In May of this year, Ghost was performing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in the United States, when a fan died after suffering a heart attack.
At that time, the group’s fans set up a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for Jeffrey Fortune’s 52-year-old family. The action target was $ 1,000, but $ 10,000 was raised.
Now, Ghost has announced that they will return to Milwaukee to finalize the set for that day. The presentation will be dedicated to Fortune and there will be sold T-shirts with his prints and Cardinal Copia dresses by Michael Myers, a character in the Halloween movie series. All the money raised from the sales of the T-shirts will be donated to the Fortune family.
Tickets to the show will be released only to those who were present on the day of the event, no more tickets will be sold for the show.
Ghost is a Swedish rock band that was formed in Linköping, Sweden in 2006. In 2010, they released a 3-track demo followed by a 7″ vinyl titled “Elizabeth”, and later their debut full-length album Opus Eponymous.
The Grammis-nominated album was widely praised and significantly increased their popularity. Their second album and major label debut Infestissumam was released in 2013, debuted at number one in Sweden, and won the Grammis Award for Best Hard Rock/Metal Album.
The band released their third studio album, Meliora, in 2015, to much critical acclaim and high record sales, reaching number one in their home country of Sweden, and number eight in the United States. Its lead single, “Cirice”, earned them the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance. The band released their fourth studio album, Prequelle, in 2018.
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