Influential industrial outfit Ministry have announced the new dates for their rescheduled Industrial Strength tour, which is set to take off on March 31 in Seattle, before wrapping up May 1 in San Francisco. These upcoming shows will feature support from fellow industrial bands KMFDM and Front Line Assembly. Tickets can be purchased here.
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SORRY SUMMER 2020, SEE YOU SPRING 2021 July 1, 2020 was to be the start of The Industrial Strength Tour! The rescheduled tour will kick off March 31, 2021, with an additional date in Salt Lake City. KMFDM and Front Line Assembly remain on the lineup. Original 2020 tickets will be honored in 2021. March 2021 31 Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo April 2021 01 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater 02 Missoula, MT @ Wilma Theatre 03 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Union (on sale date TBA) 04 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre 06 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue 08 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE 09 Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre 10 Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre 11 Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theatre 12 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre 14 Boston, MA @ House of Blues 15 Huntington, NY @ The Paramount 16 Montclair, NJ @ The Wellmont 17 Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall 18 Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage 20 Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle 21 Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live 23 Houston, TX @ House of Blues 24 Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live! 25 San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theater 27 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater 28 Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren 29 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues 30 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues May 2021 01 San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield Theatre For tickets and info visit www.ministryband.com/tour #MinistryBand #WeAreMinistry #Ministry #AlJourgensen #KMFDM #FrontLineAssembly #TheIndustrialStrengthTour #TheMindIsATerribleThingToTaste #Classics #Spring #USA #2021
This tour will celebrate Ministry’s influential 1989 studio album The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste, an album that is full of fan favorites such as “Test” and “So What.” This project took a more thrash metal, guitar driven sound than their previous work, which only made minimal use of guitars with the exception of a few tracks from the preceding The Land of Rape and Honey.
The band released a new single earlier this year titled “Alert Level,” which was followed by a guitar playthrough performed by the band’s Cesar Soto. This playthrough was the final video for their Riff of The Week series, which saw the band revisit tracks from their catalog.
“Alert Level” was released after the announcement of the band’s upcoming album back in March. The band’s frontman Al Jourgensen has been discussing a new project since at least 2018, when he revealed that a future project would have themes regarding Donald Trump’s presidency.
This announcement also followed the death of Bill Rieflin, who had worked with the group and other influential outfits such as REM and King Crimson. While Rieflin was not an official member of the group, he made contributions to the band’s most celebrated albums The Land of Rape and Honey and The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste.
3/31 Seattle, WA – Showbox Sodo
4/1 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
4/2 Missoula, MT – Wilma Theatre
4/3 Salt Lake City, UT – The Union (on sale date TBA)
4/4 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
4/6 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
4/8 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
4/9 Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
4/10 Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
4/11 Niagara Falls, NY – Rapids Theatre
4/12 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
4/14 Boston, MA – House of Blues
4/15 Huntington, NY – The Paramount
4/16 Montclair, NJ – The Wellmont
4/17 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
4/18 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
4/20 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
4/21 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
4/23 Houston, TX – House of Blues
4/24 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live!
4/25 San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theater
4/27 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
4/28 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
4/29 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
4/30 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
5/1 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield Theatre
Photo Credit: Raymond Flotat