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Ministry announce “Industrial Strength” tour w/ KMFDM & Front Line Assembly

Ministry at Madison Square Garden
Ministry at Madison Square Garden (more by Katherine Tyler/MSG Photos)

Ministry‘s classic album A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste just turned 30 and to celebrate, they’ve just announced the Industrial Strength Tour. “Who knew we’d still be around to see this day,” says Jourgensen. “But since we are alive and kicking, we figured we’d hop in the way-back machine and recreate the infamous original tour with KMFDM, and add in Front Line Assembly as well. Don’t miss it this time because we’ll be in wheelchairs for sure in another 30 years. May the fence be with you!”

While it’s in celebration of A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste, there’s no indication that Ministry will be playing the album in full on the tour. They did, however, play lots of that album and lots of other ’80s/’90s classics on the 2019 Wax Trax anniversary tour (and also spent time opening for Slayer on their final tour).

Dates for the tour kick off July 1 in Seattle and runs through August 1 in San Francisco. There are two NYC-area shows: Huntington, NY’s The Paramount on July 16 and Montclair, NJ’s The Wellmont Theater on July 17. Tickets for those shows, and the whole tour, go on sale Friday, January 17 at 10 AM local time with presales beginning Tuesday (1/14) at 10 AM local time. All dates are listed, along with a stream of A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste, below.



July 1 Seattle, WA @ The Showbox Sodo
July 2 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
July 3 Missoula, MT @ Wilma Theatre
July 5 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
July 7 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
July 9 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
July 10 Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
July 11 Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
July 12 Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theatre
July 13 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
July 15 Boston, MA @ House of Blues
July 16 Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
July 17 Montclair, NJ @ The Wellmont
July 18 Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall
July 19 Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
July 21 Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
July 22 Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
July 24 Houston, TX @ House of Blues
July 25 Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live!
July 26 San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theater
July 28 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
July 29 Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
July 30 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
July 31 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
August 1 San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom

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