Ghost have announced a special show this Halloween in honour of a fallen fan.
Back on the 31st May, the enigmatic Swedish metallers abandoned their show midway through at Milwaukee’s Riverside Theater when fan Jeffrey Fortune collapsed in the crowd. Fortune later died of natural causes in hospital.
Ghost will now return to the venue on 31st October to perform the hour-long second part of their set for ticket holders who attended the original event in tribute to Mr Fortune and his family and friends.
An exclusive T-shirt on sale at the show featuring Fortune and Ghost singer Cardinal Copia wearing Michael Meyers costumes will raise money for Fortune’s family.
A full statement on The Riverside Theater website reads: “Swedish rock/pop band GHOST will return to the Riverside Theatre on October 31 to complete its concert that was cut short earlier this year. The May 31 show was canceled at the close of Act I due to the tragic collapse and subsequent death of Ghost fan Jeff Fortune. Dedicating the October 31 performance to Mr. Fortune and his family and friends, Ghost will perform the hour-long Act II for ticket holders who attended the original date.
“Doors open at 7:00PM with Ghost taking the stage at 8:00PM. The show will start a bit early so guests can enjoy the previously-missed Act II of Ghost’s concert and still have plenty of time to go trick-or-treat or party afterwards. Exclusively for this performance, Ghost has created a special T-shirt that features the likenesses of Cardinal Copia and Jeffrey Fortune clad in Michael Meyers costumes.
“The T-shirt will be available at the venue’s merch tables, with all proceeds going to Mr. Fortune’s family. All ticket holders will be contacted by the Pabst Theatre Group with an invitation to RSVP for the show and must do so by September 30 to guarantee their ticket. No new tickets for this performance will be sold.”
Ghost play a sold-out show at London’s Royal Albert Hall this Sunday (9th September).