Swedish 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 Dates
While Harris’s nomination is historic and meaningful, Black women’s overwhelming interest and commitment to casting a ballot is not a new feature in American politics. In 2008 and ’12, Black women voted at the highest rate of any race and gender subgroup. […]The passage in 1920 of the 19th Amendment, which granted voting rights to all women in theory but only white women in practice, had little effect on Black women’s lives. Through an array of legal and extralegal strategies, white Americans worked to keep Black people from practicing the constitutional right to vote.Black women passionately resisted these efforts. During the 1960s, for example, civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer led a nationwide movement to expand the voting rights of Black Americans. It was a bold act of defiance—and a matter of life and death. As Hamer explained in a 1964 interview with The Nation, “We’re tired of all this beatin,’ we’re tired of takin’ this. It’s been a hundred years and we’re still being beaten and shot at, crosses are still being burned, because we want to vote.” Fully aware of the consequences of her actions, Hamer refused to capitulate. “I’m goin’ to stay in Mississippi,” she added, “and if they shoot me down, I’ll be buried here.” […](You can learn more about Fannie Lou Hamer from this excerpt of Drawing the Vote: An Illustrated Guide to Voting in America, a graphic novel on the history of voting rights, by author Tommy Jenkins and illustrator Kati Lacker.)THREE OTHER ARTICLES WORTH READINGTOP COMMENTSQUOTATION“The vote is the emblem of your equality, women of America, the guarantee of your liberty. That vote of yours has cost millions of dollars and the lives of thousands of women. Money to carry on this work has been given usually as a sacrifice, and thousands of women have gone without things they wanted and could have had in order that they might help get the vote for you. Women have suffered agony of soul which you can never comprehend, that you and your daughters might inherit political freedom. That vote has been costly. Prize it! The vote is a power, a weapon of offense and defense, a prayer. Understand what it means and what it can do for your country. Use it intelligently, conscientiously, prayerfully.” ~~Carrie Chapman CattTWEET OF THE DAYBLAST FROM THE PAST- Advertisement – At Daily Kos on this date in 2018—If Democrats succeed on Election Day, women will be one big reason:There has been a lot of reporting on the phenomenon of white college-educated women moving away from Republicans and, in some cases, running toward Democrats due to how repulsed they are by Donald Trump. Some of this has been anecdotal, but the polling on women is telling. In a Washington Post/ABC news poll, Trump enjoys 48 percent support among men compared to just 33 percent support among women. And check out the trend lines from the same poll on female party identification over the last eight years, which is moving increasingly toward Democrats and away from the GOP. […]Democratic gains among women start around the end of 2014, when just over 50 percent of female voters identified as Democrats, and get a nice little bump when Trump becomes pr*sident, reaching 58 percent now. And in the eight-year period between 2010 and 2018, Republicans lost fully 7 points among women who identify with the party. – Advertisement –
The Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (CASH) is expected to come alive on September 22 when professional boxing makes a return there with a five-fight card called ‘Young Guns… The Proving Ground’.The cast that signed on to star in the Young Guns – The Proving Ground card with GBBC President Peter Abdool (seated centre)The date is set for Joel Williamson (light welterweight) and Delon Charles (featherweight) to make their professional debuts to add to the huge list of the other fighters that also have less than a handful of fights to their record.President of the Guyana Boxing Board of Control (GBBC), Peter Abdool, promises this to be the start of resuscitating the sport locally. He said, “It is an opportunity for the Guyanese public to have a look at that talent that is here. We are very much hoping that it fills the vacuum of our young fighters sufficiently that it allows us to put it on a regular basis, so that our fighters can be active. Hopefully, the activity will help in terms of the trickle-down effect of helping to resuscitate our gyms, trainers, and people who depend on sport.”The card also provides an opportunity for young promoters. Dexter ‘De Kid’ Marques will be partnering with the GBBC to promote the card.The GBBC-organised event, which starts at 20:00hrs, became official on Friday when the ten fighters signed their respective contracts.Admission costs $1000 for stands, while $2000 is charged for ringside.