Ghost frontman Tobias Forge recently did an interview with Sweden’s VK. When asked if their March tour and new album were postponed, Forge explained the that the tour is, but not the music.
“I have already made a record about God’s wrath and doomsday, even if ‘Prequelle’ was not about just infection from a medical perspective. But I have a feeling that there will be plenty of doomsday and quarantine-confirming records in the future [from other bands], and I think I might not participate in it.’
Ghost are known for putting on these large scale live shows. When Forge was asked if they were going to scale back a bit when they do return to touring, he said:
“We have played with the idea of perhaps playing in a smaller context if it is an alternative. But my purpose in playing live with Ghost is not to do it at any price, because that’s not what people want to see. People want to see a show. It’s not just that I show up and it’s done, quite the opposite.”
While it will be awhile before you get to see Papa Emeritus IV live, you only have to wait a little longer to be able to hear him.