In a since deleted Tweet from a few days ago, it appears that Prong’s Tommy Victor may have revealed Ghost’s Papa Emeritus III. Along with a slew of other notable metal characters (Phil Anselmo, Glenn Danzig, Sean Yseult), it appears that Papa is present and without make-up.
Ghost played The Civic Auditorium in New Orleans on October 8th, while the “Blackest of Black” Tour (Danzig, Superjoint Ritual, and Prong) were scheduled to play there the next day. The Tweet (screenshot below) was posted at 3:14pm on October 9th, and Ghost was scheduled to perform in Atlanta, GA that night. Either Papa flew (it’s a 6+ hour drive) to Atlanta, or that time-stamp is wrong, or maybe that’s not really Papa at all! So much mystery!
Ghost 2015 tour dates:
10/13 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues 10/14 San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theater 10/16 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater 10/17 Denver, CO @Sumitt Music Hall 10/19 Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory 10/20 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon 10/21 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre 10/23 San Francisco, CA @ Warfield 10/26 Los Angeles, CA @ The Mayan Theater 10/27 Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory 10/28 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot 10/30 San Diego, CA @ Northside Park Theater 10/31 Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues 11/01 Phoenix, AZ @ Monster Mash Festival
Source: Metal Insider