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Ghost premieres “Mary on a Cross” live video; Papa Emeritus IV throwing out first pitch at White Sox game

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Ghost has premiered a live video for their surprisingly viral 2019 single, “Mary on a Cross.”

The clip, filmed during the Tampa, FL stop of Ghost’s U.S. tour, is streaming now on YouTube.

Despite being three years old and never being released on a proper album, “Mary on a Cross” debuted at #90 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, giving Ghost their first ever appearance on the all-genre songs chart. The song’s newfound popularity stems from — what else? — a viral TikTok trend.

In other Ghost news, Papa Emeritus IV — aka frontman Tobias Forge — is set to throw out the ceremonial opening pitch Thursday at the Chicago White Sox’s matchup against the visiting Cleveland Guardians. The game starts at 7:10 p.m. CT and should be worth tuning into just to see how the players and fans react when Forge takes the diamond in his full Ghost regalia.

The game is a pit-stop on Ghost’s U.S. tour, which supports their new album, Impera, and concludes this Friday in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

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