Album News, Tour Dates — September 26, 2021 at 6:05 pm

Ministry’s Industrial Strength Tour delayed a 3rd time, opening acts shuffled again

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




  1. I dunno bout the rest of you, but I’ll be there, yelling “With Sympathy” song titles at the top of my lungs…. who’s with me ?

  2. @Was Proxy: who’s with you? At this point, not many.

  3. @Was Proxy: which is not meant to be a slight on you or Ministry, whose new record has gotten decent reviews so far. But very few people seem to be happy about the tour situation.

  4. Ministry hasn’t been the band that made With Sympathy for 35 years, so if you do follow up with your plans, you’ll justifiably be the person everyone else at the show mocks.

  5. ministry fans are just a bunch of soft doughboys for the past 35 years tho

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