June 11, 2021
Al Jourgensen (photo by Derick Smith)

With less than 4 months until the kick-off of their much-anticipated US Industrial Strength TourMinistry today shares the official touring line-up of the band that will be appearing on the 23-date trek across America.

In addition to Ministry creator and frontman Al Jourgensen (vocals, guitar), the band will include Roy Mayorga (drums), Paul D’Amour (bass), Cesar Soto (guitar), Monte Pittman (guitar) and John Bechdel (keyboards). In the coming weeks, Ministry’s official social media pages will share thoughts from each of the members on getting back on the road and what fans can expect.

Show dates will also include brand-new material from Ministry’s upcoming 15th studio album, with news to be announced soon about its release.

Ministry – The Industrial Strength tour

October 2021
 3   Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
 4   Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre SOLD OUT
 6   Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue SOLD OUT
 8   Buffalo, NY @ Buffalo Riverworks
 9   Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
10  Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre  SOLD OUT
11  Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
14  Boston, MA @ House of Blues
15  Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
16  Montclair, NJ @ Wellmont Theatre
17  Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall
19  Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
20  Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
21  Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
23  Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live!***
24  Houston, TX @ House of Blues
25  San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theater
28  Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
29  Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues SOLD OUT
30  San Diego, CA @ House of Blues SOLD OUT
31  San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield Theatre

November 2021
2   Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater SOLD OUT
3   Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo SOLD OUT

*** HELMET not on this date

TICKETS AND MORE INFORMATION

The US Industrial Strength Tour kicks off October 3rd 2021 in Albuquerque and will run through November 3rd 2021 in Seattle with many dates quickly selling out. The night will include special guests Helmet and Front Line Assembly for this one-of-a-kind celebration that honors not only the 40th anniversary of Ministry in 2021 but also the 30th anniversary of revolutionary album The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste.

ABOUT MINISTRY

Born in 1981 in Chicago, Ministry has been the lifetime passion project of founder Al Jourgensen, considered to be the pioneer of industrial music. In its early days, Ministry was identifiable by its heavy synth-pop material in line with the new sounds and technology that were being developed in the ’80s. Ministry‘s output began with four 12″ singles on Wax Trax! Records in 1981 before the first LP With Sympathy in 1983 via Arista Records. As time progressed however, so did Ministry, quickly developing a harsher, and more stylised sound that the band soon became infamous for on seminal albums Twitch (1986), The Land of Rape and Honey (1988), and The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste (1989). With the release of Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed and The Way to Suck Eggs (1992), Ministry hit an all time high in the mainstream musical realm and received its first Grammy nomination. In total, Ministry has been nominated for a Grammy award six times. Eight more albums would follow before an indefinite break in 2013, only to be unearthed again in 2018 with AmeriKKKant, continuing to reflect Jourgensen‘s views on the frightening state of society and politics. Today, Ministry continues touring and recording with new music on the way in 2021.


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