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Ministry – 2008 “final world” Tour Dates, presale

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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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