Ghost Perform ‘Cirice’ on ‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’
Last night (Oct. 30), Ghost gave a spirited performance of their single "Cirice" on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on CBS just in time for Halloween. This marks the first time the band has made a televised appearance, furthering their growing reputation. The cut comes off their latest album, Meliora, which has been received with almost unanimous praise since its release in late August.
Filmed with a hazy filter, Ghost delivered an energetic performance and even got the crowd involved. Much like what can be seen happening in evangelical churches, some members of the audience were drawn forth to the stage in a dazed, stumbling stupor and ready to burst out speaking in tongues. Papa Emeritus III stares them directly in the eyes while delivering his lyrical message, putting the soft touch of his hand on one woman's chest as she stares upward with wide eyes, seemingly looking through him rather than at him.
One of the Nameless Ghouls rocks a keytar in the spotlight as the papal singer points up at him standing alone on a decorated balcony. Pointing in all directions, the ghastly frontman concludes the song by waving his arms in a sweeping, conductive manner.
The single itself is doing incredibly well, resting just outside the top 10 on the Active Rock chart, ahead of mainstream acts like Disturbed, Foo Fighters, and Three Days Grace. The album itself reach No. 8 on the Billboard 200 and took the No. 1 spot in their home country of Sweden.
Ghost were not the only metal band to make an appearance on late night television this year. Back in August, Lamb of God performed on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' and were even labeled as a Christian metal band leading up to the event.
The haunting rockers will be wrapping up their North American tour on Nov. 1 making an appearance at the Monster Mash Music Festival in Tempe, Ariz. opening the show which will see Linkin Park, Rob Zombie, Deftones, and Puscifer all take the stage.
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