Having become the first Swedish rock band ever to win a Grammy Award - 2016's Best Metal Performance for the song "Cirice" - today, Ghost has nabbed two new Grammy nominations, Best Rock Album for Prequelle and Best Rock Song for "Rats"
"Being nominated a second time is a big honor," said Ghost's Tobias Forge. "What gladdens me even more, besides our two nominations this time around, is to see my fellow Swede and Lincöpian, Ludwig Göransson, being nominated for four awards. Six Grammy nominations is pretty freaking cool for two guys from Linköping."
requelle, released June 1, 2018, entered the Billboard 200 chart at #3, and has already been named #1 on the "Best Rock/Metal Albums of the Year" lists in Revolver, Metal Hammer UK, Sweden Rock, All Access and Grunge. The album has been streamed nearly 100-million times.
"Rats," the fist-pumping first single from Prequelle, maintained the #1 spot at Active Rock Radio for eight consecutive weeks, setting a record as the chart's longest-running #1 song of 2018. Loudwire named "Rats" one of the best metal songs of 2018, the song has racked up more than 16-million streams and the companion music video, with its "gleeful, 'Thriller-esque choreography," has accumulated more than 15-million YouTube views.
7 Place Bell, Laval, QC Canada (Montreal) 8 Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto, ON 10 The Hippodrome, Baltimore, MD 11 Tower Theatre, Upper Darby, PA (Philly) 13 Palace Theater, Albany, NY 14 Wang Theatre, Boston, MA 15 Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY
In what has been a full-tilt year for this young rock'n'roll band from Frankenmuth, Michigan, Greta Van Fleet sees 2018 capped off with its first ever Grammy Award nominations: Best New Artist, Best Rock Song for "Black Smoke Rising," Best Rock Performance for "Highway Tune," and Best Rock Album for the band's double EP, From The Fires (Lava Records/ Republic Records).
"We are all so very honored and humbled to have been nominated for a Grammy Award, and so appreciative for the love and support we get from our fans, because we do what we do for them. All of the wonderful things that have happened to us over the past year, including these nominations, is because of our fans, The Peaceful Army." -- Greta Van Fleet
To share this honor and as a way to say thank you to their fans, $1 from every ticket to the band's upcoming three, sold-out shows at the Fox Theatre in Detroit (December 27, 29, 30) will be donated to the Children's Hospital of Michigan Foundation on behalf of The Peaceful Army.
rom The Fires claimed the #1 spot on Billboard's Top Hard Rock Albums chart in November, 2017, and includes the band's break-out single, "Highway Tune" that spent five consecutive weeks at #1 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock chart, and "Black Smoke Rising" with nearly 24-million streams.
Greta Van Fleet - twin brothers Josh (vocals) and Jake Kiszka (guitar), both 22, younger brother Sam (bass/keys, 19), and longtime family friend Danny Wagner (drums, 19) - made their national debut on March 31, 2017 with the release of the "Highway Tune" music video. Since then, the band has been on a wild ride of sold-out concerts throughout North America and Europe, racked up tens of millions of YouTube video plays and audio streams, received glowing accolades from iconic artists like Elton John, Dave Grohl and Joe Satriani, and recorded two #1 EPs. They were named one of Rolling Stone's "10 Artists You Need to Know," and performed with Elton John at his annual Academy Awards viewing party. The band's debut album Anthem of the Peaceful Army (10-19-18), debuted at #1 on Billboard's Top Album Sales and Top Rock Albums charts, and at #3 on the Billboard 200 chart. Greta Van Fleet's music is a high-energy hybrid of rock'n'roll, blues and soul, loaded with attitude, bravado, killer musical chops and a singer whose voice will drop your jaw. Greta Van Fleet's shared message with their music is to spread peace, love and unity.
Remaining 2018 Greta Van Fleet tour dates are as follows:
8 KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas, The Forum, Los Angeles, CA
12 Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL (SOLD OUT)
14 Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL (SOLD OUT)
15 Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL (SOLD OUT)
27 Fox Theatre, Detroit, MI (SOLD OUT)
29 Fox Theatre, Detroit, MI (SOLD OUT)
30 Fox Theatre, Detroit, MI (SOLD OUT)