Ministry Cancel Fall European/UK Tour With The 69 Eyes & Wednesday 13

Ministry have cancelled their European/UK tour with The 69 Eyes and Wednesday 13. The trek was previously scheduled to take place this fall.

The news was confirmed by Wednesday 13:

“Hello everyone! We were told yesterday that the @weareministry European tour has been canceled and that’s all the info we have at the moment. This is truly beyond our control and we are devastated with this news. We hope to get a new headline tour booked soon so we can get back to our fans in Europe and the UK.”

The Damnation Festival in Manchester, UK also issued the following statement:

“We’ve just been told, literally minutes ago by e-mail, that Ministry have cancelled their entire European tour due to a festival they were due to play on that run being cancelled without any warning.

This is obviously a huge blow to Damnation, albeit not one that will have any impact on it taking place in Manchester in November.

We haven’t really had a chance to digest the news, or even start to consider a replacement as yet, but we didn’t want our fans to find out via third parties, or worse, have Ministry fans buying tickets tonight when we know they won’t be playing.

This is the statement we’ve been sent from the band:

‘Due to previously unforeseen circumstances, including the recent cancelation of a festival, we are forced to cancel our fall Europe tour. Hope to see you all next summer.'”

New Action Figure Based On Professional Wrestler Raven To Feature Officially Licensed Ministry Shirt

Zombie Sailor Toys have announced a new action figure based on professional wrestler Raven. Notably, the toy will feature an officially licensed “Psalm 69” Ministry shirt. Release details are still pending.

Wednesday 13 To Replace 3TEETH On Ministry & The 69 Eyes’ Upcoming European/UK Tour

3TEETH have dropped off their upcoming European/UK tour with Ministry and The 69 Eyes. Wednesday 13 will now be taking their place.

Tour Dates:

10/28 Dortmund, GER – FZW
10/29 Limburg, BEL – Sinners Day Festival (Ministry only)
10/30 Tilburg, NET – O13
10/31 Frankfurt, GER – Batschkapp
11/02 London, UK – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire (no Wednesday 13)
11/03 Glasgow, UK – SWG3 TV Studio (no Wednesday 13)
11/04 Dublin, IRE – National Stadium
11/05 Manchester, UK – Damnation Festival (Ministry only)
11/07 Paris, FRA – Elysee Montmartre
11/08 Rennes, FRA – Antipode
11/09 Bilbao, SPA – Santana 27
11/11 Madrid, SPA – But
11/12 Murcia, SPA – Gamma
11/13 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz
11/14 Lyon, FRA – Transbordeur
11/16 Zurich, SWI – Komplex
11/17 Munchen, GER – Muffathalle
11/18 Milan, ITA – Fabrique
11/19 Ljubljana, SLO – Kino Siska
11/21 Budapest, HUN – Barba Negra
11/22 Prague, CZE – Forum Karlin
11/23 Warsaw, POL – Progresja
11/24 Berlin, GER – Huxleys
11/26 Hamburg, GER – Gruenspan
11/27 Roskilde, DEN – Gimle
11/28 Oslo, NOR – Rockefeller
11/29 Stockholm, SWE – Fallan
12/01 Helsinki, FIN – Black Box

Ministry Announce European/UK Tour With The 69 Eyes & 3TEETH

Ministry have announced a headlining European/UK tour. The 69 Eyes and 3TEETH will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

10/28 Dortmund, GER – FZW
10/29 Limburg, BEL – Sinners Day Festival (Ministry only)
10/30 Tilburg, NET – O13
10/31 Frankfurt, GER – Batschkapp
11/02 London, UK – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
11/03 Glasgow, UK – SWG3 TV Studio
11/04 Dublin, IRE – National Stadium
11/05 Manchester, UK – Damnation Festival (Ministry only)
11/07 Paris, FRA – Elysee Montmartre
11/08 Rennes, FRA – Antipode
11/09 Bilbao, SPA – Santana 27
11/11 Madrid, SPA – But
11/12 Murcia, SPA – Gamma
11/13 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz
11/14 Lyon, FRA – Transbordeur
11/16 Zurich, SWI – Komplex
11/17 Munchen, GER – Muffathalle
11/18 Milan, ITA – Fabrique
11/19 Ljubljana, SLO – Kino Siska
11/21 Budapest, HUN – Barba Negra
11/22 Prague, CZE – Forum Karlin
11/23 Warsaw, POL – Progresja
11/24 Berlin, GER – Huxleys
11/26 Hamburg, GER – Gruenspan
11/27 Roskilde, DEN – Gimle
11/28 Oslo, NOR – Rockefeller
11/29 Stockholm, SWE – Fallan
12/01 Helsinki, FIN – Black Box

Ministry “Have Eight Songs Recorded” For Upcoming “Arena Rock” Album

During a recent interview with Metal Edge, Ministry’s Al Jourgensen offered an update on the band’s upcoming “arena rock” album. According to him, the band already “have eight songs recorded.”

