Ghost Announce North American Tour With Mastodon & Spiritbox

Ghost have announced a headlining North American tour. Mastodon and Spiritbox will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

08/26 San Diego, CA – Pechanga Arena San Diego
08/27 Tucson, AZ – Tucson Convention Center Arena
08/30 Austin, TX – Moody Center
08/31 Corpus Christi, TX – American Bank Center Arena
09/02 Huntsville, AL – Von Braun Center’s Propst Arena
09/03 Duluth, GA – Gas South Arena
09/04 Asheville, NC – ExploreAsheville.com Arena
09/06 Tampa, FL – Yuengling Arena
09/08 Danville, VA – Blue Ridge Rock Fest (no Mastodon)
09/09 Trenton, NJ – CURE Insurance Arena
09/10 Belmont Park, NY – UBS Arena
09/12 Providence, RI – Dunkin Donuts Center
09/13 Bangor, ME – Cross Insurance Center
09/15 Quebec City, QC – Videotron Centre
09/16 Laval, QC – Place Bell
09/17 Toronto, ON – Coca Cola Coliseum
09/19 Saginaw, MI – Dow Event Center
09/20 Youngstown, OH – Covelli Centre
09/21 Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center Arena
09/23 Green Bay, WI – Resch Center (feat. Carcass) (no Mastodon)

Spiritbox Guest On New Illenium Song “Shivering”

Spiritbox are featured on a new Illenium song titled “Shivering.” You can check out that track below:

Illenium commented:

“Spiritbox has been one of my favorite bands for a minute and being able to work with them has been a dream. They’re incredibly talented and Courtney has a voice unlike anyone. Definitely one of my favorite songs I’ve been a part of.”

Spiritbox added:

“Watching Illenium work and create on the spot was such an amazing thing to witness and be a part of. It was an honor working with him, and we appreciate his willingness to push boundaries, and use his influence to bring metal to the masses.”

Some Idiot Questioned Spiritbox’s Courtney LaPlante Over Her Every Time I Die Shirt

In a sexist trend that needs to stop, many men have a tendency of questioning women when they see them wearing band merch in public. This form of stupidity effects fans and even artists such as Spiritbox’s Courtney LaPlante, who was recently questioned by a man after she decided to wear an Every Time I Die shirt to the gym.

LaPlante had the following to say about the encounter she had to endure in a series of tweets:

“I am wearing my tie dye Etid shirt at the gym right now and the guy next to me asked me if I know the band so I’ve said “no” and he is now explaining the band to me. Imagine going up to someone and opening by asking if they know what the thing is on the shirt they are wearing

“I don’t really think about talking about this stuff a lot because I’m not really into engaging on the internet as much these days but sometime I’ll have to tell you all the wild things men say to me.”

“I think it’s cool when people ask me about bands when they see my shirt. But this guy didn’t do that he started with ‘do you know the band on the shirt your wearing?’ 🤯 hahah this kind of stuff happens a lot, but this was very funny so I thought I would share

“I want to thank all the men in the comments for clearing up for me that this interaction was awesome and that I am being a bitch”

She also added the following after Stray From The Path’s Craig Reynolds said that the story will probably get back to the man in question:

“Well if your reading this and you were cross examining a sweaty lady with blue hair and a tie dye Etid shirt on Sunday may 1st in victoria …rack your weights when you’re done freak stop leaving them around”

Spiritbox Share Live Acoustic Video For “Constance”

Spiritbox have shared a live acoustic video for their song “Constance.” The performance, which includes strings from Haruka Horii, Bonnie Brooksbank, and Mark Bassett, was previously only available as part of the Grammy Museum’s “Spotlight Saturdays” series.

Guitarist Mike Stringer commented:

“This live version of ‘Constance‘ was a very ambitious project for us. Before we left to start recording ‘Eternal Blue‘, I had a rough demo of an acoustic version of ‘Constance‘ written.

While we were tracking the album, the Grammy Museum asked us if we’d want to contribute to their ‘Collection:Live‘ series with a live acoustic/stringed composition of the song. Of course this was a huge honor for us and something we couldn’t turn down, but it posed a challenge as we were recording in the middle of the desert, and I had never written a string composition before.

After learning how to turn midi into notation, and some back and forth with our producer Dan Braunstein, and violinist Haruka Horii, we had a version we were confident in. This was the first time we had ever performed this song live, and the addition of the strings by Haruka Horii, Bonnie Brooksbank, and Mark Bassett really brought this whole thing to life.

Putting this together was a great experience, and I hope to explore more acoustic compositions in the future with Spiritbox.”

Spiritbox Have Around Eight New Songs In The Works

During a recent interview with Kerrang!, Spiritbox revealed that they currently have about eight new songs in the works. According to singer Courtney LaPlante, the tracks are “really different to the songs on ‘Eternal Blue‘.”

Guitarist Mike Stringer had the following to say about the new material:

“As scary as it is, you just have to do what makes you happy, create the music you want to create, and work with the people you want to work with. Because the moment you start limiting yourself, the music suffers.”

LaPlante continued:

“They’re really different to the songs on ‘Eternal Blue‘. I think some people might even hate them. But that makes me excited. I thrive on negativity!”

