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.
Kicking off July 1 in Seattle and wrapping August 1 in San Francisco, the 25-date Industrial Strength Tour hits most major markets in the U.S. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 17 at 10 am local time at www.ministryband.com.
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.
THE INDUSTRIAL STRENGTH TOUR
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
1 San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom