Ghost Call Off Concert After Audience Member Dies

The tragic news comes just as the band release their new album 'Prequelle'
Ghost Call Off Concert After Audience Member Dies
Photo: Mikael Eriksson
Today is release day for Swedish metal unit Ghost, but their Prequelle celebrations were marred by tragedy when a man died mid-set during their concert on Thursday (May 31).

Ghost were reportedly halfway through their set at the Riverside Theater in Milwaukee, WI, when a man reportedly died in the crowd, Lambgoat reports. The band decided to cancel the remainder of their set.

According to witnesses, a man passed out and was eventually attended to by paramedics. Although CPR was performed on the concertgoer, paramedics were unable to revive him.

In the wake of the incident, Ghost issued the following statement:

Tonight, in Milwaukee there was a medical emergency with one of our fans. We decided not to continue out of respect to him and his family. Ghost and all who work with us ask that you please send the family your thoughts, prayers and respect their privacy during this time.

The concert was in support of Prequelle, which came out today via Loma Vista. You can read Exclaim!'s new interview with Ghost here.