Veteran group Ministry and the newer Death Grips announced plans today for a joint tour in the Fall of 2017. These are two groups from different eras, even of different genres, but they are kindred in the style with which they approach their art form. Death Grips, who one could call dabblers in ‘experimental hip hop,’ draw influence from rap, punk, electronic, and industrial. They are very cool. Ministry, who, as a sort of new wave synthpop group, underwent a genre surgery from which they emerged as a metal band. They too, are very cool. Ministry broke up in 2008 and made it clear to fans that they would never reunite. However, these genre-switchers know better than anyone that things change.
Death Grips, originally hailing from Sacramento, CA, formed in 2010. The group’s first mixtape, Exmilitary, and their first studio album, The Money Store, both achieved widespread critical acclaim, giving them immediate cultural significance. A year later, in 2012, Death Grips leaked their second album, No Love Deep Web, for free download, and were dropped from their label, Epic Records. Since, they have disbanded and reunited, to the dismay and rejoice of their followers.
Ministry is due to release their newest album, AmeriKKKant, in the Fall of this year.
BrooklynVegan.com will host a presale event for the whole tour on Wednesday, July 19th, starting at 10 a.m. EST.
Ministry / Death Grips — 2017 Tour Dates
10/13/17 Worcester, MA The Palladium
10/14/17 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
10/16/17 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Steel
10/17/17 New York, NY Terminal 5
10/19/17 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore
10/20/17 Cleveland, OH The Agora Theatre
10/21/17 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
10/23/17 Detroit, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre
10/24/17 Columbus, OH Express Live
10/26/17 Minneapolis, MN Skyway Theatre
10/27/17 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theater
10/29/17 Denver, CO The Fillmore Auditorium
10/30/17 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
11/1/17 Seattle, WA Showbox Sodo
11/2/17 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
11/4/17 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Palladium
11/5/17 San Francisco, CA The Warfield
11/7/17 Phoenix, AZ The Van Buren
11/8/17 Albuquerque, NM The Historic El Rey Theater
11/10/17 Houston, TX White Oak Music Hall
11/11/17 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Live!
Photo Credit: Mauricio Alvarado