Tix for Ministry’s “Industrial Strength” tour with KMFDM & Front Line Assembly on sale
Tickets for Ministry‘s “Industrial Strength Tour,” which is a 30th anniversary celebration of A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste and has them out with KMFDM and Front Line Assembly, go on sale today at 10 AM local time. That includes NYC-area shows at Huntington, NY’s The Paramount on July 16 and Montclair, NJ’s The Wellmont Theater on July 17.
Meanwhile, Al Jourgensen recently released book Ministry: Prescripture, a visual history of the band and he talked about it — and their 2019 tour with Slayer, moving from Texas to L.A., Donald Trump and more — with Decibel:
After writing your memoir how did you come up with the idea to do a visual history of Ministry?
That’s what happens when you reach Methuselah age. When I hit 60 some people talked about the need to document my life. I actually just saw the book for the first time yesterday. I saw a few random quotes from that and the forward by Jello Biafra. But the day before yesterday was the first time I saw the whole thing.
How were all the archival images collected and selected?
I didn’t do it. Sometimes looking through these old photos I was trying not to throw up. It’s like when your parents show your girlfriend all of your baby pictures and you’re cringing. Still I was able to look at all of it and say this is what happened and it is what it is. Of course some of the photos are slightly embarrassing to me but at my age it doesn’t matter. It’s water under the bridge and I’ve lived my life. To me the best part isn’t the photos or the ticket stubs it’s the comments and the forward. Some of it was pretty surprising and touching.
Head here for all “Industrial Strength Tour” dates and watch a tour trailer for it below.