Photo by Derick Smith
Ministry‘s Industrial Strength Tour with KMFDM and Front Line Assembly — a celebration of the 30th anniversary of The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste and that album’s famed tour — has been moved from summer 2020 to spring 2021 due to ongoing restrictions on crowd sizes in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The tour’s lineup remains intact, and all 25 shows have been rescheduled, with a new one added in Salt Lake City. All of the original venues are the same, too, except in San Francisco, where the concert is being moved from the Regency Ballroom to The Warfield, according to the new itinerary posted below.
The original tickets will be honored at the 2021 dates, or ticketholders can seek refunds at their original point of purchase, according to Ministry’s announcement of the new dates. There’s one exception: People with tickets to the Dallas concert will automatically be refunded and will need to buy new tickets to the 2021 concert, starting today, through the venue’s website.
The tour now opens March 31 in Seattle and wraps up May 1 in San Francisco.
When first announcing the trek earlier this year, Al Jourgensen said in a statement:
“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!”
Jourgensen still has not addressed whether guitarist Sin Quirin remains in Ministry. Just days after the Industrial Strength Tour was announced in January, Quirin was accused of sexual relationships with two underage girls in a lengthy investigation published by Billboard. Quirin denied to Billboard having sexual contact with any minors.
Quirin, however, is not credited on the new Ministry song “Alert Level” that was released last month.
Check out the full tour dates below.
Ministry’s Industrial Strength Tour
March 31: Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo
April 1: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
April 2: Missoula, MT @ Wilma Theatre
April 3: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Union (New concert; on sale date TBA)
April 4: Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
April 6: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
April 8: Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
April 9: Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
April 10: Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
April 11: Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theatre
April 12: Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
April 14: Boston, MA @ House of Blues
April 15: Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
April 16: Montclair, NJ @ The Wellmont
April 17: Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall
April 18: Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
April 20: Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
April 21: Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
April 23: Houston, TX @ House of Blues
April 24: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live!
April 25: San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theater
April 27: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
April 28: Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
April 29: San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
April 30: Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
May 1: San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield Theatre
PREVIOUSLY ON SLICING UP EYEBALLS
- 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’