Ministry‘s Industrial Strength Tour has been been rescheduled for a third time due to the pandemic, moving from summer 2020 to spring 2021 to fall 2021 and, now, spring 2022, this time with Melvins and Corrosion of Conformity replacing Helmet and Front Line Assembly as openers.
The U.S. tour, which now is scheduled for March 6 through April 18, was conceived as a celebration of the 30th anniversary of the now-32-year-old The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste, and was meant to replicate the 1989 album’s famed tour with original openers KMFDM and Front Line Assembly.
KMFDM dropped off after the second rescheduling, replaced by Helmet — which accompanied Ministry on the tour for 1992’s Psalm 69. And now Helmet and Front Line Assembly are both out.
The decision to reschedule again was made “out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of the band, fans and venue staff,” according to Ministry’s publicists.
The tour still will find Al Jourgensen and Co. celebrating The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste each night, alongside debuting material from the band’s 15th studio album, Moral Hygiene, which is due out Friday.
Tickets for all of the 2022 shows are on sale now, according to the band, except for the dates in St. Paul, Montclair and Huntington, which go on sale 10 a.m. local time Friday. More dates are expected to be added.
See full dates below.
Ministry’s Industrial Strength Tour
March 6: Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
March 8: Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
March 9: Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall
March 12: Montclair, NJ @ Wellmont Theater
March 15: Boston, MA @ House of Blues
March 16: Buffalo, NY @ Buffalo Riverworks
March 22: Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
March 23: Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
March 26: Dallas, TX @ Amplified Life
March 28: San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theater
March 29: Houston, TX @ House of Blues
March 31: Chicago, IL @ Riviera
April 1: Cleveland, OH @ The Agora
April 3: Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Hall
April 5: St Paul, MN @ Palace *
April 9: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
April 10: Denver, CO @ Mission Ballroom *
April 12: Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
April 13: Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
April 14: San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
April 16: San Francisco, CA @ Warfield
April 18: Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
* New venue
PREVIOUSLY ON SLICING UP EYEBALLS
- Hear Ministry’s 2 ‘lost mixes’ of ‘Everyday (Is Halloween)’ and unreleased B-sides
- Ministry’s Industrial Strength Tour with KMFDM and Front Line Assembly moved to 2021
- Ministry debuts new song ‘Alert Level’ off upcoming 15th studio album
- Bill Rieflin, drummer for Ministry, Pigface, RevCo and R.E.M., dead at 59
- Ministry’s Industrial Strength Tour to feature KMFDM and Front Line Assembly
- Watch the trailer for ‘The History of Industrial Music: The Chicago Way’ documentary
- Listen: Ministry releases (mostly) full show from ‘In Case You Didn’t Feel Like Showing Up’