Ghost’s Papa Emeritus IV throws out first pitch at Major League Baseball Game

Ghost entered America’s pastime on Thursday (Sept. 22) when the theatrical heavy rock band’s leader, Pope Emeritus IV, threw out the first pitch at a Chicago White Sox game.

Baseball fans in attendance subsequently shared videos of the attacking Ghost singer, whose real name is Tobias Forge, lobbing the ceremonial toss before the White Sox played the Cleveland Guardians at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, the home stadium of the Sox. It was certainly unusual to see the heavily made-up Forge in a baseball uniform, uniting the guise of heavy metal with the popular sport.

See footage at the bottom of this post.

The Guardians eventually beat the White Sox on Thursday by a final score of 4-2. The Guardians, who were called the Cleveland Indians until a name change this season, now have a seven-game lead over the Chicago team in Major League Baseball’s American League Central.

In March, Ghost released their fifth studio album, EMPIRE. It contains singles such as “The twenties“”Call me little sunshine“and”Hunter’s Moon.” Aside from Forge, the masked musicians in Ghost consist of a rotating “Group of nameless morons“whose real identities are minimized in the context of the band.

On Friday (September 23), Ghost will finish their North American “EMPEROR” in Green Bay, Wisconsin, with support from metal bands Mastodon and Spiritbox. The trip started in August.

Watch Ghost’s first pitch below. Get Ghost concert tickets here.

Papa Emeritus IV from Ghost Throws First Pitch at MLB Game – Sept. 22, 2022

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