Ministry Announce North American Tour With Carpenter Brut & Igorrr

Ministry have announced a headlining North American tour. Carpenter Brut and Igorrr will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

11/21 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
11/23 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
11/24 Denver, CO – Fillmore
11/27 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
11/29 Joliet, IL – The Forge
11/30 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
12/01 Detroit, MI – Majestic Theater
12/02 Toronto, ON – Rebel
12/04 Rochester, NY – Anthology
12/05 Washington, DC – Fillmore
12/06 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
12/07 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
12/08 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
12/10 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
12/11 Memphis, TN – New Daisy Theater
12/12 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
12/13 Houston, TX – House of Blues Houston
12/14 San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theater
12/16 Phoenix, AZ – Marquee
12/18 San Diego, CA – House of Blues San Diego
12/20 Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda
12/21 Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda

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Chris Connelly Rejoins Ministry Onstage In Chicago, IL

During Ministry‘s April 7 show at the Riviera Theatre in Chicago, IL, the band were rejoined by Chris Connelly for the first time in about 15 years. You can see footage of them performing “So What“ below:

Ministry Team Up With HeadCount To Get People To Register To Vote

Ministry have announced that they have joined forces with with HeadCount for their upcoming tour. The organization will be on hand at multiple dates to talk to fans about the importance of voting and to get them registered.

Al Jourgensen commented:

“Voting is really important. It allows every American citizen to have his voice heard, to put across your opinion on how the government should operate, it contributes to change. Ministry registered 50,000 people to vote for the 2008 election, and we want to help make a difference for this fall’s election and for 2020. So, we’ve invited HeadCount to join us on our ‘AmeriKKKant’ tour.”

HeadCount’s executive director Andy Bernstein added:

“HeadCount couldn’t be more excited to host voter registration drives at MINISTRY shows this year and beyond. Voting is the cornerstone of democracy, and it’s incredible to see Al use his platform to make a difference in our society.”

You can find out more about HeadCount and register to vote via their official site.

Ministry Recruit Drummer Derek Abrams For Spring Tour, Joey Jordison No Longer Performing

Ministry have recruited drummer Derek Abrams for their spring North American tour. Joey Jordison (Vimic, ex-Slipknot, etc.) was originally set to perform, but that no longer appears to be the case.

Abrams commented:

“I’m super excited to get back out on the road with Ministry for the 2018 North America tour that kicks off tomorrow in Anaheim. I can’t express enough gratitude to the band and crew to be able to be a part of this family. I look forward to seeing you at a show. If we don’t hit your city this time, there is a chance we will in the fall.”

Other guests expected to join the group include Burton C. Bell (Fear Factory), and DJ Swamp. Chelsea Wolfe will seve as support.

Ministry Announce 2018 European Tour

Ministry have announced a 2018 European tour. The band will also be joined by Converge, Chelsea Wolfe, and Grave Pleasures on select dates.

Tour Dates:

07/11 Viveiro, SPA – Resurrection
07/12 Bordeaux, FRA – Rocher de Palmer (feat. Grave Pleasures)
07/13 Paris, FRA – Elysee Montmartre (feat. Grave Pleasures)
07/14 Eindhoven, NET – Dynamo Metal Fest
07/15 Dour, BEL – Dour Fest
07/17 Nottingham, UK – Rock City (feat. Chelsea Wolfe)
07/18 Glasgow, UK – O2 ABC (feat. Chelsea Wolfe)
07/20 Manchester, UK – Albert Hall (feat. Chelsea Wolfe)
07/21 London, UK – The Forum (feat. Chelsea Wolfe)
07/23 Belfast, IRE – Limelight (feat. Chelsea Wolfe)
07/24 Dublin, IRE – Tivoli (feat. Chelsea Wolfe)
07/25 Bristol, UK – SWX (feat. Chelsea Wolfe)
07/27 Szekesfehervar, HUN – Fezen Festival
07/28 Buchenberg, GER – Rock The King
07/30 Munchen, GER – Backstage
07/31 Segrate, ITA – Circolo Magnolia Open Air (feat. Grave Pleasures)
08/01 Rome, ITA – Villa Ada (feat. Grave Pleasures)
08/03 Zurich, SWI – Dynamo (feat. Grave Pleasures)
08/04 Geneve, SWI – L’Usine (feat. Grave Pleasures)
08/06 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof (feat. Converge & Grave Pleasures)
08/07 Nurnberg, GER – Lowensaal (feat. Converge & Grave Pleasures)
08/08 Leipzig, GER – Taubchenthal (feat. Grave Pleasures)
08/10 Jaromer, CZE – Brutal Assault
08/11 Hildesheim, GER – Mera Luna
08/12 Kortrijk, BEL – Alcatraz
08/14 Koln, GER – Essifabrik (feat. Grave Pleasures)
08/15 Saarbrucken, GER – Garage (feat. Grave Pleasures)
08/17 Saint Nolff, FRA – Motocultor

Ministry Premiere “Twilight Zone” Video

Ministry have premiered a new video for their new song “Twilight Zone.” This track is from the band’s new album “AmeriKKKant,” which will be released on March 9. Al Jourgensen commented:

“We are in completely uncharted territory now, witnessing the unraveling of what was once a functional democracy. Our government is under attack. Our planet is under attack. It’s time for a major reboot.”