GHOST have been forced to re-schedule their show in Philadelphia next month from September 26 to September 29 due to Pope Francis’s visit next month in Philadelphia.
The booking was no coincidence. Promoter Sean Agnew saw potential in billing the act as “Ghost vs. Pope,” a religious head-to-head, a “Battle for Philadelphia.” The concert sold out almost immediately.
“The band wanted to get really creative, and have their own GHOST motorcade where the singer would go around the city,” said Agnew, who runs R5 Productions. “We had these great ideas to create an alternative to the pope. But more and more stories started to come out about the lockdown. We had to scale back.”
GHOST also made a video explaining in their own style why the show is postponed to September 29.