Ghost Honoring Fan Who Died at Show by Returning, Finishing Set
Earlier this year, Ghost were performing a show in Milwaukee when a fan, Jeffrey Fortune, collapsed in the pit and later died that night after being transported to a local hospital. Soon thereafter, fans launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for Fortune's family. While the campaign had a goal of $1,000, over $10,000 was raised.
It has now been announced that Ghost will be returning to Milwaukee on Oct. 31 to finish their set. Their appearance will be dedicated to Fortune, and an exclusive shirt featuring Fortune and Cardinal Copia clad in Michael Meyers costumes. All proceeds from the merch item will go to Fortune's family.
You can read a statement from Milwaukee's Pabst Theater and check out the shirt design below.
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.
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