Ministry Announces ‘The Industrial Strength’ Tour

Jason Bullinger for Alternative Revolt

In honor of the 30th anniversary of Ministry’s revolutionary album “The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste,” band creator Al Jourgensen decided to go old school with the celebrations, announcing The Industrial Strength Tour to kick off this summer alongside very special guests KMFDM and Front Line Assembly.

“’The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste’ just turned 30. Who knew we’d still be around to see this day,” says Jourgensen. “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!”

“The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste” was released in November 1989 and features hit singles “Thieves,” “Burning Inside” and “So What.” The record further cemented Ministry and Jourgensen as music innovators ahead of their time, producing a voluminous, aggressive sound that became a trademark for the industrial music genre.

The Industrial Strength Tour comes after a memorable 2019 for Ministry who joined Slayer on the thrash metal band’s final dates of its Farewell World Tour and the release of a new fully authorized limited-edition visual history book, “Ministry:Prescripture.” Find more info here: https://www.melodicvirtue.com/collections/ministry

The Industrial Strength Tour

July
1   Seattle, WA @ The Showbox Sodo
2   Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
3   Missoula, MT @ Wilma Theatre
5   Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
7   Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
9   Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
10  Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
11  Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
12  Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theatre
13  Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
15  Boston, MA @ House of Blues
16  Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
17  Montclair, NJ @ The Wellmont
18  Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall
19  Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
21  Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
22  Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
24  Houston, TX @ House of Blues
25  Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live!
26  San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theater
28  Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
29  Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
30  San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
31  Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues

August
1  San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom