Ghost frontman Tobias Forge recently talked about his long-term plans for the band and why he believes rock needs to step up during an interview.
Loudwire shared Forge’s interview on Full Metal Jackie’s radio show.
“I have a five-year plan looking forward but, I think I try to get a little better at it every year. I also learn how to not to stick too hard to the plan,” Forge said about Ghost’s storyline. “It was easier to plan things out to the finest detail when you didn’t have a rock career because there were no obstacles.”
Forge also talked about how the void left by the death of musicians such as David Bowie and Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister affected the band.
“I think that that stirs up a lot of angst in, at least speaking for myself, I’m saddened by knowing that obviously, these people have already passed, but just checking a festival poster and knowing that in ten years these guys will not be there,” he explained.
“From a professional point of view, I think it means that rock music needs to step up. We need to have new, bigger bands. Bands need to step up and try to fill these spots,” the Ghost frontman continued.
“I definitely don’t think that rock is dead in any way. But I think that there has been a lack of new talent or new ambition,” Forge said, according to Loudwire.
“Fifteen-year-olds that maybe are listening to this show right now, you are the ones that need to create these new bands. You are the ones that are going to be the big band ten years from now,” he shared.
Ghost are currently on a world tour in support of their latest album, Prequelle.
Ghost tour dates
06/15 – Bretigny-Sur-Orge, FR @ Download Paris
06/21 – Dessel, BE @ Graspop Metal Meeting
06/23 – Copenhagen, DK @ Copenhall
07/12 – Viveiro, ES @ Resurrection Fest
07/14 – Eindhoven, NL @ Dynamo Metal Fest
07/19 – Oslo, NO @ Valle Hoven $
07/20 – Nordfjordeid, NO @ Malakoff Festival
08/03 – Wacken, DE @ Wacken Open Air
08/05 – Colmar, FR @ Foire Aux Vins
10/26 – Tulsa, OK @ Cox Business Center Ballroom
10/27 – Kansas City, OK @ MO Arvest Bank Centre
10/29 – Louisville, KY @ Palace Theatre
10/30 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Murat Theatre
11/01 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
11/02 – Peoria, IL @ Peoria Civic Center
11/03 – Madison, WI @ The Sylvee
11/04 – Ames, IA @ Stephens Auditorium
11/06 – Omaha, NE @ Orpheum Theater
11/08 – Albuquerque, NM @ Kiva Auditorium
11/09 – El Paso, TX @ Abraham Chavez Theatre
11/10 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
11/12 – San Diego, CA @ Spreckels Theatre
11/13 – Sacramento, CA @ Sacramento CC Theater
11/15 – San Jose, CA @ City National Civic Center
11/16 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
11/17 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint
11/19 – Midland, TX @ Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center
11/20 – Austin, TX @ Bass Concert Hall
11/21 – New Orleans, LA @ Orpheum Theatre
11/23 – Orlando, FL @ Walt Disney Theater
11/24 – Miami Beach, FL @ Jackie Gleason Theater
11/25 – Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
11/27 – No. Charleston, SC @ Performing Arts Center
11/29 – Mobile, AL @ Saenger Theatre
11/30 – Atlanta, GA @ Roxy Theatre
12/01 – Jacksonville, FL @ Florida Theatre
12/02 – Charlotte, NC @ Ovens Auditorium
12/04 – Richmond, VA @ Dominion Energy Center
12/05 – Wilkes-Barre, PA @ FM Kirby Center
12/07 – Laval, QC @ Place Bell
12/08 – Toronto, ON @ Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
12/10 – Baltimore, MD @ The Hippodrome
12/11 – Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theater
12/13 – Albany, NY @ Palace Theatre
12/14 – Boston, MA @ Wang Theatre
12/15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barlcays Center