish his coursework in the fall and enroll in the spring. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Badgers defense own the night once again in 20-7 win over Gophers

first_imgMINNEAPOLIS — In a frigid border battle between two Big Ten foes, it was the[media-credit name=”Andy Fate” align=”alignright” width=”336″][/media-credit]Wisconsin football team’s commanding defensive play that heated up the field in TCF Bank Stadium to bring the highly coveted Paul Bunyan’s Axe back to UW.It was performance that by all standards seems remarkable, holding a Minnesota (8-3, 4-3 Big Ten) team that entered the battle riding four-straight conference victories scoreless against the Badgers’ (9-2, 6-1 Big Ten) defensive squad.“It’s a tough-minded group, the defense played extremely well, they did a nice job of getting out of the drives, being physical and taking care of business,” head coach Gary Andersen said. “I was proud of them.”Yet, for Wisconsin, it has become somewhat of a routine as the defense has now allowed a touchdown in three-straight Big Ten meetings — against Iowa, Indiana and now Minnesota. The last time the defense gave up a seven-point score in conference play was back on Oct. 19 against the Fighting Illini.The Golden Gophers’ only score of the game came early in the second quarter as redshirt junior linebacker Aaron Hill completed a textbook pick-six, sniping a pass from redshirt sophomore quarterback Joel Stave and running 39 yards into the end zone to put the Minnesota up 7-3.The first time UW has fallen behind on the scoreboard since its 6-0 deficit to open play against Iowa, the Badgers’ defense made sure Minnesota would not see itself dancing into the maroon and gold end zone again.It wouldn’t be until its final possession of the game that UM entered Wisconsin’s red zone, and it was senior linebacker Chris Borland who halted the late Gopher attack with a tackle on fourth down at the Wisconsin 13-yard line to seal in UW’s 10th-straight victory over Minnesota.“I think early on they were moving the ball. I have a lot of respect for Minnesota’s offense. They are very physical and maybe that caught us a little bit by surprise. It is hard to emulate that in the week,” Borland said. “We responded well and adjusted to that and to not let up any points to a team that has at least been moving the ball against some good defenses. It’s a performance to be proud of.”A continuing sign that Borland is one of the nation’s top linebackers, No. 44 silenced an exuberant crowd all afternoon, recording a team-high 12 tackles. Though his performance all game assisted UW in its domination over the Gophers, it was Borland’s pair of fumble recoveries that may have been the difference maker.In their first offensive drive following the pick-six touchdown score, the Gophers looked to extend the four-point lead. Redshirt senior offensive linebacker Brendan Kelly would have no part in that, sacking sophomore quarterback Philip Nelson for a loss of six yards and stripping the ball loose for Borland who returned the ball nine yards to midfield.Looking for an extra opportunity, or simply another yard, Borland even attempted to push the ball off into the hand of sophomore linebacker Joe Schobert, who was steps ahead but was moments too late as Gopher junior center Tommy Olson came in for the tackle.After Wisconsin added its final seven points to the board, the senior standout again came up big in the third quarter on the opening Gopher offensive play. Going in for a tackle of running back David Cobb for a loss of three, Borland managed to end the play with the ball himself.“He is a leader of the defense. There are a lot of leaders on the defense,” Andersen said. “He is one of the highlighted guys and deserves to be. There are a lot of […] seniors that are on that defense that played a lot of snaps.”It was a standout night for Kelly as well, as the Minnesota native recorded four tackles and a team-high two sacks including the forced turnover on Nelson in the second quarter.“The biggest thing is when those were happening. Minnesota had some momentum driving there, so a couple turnovers is huge,” Kelly said.The forced turnover by Kelly made for a Wisconsin offensive drive that took just five plays for 49 yards to give UW a 10-7 lead, and one they would not let down for the remainder of play.While the UW linebacker contingent once again owned the day for Wisconsin, its secondary play that has received mixed scrutiny all season long came together for an equally impressive performance. Completing just seven of his 23 pass attempts, Nelson and his Gopher offense were held to just 83 passing yards on the day after an average of 198 passing yards in its past four conference games.Dropped passes and missed opportunities appeared to be the theme of the night for the Gopher offense, but it was a combined effort of the young Badger secondary, led by sophomore safety Michael Caputo with four tackles. Redshirt freshman Nate Hammon and redshirt sophomore cornerback Darius Hillary also each recorded three tackles on the night, with Hammon forcing the first Gopher turnover of the game to start the second quarter.“We had some good pieces to the puzzle and had to replace some people in the back end. If you look at that crew it is pretty amazing,” Andersen said, looking at the progress of his defense this season. “There are a lot of kids playing in that back end and that was the challenge, to put it together and it’s a credit to the kids.”last_img read more