Swedish buzz band Ghost has announced that it will embark on its first ever North American headlining tour in January, 2012.

Ghost cult leader "Papa Emeritus" (who takes the stage in the form of "a satanic pope") and his anonymous ghouls will team up with doom rockers Blood Ceremony and Ancient VVisdom for a two week trek dubbed the 13 Dates of Doom tour that will launch on Jan. 18th in New York City.

Ghost continues to tour in support of its debut album 'Opus Eponymous,' which has garnered rave reviews from metal and hard rock journalists throughout the world and even indie rock hubs like Stereogum.com and Pitchfork.com.

"It is with an evil haunting chuckle that we are announcing that we are finally coming to North America," states Ghost's Papa Emeritus. "In the name of Satan, we will conduct thirteen rituals in thirteen different cities throughout the United States and Canada and now we are summoning all of our devotees to partake in these blasphemous eves of black magic."

Watch Ghost's 'Ritual (live)' Video

Ghost on tour with Blood Ceremony and Ancient VVisdom:

January 19 Washington, DC Rock N Roll Hotel

January 20 Boston, MA Middle East (downstairs)

January 21 Montreal, QC Corona Theatre

January 22 Toronto, ON The Mod Club

January 24 Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge

January 25 Saint Paul, MN Station 4

January 27 Denver, CO Marquis Theatre

January 28 Salt Lake City, UT The Vertigo (The Complex)

January 30 Seattle, WA El Corazon

January 31 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater

February 1 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill

February 2 Los Angeles, CA The Roxy

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