Stringer added:

“‘Eternal Blue‘ spanned over two years. And so much happened over those years. Now we’re different people with different tastes and it’s nice to be able to sit down and be like, ‘What do I want to hear? What do I enjoy?’”

LaPlante finished:

“We feel really energized playing and recording the new songs. I hope that will translate to those listening. It makes me want to drive around really fast in a car – I don’t even have a license, but I’ll do it!”

Watch Spiritbox Perform “Holy Roller” With Lorna Shore’s Will Ramos

During Spiritbox’s March 20 show at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ, the band were joined onstage by Lorna Shore’s Will Ramos for a performance of “Holy Roller.” You can find some fan-filmed footage of that below:

Spiritbox Announce More European Shows

Spiritbox have announced some more European shows. The newly announced dates include some headlining shows and a couple of co-headlining shows with Ice Nine Kills.

Here’s the band’s updated schedule:

05/27 Haz-zebbug, MAL – Malta Weekender
05/31 Villeurbanne, FRA – Le CCO (feat. Ice Nine Kills)
06/02 Luxembourg, LUX – Rockhal (feat. Ice Nine Kills)
06/03-04 Nurnberg, GER – Rock am Ring
06/03-04 Nurnberg, GER – Rock im Park
06/06 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
06/07 Munich, GER – Neu Theaterfabrik
06/08 Milan, ITA – Legend
06/09 Pratteln, SWI – Z7
06/12 Derby, UK – Download Festival
06/13 London, UK – O2 Academy Islington
06/14 London, UK – O2 Academy Islington
06/15 Koln, GER – Burgerhaus Stollwerck
06/19 Dessel, BEL – Graspop Metal Meeting
06/20 Utrecht, NET – Pandora Tivoli Vredenburg
06/21 Hamburg, GER – Knust
06/23 Oslo, NOR – Tons Of Rock
06/26 Clisson FRA – Hellfest

Spiritbox To Miss Immediate Live Shows Due To Positive COVID-19 Case

Spiritbox will be missing several shows on their current tour with Underoath, Bad Omens, and Stray From The Path due to a positive COVID-19 case within their touring party. The band issued the following statement:

“Due to a positive case in the Spirtbox touring party we will be following the CDC recommended guidelines and taking the next few days off to isolate and recover. We hope to resume the tour as soon as possible. We are so sorry to the fans but we do appreciate your understanding.”

Spiritbox To Release “Eternal Blue” Graphic Novel

Spiritbox have joined forces with Z2 Comics to create a new graphic novel inspired by their debut album “Eternal Blue.” The book was written by Jim Krueger and it will feature illustrations by Amilcar Pinna and a cover by Justin Cherry. The effort is currently expected to be released in June and pre-orders can be found HERE.

The following synopsis was shared:

“Eva is a popular painter on the verge of unbelievable acclaim and success, but her inability to reconcile the public perception of who she is, versus her actual self, allows the Spiritbox to transport her to a surreal world, where she finds herself trapped in the realm where all our false shadows become real and dangerous.”

Singer Courtney LaPlante also commented:

“I am in love with this story and artwork. I cannot wait for you to discover Eva and the world that she has been thrust into. It truly is an extension of my feelings and the state of mind I held while writing our album … and the lyrics that resonate with me still.

Although we are very different, I can’t help but let a lot of myself seep into Eva’s personality and experiences. I care about her so much. Jim and Amilcar are brilliant and we are so happy to share this with you after keeping it to ourselves for so long.”

Bad Omens & Stray From The Path Added To Underoath & Spiritbox’s North American Tour

Bad Omens and Stray From The Path have been added to Underoath and Spiritbox’s North American tour. They will be replacing Every Time I Die, who recently broke up.

Tour Dates:

02/18 Dallas, TX – Southside Ballroom (no Stray From The Path)
02/19 Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center (no Stray From The Path)
02/20 San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theatre (no Stray From The Path)
02/23 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
02/24 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
02/25 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
02/26 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
02/28 Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO
03/01 Vancouver, BC – The Vogue Theater
03/02 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
03/04 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
03/05 Denver, CO – The Ogden Theatre
03/07 Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore
03/08 Chicago, IL – Radius
03/09 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
03/11 Toronto, ON – History
03/12 Cleveland, OH – Agora
03/13 Wallingford, CT – The Dome
03/14 Boston, MA – House of Blues
03/15 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
03/17 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
03/18 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
03/19 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
03/20 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
03/22 Cincinnati, OH – Andrew J Brady Icon Music Center
03/23 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
03/25 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
03/26 St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live

Underoath commented:

“So so pumped to announce that Bad Omens and Stray From The Path are now on the Voyeurist tour alongside Spiritbox. Old friends, new friends, this tour is going to be pure insanity. One note, SFTP is on the tour starting Feb 23rd. Also, don’t forget, any tickets bought for the tour by January 30 at 11:59pm will be eligible for a free ticket to the rebroadcast of Digital Ghost on February 3rd. This craziness starts in T-minus 25 days. Spread the word. https://underoath777.com/#tour