GOST announces Rites of Love and Reverence U.S. Tour with support from True Body starting December 1st in Fort Worth and wrapping on December 17th in Denver. GOST will be bringing his post-synthwave sound to the stage in support of his latest critically acclaimed release, Rites of Love and Reverence, which came out this past August.
“So crazy to be back on the road again. More US dates coming 2022,” states GOST about the upcoming tour.
Rites of Love and Reverence is both an album of beautifully crafted songs and a fascinating and intuitively gothic journey, rich with thoughts of supernatural wickedness and real world retribution.
“The lyrics were inspired by witchcraft themes,” says the man himself. “It’s mainly about how witchcraft has affected women throughout history. Witch trials and the subsequent executions throughout the ages terrify me. I fear, as a society, we are always on the verge of such horrible psychosis based on the misunderstanding and intolerance of one another. I try to educate myself on any historical subject I use as an influence, out of respect for the real people who actually lived through it.”
In keeping with its dark theme, Rites of Love and Reverence arrives adorned with the most stunning image GOST has used to date, created by celebrated doyen of macabre art, Nona Limmen. Both eerily psychedelic and hazily mysterious, it’s the perfect visual representation of this extraordinary record’s grim but vivid depths. The perfect soundtrack to these uncertain and frequently horrifying times, Rites of Love and Reverence renders GOST’s post-synthwave exploits in kaleidoscopic technicolor, delivering all the glass-shattering grit, incisive melodic melancholy and tripped-out, electronic fervour that his ever-expanding army of admirers demand.
In the past GOST has become renowned as a potent and idiosyncratic live act. Over the last few years he has shared stages with Perturbator, 3TEETH, Mayhem, Carpenter Brut, Power Trip, The Black Dahlia Murder, Midnight, Pig Destroyer and many more, while several headline tours of North America and Europe have further consolidated that already robust reputation.
GOST Tour Dates:
01.12.22 (USA) Fort Worth, TX - Tulips
02.12.22 (USA) Austin, TX - The Spider House Ballroom
03.12.22 (USA) El Paso, TX - Rockhouse
05.12.22 (USA) Phoenix, AZ - Thunderbird Lounge
06.12.22 (USA) Yucca Valley, CA - AWE bar
07.12.22 (USA) San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick
08.12.22 (USA) Costa Mesa, CA - The Wayfarer
09.12.22 (USA) Los Angeles, CA - Resident
10.12.22 (USA) Las Vegas, NV - Dive Bar
11.12.22 (USA) Oakland, CA - Elbo Room : Jack London
13.12.22 (USA) Seattle, WA - Substation
14.12.22 (USA) Portland, OR - The High Water Mark
15.12.22 (USA) Boise, ID - The Olympic
16.12.22 (USA) Salt Lake City, UT - The Loading Dock
17.12.22 (USA) Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge