Photo by Derick Smith
Ministry will celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste this summer by recreating that album’s famed tour, enlisting original opener KMFDM and fellow heavyweight Front Line Assembly — and possibly a chained-link fence — for the Industrial Strength Tour.
The 25-date tour opens July 1 in Seattle and will run through Aug. 1, with a closing show in San Francisco. Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. local time Friday at ministryband.com.
In a statement announcing the trek, Al Jourgensen says:
“The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste just turned 30. Who knew we’d still be around to see this day. But since we are alive and kicking, we figured we’d hop in the way-back machine and recreate the infamous original tour with KMFDM, and add in Front Line Assembly as well. Don’t miss it this time because we’ll be in wheelchairs for sure in another 30 years. May the fence be with you!”
Check out the full tour dates below.
Ministry’s Industrial Strength Tour
July 1: Seattle, WA @ The Showbox Sodo
July 2: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
July 3: Missoula, MT @ Wilma Theatre
July 5: Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
July 7: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
July 9: Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
July 10: Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
July 11: Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
July 12: Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theatre
July 13: Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
July 15: Boston, MA @ House of Blues
July 16: Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
July 17: Montclair, NJ @ The Wellmont
July 18: Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall
July 19: Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
July 21: Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
July 22: Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
July 24: Houston, TX @ House of Blues
July 25: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live!
July 26: San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theater
July 28: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
July 29: Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
July 30: San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
July 31: Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
Aug. 1: San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
PREVIOUSLY ON SLICING UP EYEBALLS
- Listen: Ministry releases (mostly) full show from ‘In Case You Didn’t Feel Like Showing Up’
- Pay $10,000 for Ministry’s new ‘AmeriKKKant’ and Al Jourgensen will remix your song
- Ministry’s ‘Same Old Madness’ finally released on ‘Twelve Inch Singles 1981-1984’ reissue
- Watch Al Jourgensen moonlight as a TV weatherman ahead of new Ministry tour, live album
This is great to know and just after the Slayer farewell tour! Ding dang ding a long ding ding…
Bring the show to Australia, see it before it burns; better be quick. Don’t make me beg. Ah fuck-it. Please, I am begging!
I cant wait! When Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste came out, my friends n I would drive around in an old station wagon w house speakers in the way back blaring it all night long! Love them!
Come to north of the 49th please. Edmonton and/or Calgary
See y’all in Baltimore Maryland! #FuckTheNewWorkdOrder
Baltimore sold out. Please add another date or larger venue.
No DC show this tour? Incredibly disappointed. Come show the disdain up close and personal!