Posted in music | tour dates on November 14, 2007

Ministry

The "C U LaTouR" touring line-up features Ministry's founder Al Jourgensen joined onstage by guitarists Tommy Victor (Prong) and Sin Quirin (Revolting Cocks), keyboardist John Bechdel (AoTW, False Icons, ex-Prong), and drummer Jimmy DeGrasso (ex-Megadeth, ex-Suicidal Tendencies, ex-Alice Cooper). Static X's Tony Campos has recently stepped in to fulfill bass duties on behalf of the recently departed Ministry/Killing Joke bassist Paul Raven. Joining the Ministry clan as a Special Featured Artist will be Fear Factory/Ascension of The Watchers vocalist Burton C. Bell. Main support is Swedish experimental metal band Meshuggah and the opening act is the U.S.-based Hemlock.
The NYC shows are May 1st & May 2nd @ Irving Plaza. General on-sale begins December 1st, but the presale starts on Thursday. Tickets are $55. More details, and all tour dates, below...

For its spectacular two-and-a-half-hour "C U LaTouR" set, Ministry will perform tracks from "The Last Sucker" as well as songs that revisit the band's rich and provocative 30-year musical history. Archival Ministry videos plus other visual elements of alchemy, Christianity, politics and other topics aligned with Ministry will be incorporated into a special video presentation, produced by Ministry music video and Wicked Lake feature film director Zach Passero that will change night to night.

As is expected from a Ministry show, you just never know what surprise guests will jump on stage for a song or two. "A Ministry tour is a traveling circus," states Jourgensen. "When we roll into town, everyone hides their daughters, but the freaks roll out the red carpet and a friend or two pops up on stage to add some spice and mayhem to the show. We never know who's gonna walk through the dressing room door at sound check. We rehearse a bunch of 'extra' songs just in case so-and-so shows up..."

Ministry - 2008 Tour Dates
March, 28 - Vancouver, Canada - Commodore Ballroom
March, 29 - Seattle, WA - Showbox SoDo
March, 30 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theatre
April, 1 - San Francisco, CA - Filmore
April, 2 - San Francisco, CA - Filmore
April, 5 - Los Angeles, CA - House of Blues
April, 6 - Los Angeles, CA - House of Blues
April, 7 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues
April, 8 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
April, 9 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
April, 11 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Great Salt Air
April, 12 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
April, 15 - Austin, TX - La Zona Rosa
April, 17 - Dallas, TX - Palladium Ballroom
April, 18 - Houston, TX - Verizon Wireless Theatre
April, 19 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues April 21 - Ft. Lauderdale - Revolution
April, 22 - St. Petersburg, FL - Jannus Landing
April, 23 - Orlando, FL - House of Blues
April, 24 - Charlotte, NC - Tremont Music Hall
April, 25 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
April, 26 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live
April, 27 - Worcester, MA - Palladium
April, 29 - Philadelphia, PA - Fillmore At The TLA
May, 1 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
May, 2 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
May, 3 - Montreal, Canada - Metropolis
May, 4 - Toronto, Canada - The Guvernment - Kool Haus
May, 6 - Cleveland, OH - Agora Theatre
May, 7 - Detroit, MI - Emerald Theatre
May, 8 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues

* all dates w/ Meshuggah & Hemlock

{"Confirmed dates for Ministry's 2008 "C U LaTouR" are above. Additional dates and cities are yet to be announced. This page will be updated with more official tour information as things are confirmed so check back often."

"Exclusive limited-time pre-sale tickets for the North American "C U LaTouR," offered by Music Today, go on sale this Thursday, November 15. Exclusive Special Limited Access VIP tickets will also be available for purchase during the pre-sale, offering advance doors, seating, meet & greets and souvenir 13th Planet gift bags."

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Comments (34)

May 2008? Get yer tickets early - like really, really early.

Posted by drewo | November 14, 2007 10:19 AM

$55 for Ministry? Ugh. $40 for Meshuggah... Absolutely.

Posted by Fred | November 14, 2007 10:20 AM

This band is not Ministry. It's Al Jourgensen with a bunch of hired guns. That said, I'll still be there.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2007 10:53 AM

Besides Paul Barker, didnt you just describe what Ministry always has been?

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2007 11:00 AM

give it up already. they are relevant how? might as well call the Al Jourgensen retirement fund tour

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2007 12:07 PM

Ministry > NIN

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2007 12:48 PM

Skinny Puppy > Ministry

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2007 12:48 PM

Einstruzende Neubauten > Skinny Puppy
Einstruzende Neubauten > Ministry

Einstruzende Neubauten = FRONT242

That being said 55 bucks is way too much for this show. I am waiting and hope they pull a Morrissey on us. I bet they will!!

Posted by concerned citizen | November 14, 2007 1:40 PM

daft punk > ministry > NIN > skinny puppy > front 242

Posted by daft punk PR team | November 14, 2007 1:44 PM

hopefully Daft Punk will go on before Arcade Fire...

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2007 1:52 PM

balls > mouth

Posted by Clitoris Rex | November 14, 2007 3:05 PM

daft punk > morrissey > beirut > bjork > grizzly bear > band of horses selling out to walmart

Posted by hipster poseur | November 14, 2007 4:22 PM

ministry > jesus

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2007 6:22 PM

band of horses=corporate sellout?

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2007 6:31 PM

band of horses pulled back the commercial due to blog whining
http://www.in-forum.com/ValleyRR/articles/183599

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2007 11:44 AM

Bridwell said the more-holistic-than-thou response didn’t surprise him. He was wary from the start about the Wal-Mart deal, which at first was for a Web site (which no longer seems to be functioning) and later called for a TV commercial for the store.

“I called my family, talked to my girlfriend about it, talked to the guys in the band and decided it’s no big deal,” he said. “We tested it with that Web site thing that I figured nobody would really even see. But in the Internet age, you can’t do anything without someone catching wind of it.”

“Some fans, they don’t even give a crap. They’re like, ‘Whatever, bands got to get paid.’ But at the same time, I was reluctant to do it in the back of my mind, and some fans reminded me there is a reason to feel that way about it,” Bridwell said. “So once I saw our fans were let down by it, I nixed the TV commercial, and said, ‘You know what, this isn’t for me. Keep your money.’”

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2007 11:46 AM

Don't forget the tour kick-off date, Mar.26 Calgary, Alberta. Got my VIP passes already!

Posted by SK8RCHILD | December 31, 2007 4:11 PM

anybody go to irving plaza tonight? what time was the vip meet and greet?

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2008 1:05 AM

The meet and greet is after the show, which honestly is a bummer. Admittedly, I was just too tired afterwards to care.

The VIP tickets get us in early, which was nice, but the usual irving plaza VIP section is only for real live actual VIP's, rather than for those who had VIP tix...so I stood on the on the other side. No big deal.

Show was good...not great...first 75 mins were all from the last 2-3 records, next 30 mins was old school and the last two were from the cover's record.

Posted by macca | May 2, 2008 9:52 AM

Please come to MEXICO D.F., you´re a GREAT BAND!!

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i like this band
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