Andy Black has been teasing fans endlessly about his forthcoming graphic novel The Ghost of Ohio and sophomore album of the same name. Most recently, the Black Veil Brides frontman unleashed a black and white photo with Friday’s date on it.
However, we didn’t have to wait until then for the major news as the singer revealed today that he’s hitting the road for The Ghost Of North America tour later this year.
Black took to Twitter to reveal the big touring plans set to kick off May 7 in Sacramento, California. The Faim and Kulick will be on as support.
Tickets go on sale this Friday, Feb. 15. Check out the full list of dates below.
— Andy Biersack (@andyblack) February 12, 2019
04/07 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace Of Spades
04/09 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
04/10 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne
04/12 – Las Vegas, NV @ Vinyl
04/13 –Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
04/14 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Nile Theatre
04/16 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
04/17 – Denver, CO @ The Gothic
04/19 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey
04/20 – San Antonio, TX @ The Rock Box
04/22 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
04/23 – Orlando, FL @ Plaza Live
04/25 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
04/26 – Greensboro, NC @ The Blind Tiger
04/29 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
04/30 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
05/01 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
05/03 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
05/04 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes
05/06 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Elevation
05/07 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
05/08 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
05/10 – Cleveland, OH @ Phantasy Nightclub
05/11 – Detroit, MI @ The Majestic
05/13 – Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
05/15 – Montreal, QC @ L’Astral
05/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
05/17 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Elevation 27
Andy Black and his many teasers
Given Black’s most recent tease, it looked like something could be coming Feb. 15.
— Andy Biersack (@andyblack) February 11, 2019
While the photo doesn’t clarify exactly what is to come, many fans are speculating that it could be a song from Black’s forthcoming solo album, or even the whole thing.
IS THAT WHEN THE ALBUM DROPS??!!
— Cassandra Kaylee🌹 (@CrushingEscap3s) February 11, 2019
I’m so ready for whatever the fuck this is – tour, album, another cryptic thread of tweets, whatever. 👻🖤😂
— michelle (@heythereitsmish) February 11, 2019
Guyzzzzzzz this is coming out on Friday and so is Umbrella Academy!!!! Omc so excited!!!
— Lena (@Lena_33_3) February 11, 2019
While these fan theories could be true, Black tweeted just four hours earlier, “Itinere.” Thanks to one very smart Twitter user, the word allegedly translates to “tour” in Latin.
Latin for “tour”
— the midnight kids | gloom boys (@themidnightkidx) February 11, 2019
Only time will tell if today’s tour announcement with tickets on sale Friday is what Black was referring to or we have even more to look forward to later this week.
Recently, Black unveiled the prologue to his graphic novel. The audio recording gives the background of the ghost. According to the recording, the ghost grew up in a small town with a lack of acceptance. After being accused of a crime he did not commit, the ghost was sentenced to death.
“Sometimes when something so terrible happens to an innocent soul, the universe has a way of fixing the damage that was done,” the prologue says. “And on the evening of December 26, that’s exactly what happened. On that night you see, he returned from the dead. This is the ghost of Ohio.”
Before that, Black completely revamped his Twitter by hiding his tweets. Then, he released a short promo video, revealing that he was the “Ghost of Ohio.” Additionally, he announced that “ABII,” which is speculated to be his sophomore album, is “coming soon.”