Ghost fans crash Spotify Live servers forcing cancellation of band’s Q&A

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Ghost spoke to his fans to be proud of him for making this issue

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Ghost fans crashed Spotify Live servers as they waited for a special Q&A session with the masked rock band, prompting the event to be cancelled.

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A special appearance and Q&A session with Ghost was scheduled to take place on September 13. However, due to excessive demand, fans crashed the Spotify Live servers, forcing the platform to cancel the event.

Spotify Live and Ghost both confirmed in tweets that fans were indeed responsible for the widespread outage.


Spotify Live said the “huge demand” has caused “technical difficulties”. “We would like to sincerely apologize to all @thebandGHOST fans,” the streaming giant said.

In his own Twitter post, Ghost said that although he was “proud” to have caused Spotify’s servers to crash, he was disappointed. “We would like to inform you that Ghost appreciates the dedication and time of its fans,” he wrote. “Alternative opportunities are being explored, because nothing will keep us apart.”

According to loudwireGhost’s Spotify popularity peaks at 10.5 million monthly listeners, which exceeds that of other metal and rock bands such as Slipknot, Iron Maiden, Disturbed and Tool.

Ghost released their latest album, ‘Impera’, in March. Featuring the singles ‘Hunters Moon’, ‘Twenties’ and ‘Call Me Little Sunshine’. In a four star review, NMEK James McMahon offered Fifth Studio a “really delicious pop-rock proposition”.


Back in June, Ghost – who is currently on tour with Mastodon in North America – was forced to curtail his Hellfest title performance after singer Papa Emeritus IV (aka Tobias Forge) lost his voice.

After the band’s performance of ‘Dance Macabre’, fan-shot footage shows Emeritus IV thanking fans: “My voice is totally messed up. I can’t get you another song.”

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