FIREBALL MINISTRY To Support CLUTCH On Holiday Run

Capping their busiest touring season ever, FIREBALL MINISTRY will be on the road throughout the holidays, supporting cult heroes CLUTCH on a week-long run that kicks off Dec. 26 in Washington, D.C.

The CLUTCH tour marks FIREBALL MINISTRY's fifth in support of "Their Rock Is Not Our Rock", the group's first album with new bassist Johnny Chow (ex-SYSTEMATIC, MY RUIN). Over the last four months, the band has done two nationwide tours with CKY, one cross-country jaunt with OPETH (a tour that also featured NEVERMORE or PELICAN, depending on the market), and a week with H.I.M., FINCH and SKINDRED as part of the inaugural "Viva La Bands" tour. Expect the band to remain on the road throughout 2006.

"The H.I.M. tour went really well, with lots of great crowds and good times," says guitarist/vocalist James A. Rota. "We’re really pumped to be going out with one of our favorite bands, CLUTCH — a nice way to end the year for sure."

In other news, the group's new video for "Sundown" has been accepted by MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball", and will make its debut on the program in the coming weeks. The band will perform that song on NBC's "Last Call With Carson Daly" on Dec. 16.

"The band is very excited to make our TV debut on 'Last Call with Carson Daly'," Rota says. "I think we'll be a nice departure from 'TRL'."

FIREBALL MINISTRY supporting CLUTCH:

Dec. 26 - 9:30 Club - Washington, D.C.
Dec. 27 - Norva Theatre - Norfolk, VA
Dec. 28 - Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA
Dec. 30 - Headliners - Toledo, OH
Dec. 31 - Machine Shop - Flint, MI

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