Ministry Plot North American Tour
Industrial metal stalwarts Ministry will embark on a North American tour this fall in support of their new album, AmeriKKKant.
The trek kicks off November 21st at the Warfield in San Francisco, California and includes stops in Denver, Detroit, Toronto, Washington, D.C., New York City, Dallas, Phoenix and more. The tour wraps with a two-night stand at the Fonda in Los Angeles, California, December 20th and 21st.
French synth-wave artist Carpenter Brut will support Ministry throughout the tour. Tickets are on sale via the Ministry website.
To mark the tour announcement, Ministry also shared a mind-bending visualizer for their AmeriKKKant track, “AmeriKKKa.”
Ministry released AmeriKKKant in March, marking their fourteenth studio album and first since 2013’s From Beer to Eternity. The album was also the band’s first without longtime guitarist Mike Scaccia, who died in 2012.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen spoke about how Scaccia’s death and other major life events influenced AmeriKKKant. “A lot of things have happened in my life over the last few years: I moved from Texas back to Los Angeles, I got divorced, Mikey died, and all this stuff,” he said. “There was a lot of different emotions to tap into. We got some real rippers in there – you think you’re at a thrash concert, then the next minute you think somebody dosed your drink with some psychedelics. I mean there’s no time in between songs; all the songs talk to each other. It’s kind of like telling a narrative or story the whole way through.”
Ministry Tour Dates
November 21 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
November 23 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
November 24 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore
November 27 – Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre
November 29 – Joliet, IL @ The Forge
November 30 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
December 1 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theater
December 2 – Toronto, ON @ Rebel
December 4 – Rochester, NY @ Anthology
December 5 – Washington, DC @ Fillmore
December 6 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
December 7 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
December 8 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
December 10 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
December 11 – Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theater
December 12 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey
December 13 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues Houston
December 14 – San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theater
December 16 – Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee
December 18 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues San Diego
December 20 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda
December 21 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda
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