Jourgensen said the following:

“We have eight songs recorded right now, and even my engineer went, ‘This is total arena rock, dude.’ And I really feel like after that one, we have one more in us, which would be our 19th album. I don’t think I’m gonna hit 20, but I’m pretty certain we’re gonna have 19 by the time we’re done. So we’ll see. I mean, who knows, man? The world is just in such a state of fucking flux. You don’t know what’s gonna happen next fucking week. But this new record, it’s fun stuff.”

He continued when asked if he listened to arena rock or hair metal in the 1980s:

“No, not at all. I didn’t know any of… to this day, outside of ‘Girls, Girls, Girls’ or something, I couldn’t even name you a Mötley Crüe song. That’s not something that I would listen to. I’m sure it’s really great and all that, but when I say arena rock, I don’t mean that this album’s going to be a hair-band fucking album. I mean, it’s Ministry, right? I’m just saying that the chord progressions and the sound of it is just much more… we don’t go off on eclectic tangents as much. These are hard-hitting beats that are in your face, and that you could visualize 20,000 people knowing the lyrics to the songs and chanting along. So the music lends itself more towards a larger stadium atmosphere.”

Ministry Premiere Music Video For “Sabotage Is Sex” Featuring Jello Biafra

Ministry have premiered a new video for their song “Sabotage Is Sex.” The track , which features Jello Biafra, is from the band’s latest album “Moral Hygiene.”

Al Jourgensen commented:

“Jello and I have been friends and music collaborators for decades. I had no idea he’d never done a video before and I’m honored to pop that creative cherry for him on ‘Sabotage Is Sex.’ It’s crazy how tech savvy we’ve all gotten yet somehow it all seems very punk rock to shoot a video at home with just an iPhone. Who knows, maybe one day there will be a Lard video?”

Biafra added:

“My compliments to the chef!! Not like any other Ministry video either. It’s amazing what can be done dirt cheap in your bedroom, with some kool found footage and a few clever ideas. Two phones, two takes and my work is done. Fun! I knew there’d finally come a day where I could bust out those Fez hats kids stole from their parents, and threw at Dead Kennedys on our ‘85 FrankenChrist tour.”

13 More Dates Added To Upcoming Ministry, Melvins, & Corrosion Of Conformity Tour

Ministry have added 13 more dates to their “Industrial Strength Tour.” As previously reported, that trek is now scheduled for spring 2022 with Melvins and Corrosion Of Conformity set to open.

Tour Dates:

03/02 Columbus, OH – Express Live!
03/04 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
03/05 Cincinnati, OH – Madison Theater
03/06 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
03/08 Huntington, NY – The Paramount
03/09 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
03/11 New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall
03/12 Montclair, NJ – Wellmont Theater
03/13 Portland, ME – State Theatre
03/15 Boston, MA – House of Blues
03/16 Buffalo, NY – Buffalo Riverworks
03/18 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
03/19 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
03/20 Ashville, NC – Orange Peel
03/22 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
03/23 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
03/24 New Orleans, LA – Fillmore (no Melvins)
03/26 Dallas, TX – Amplified Life
03/27 Austin, TX – Emo’s
03/28 San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theater
03/29 Houston, TX – House of Blues
03/31 Chicago, IL – Riviera
04/01 Cleveland, OH – The Agora
04/02 Milwaukee, WI – The Rage
04/03 Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Hall
04/05 St Paul, MN – Palace
04/06 Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
04/07 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
04/09 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
04/10 Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom
04/12 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
04/13 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
04/14 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
04/16 San Francisco, CA – Warfield
04/18 Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo

Ministry Postpone “Industrial Strength” Tour To Spring 2022

Ministry have postponed their “Industrial Strength” tour once again due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek is now scheduled to take place in spring 2022 with The Melvins and Corrosion Of Conformity set to open.

Tour Dates:

03/06 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
03/08 Huntington, NY – The Paramount
03/09 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
03/12 Montclair, NJ – Wellmont Theater
03/13 Portland, ME – State Theatre
03/15 Boston, MA – House of Blues
03/16 Buffalo, NY – Buffalo Riverworks
03/22 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
03/23 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
03/26 Dallas, TX – Amplified Life
03/28 San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theater
03/29 Houston, TX – House of Blues
03/31 Chicago, IL – Riviera
04/01 Cleveland, OH – The Agora
04/03 Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Hall
04/05 St Paul, MN – Palace
04/09 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
04/10 Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom
04/12 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
04/13 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
04/14 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
04/16 San Francisco, CA – Warfield
04/18 Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo

Ministry issued the following statement:

“Out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of the band, fans and venue staff, Ministry’s upcoming tour – scheduled to kick off in October – has been moved to March and April 2022. (the) Melvins and Corrosion Of Conformity will now appear on all show dates as the tour’s special guests. Each show date will celebrate 30 years of Ministry’s landmark album The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste as well as debut new songs from the forthcoming 15th studio album Moral Hygiene, out October 1 via Nuclear Blast Records. Tickets are on sale now with the exception of the St Paul, Montclair and Huntington dates that will go on sale at 10 am local time on Friday, October 1.

Due to scheduling changes, some of the original show dates have regrettably been canceled as some venues are not available for this updated time period; as well, some new show dates have been added. All tickets will be transferred to the new dates. Refunds available at point of purchase. More show dates will be added to this tour and announced soon.”