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Ghost and Zombi

- April 3, 2017

Astride the stage on which Abba won Eurovision, their fellow Swedes, pop-metallers Ghost, served up an equally camp slice of theatrical rock. With synth/drums prog duo Zombi supporting, evoking the creepiness of ’70s Italian slasher films, the headliners upped the ante with their quasi-religious blend of Alice Cooper posturing, Rocky Horror musical tomfoolery and devastatingly hooky heavy riffs. His nuns handing out booze to fans, Papa Emeritus, figurehead of this “Popestar” tour, was a dazzling frontman, musing on topics as charming as cannibalism to female orgasms. The odd keytar, masked ghoul musician and pyrotechnic flourish thrown in made for an unashamedly ridiculous spectacle.

Concert Hall, Brighton Dome, 2 April 2017
Rating: ★★★★☆
Nick Aldwinckle

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