The GHOST frontman will hurl the ceremonial first pitch for the Cleveland Guardians, Chicago White Sox game.
The victory parade for one of rock music’s most celebrated bands continues to roll on. Currently rounding out their North American tour dates with Mastodon and Spiritbox, Ghost have performed to capacity arenas all year in long in support of their most recent opus, Impera.
Wrapping up the second to the last date of their tour last night in Peoria, IL, with just one finale date remaining in Green Bay, WI, it would seem as though the band is getting in a special serving of Americana, by taking in a Major League Baseball game in between show dates.
In the most unlikely of scenarios, it looks as though Ghost has landed on the radar of the MLB in a very real way as Papa Emeritus IV has actually been confirmed to hurl the ceremonial first pitch for the September 22nd game between the Cleveland Guardians and the Chicago White Sox.
Taking to the band’s social media platform to confirm the news, an appropriate use of “Take Me Out to The Ballgame” was incorporated into the announcement and even included a genius play on the classic Topps baseball cards, of course swapped to read Popps.
The broadcast begins at 5:10 PT / 8:10 ET
[MESSAGE FROM THE CLERGY]— Papa Emeritus IV (@thebandGHOST) September 21, 2022
We wish to inform you that it’s 1, 2, 3 strikes you’re out at the old ball game! Papa Emeritus IV will be throwing the ceremonial first pitch at the @whitesox vs. @CleGuardians game on Thurs, Sept 22 at Guaranteed Rate Field. The game begins at 7:10 PM pic.twitter.com/ixFo95Ws2s