Reunions, Tour Dates — September 2, 2011 at 10:47 am

Ministry announces Relapse Tour 2012 shows in Denver, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York

Al Jourgensen today announced the brief U.S. leg of the reactivated Ministry’s upcoming Relapse Tour 2012, five concerts in just four cities — Denver, Los Angeles, New York and Chicago — with no plans to add additional American destinations to the trek before taking the industrial juggernaut to Europe for an unannounced gig.

The U.S. concerts, set for June 17 through 28, will go on pre-sale to Ministry’s Facebook fans at 10 a.m. venue time on Sept. 16, one week before the general on-sale on Sept. 23.

According to the band’s Facebook page:

“Denver, Los Angeles, New York and Chicago are the only US cities in which Ministry will be performing in 2012. We will not be adding any more cities to the Relapse 2012 Tour, as the band is scheduled to perform in Europe July 1st, 2012 (later announcement on city and venue).”

Chicago already has two shows scheduled, and in an interview with Metal Hammer, Jourgensen indicated that Los Angeles also could see a second show added in case of a sell-out. He specifically said, however, that New York would only see one night.

Jourgensen last month announced he was reuniting Ministry to record a new album, expected next spring, and go on a limited tour, due to his recovery from severe health issues. Ministry now features Mike Scaccia, Tommy VictorTony Campos, Aaron Rossi and John Bechdel.


Ministry Relapse Tour 2012:

June 17: Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO
June 21: Club Nokia, Los Angeles, CA
June 23: Best Buy Nokia, New York, NY
June 28: The Vic Theatre, Chicago, IL
June 29: The Vic Theatre, Chicago, IL






  1. This will be good if they don’t play much, if any, music they produced since 98 or so.

    • Couldn’t disagree more with that, Jim. I liked the direction the band took the last three albums. Somehow, they got harder, heavier, and even more awesome. :-)

  2. Perhaps I’m sticking to semantics too much, but I don’t think what Al’s doing now can really be called “Ministry reuniting” since… it’s just him.

    Add Paul Barker to the mix, and then you could say Ministry reunited.

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