American industrial metal juggernaut MINISTRY, led by Al Jourgensen, has announced a co-headlining U.S. tour with experimental rap trio DEATH GRIPS. The trek kicks off at The Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts on October 13 and will hit Pittsburgh, Seattle, and San Francisco before concluding on November 11 at Gas Monkey Live in Dallas, Texas.
A special BLABBERMOUTH.NET presale will begin on Wednesday, July 19 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time and end on Thursday, July 20 at 10:00 p.m. local time. When prompted, type in the presale code "PIT" to access tickets before the general public.
The general on-sale is Friday, July 21 at 10:00 a.m. local time.
MINISTRY and DEATH GRIPS tour dates:
Oct. 13 - The Palladium - Worcester, MA (buy tickets)
Oct. 14 - Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA (buy tickets)
Oct. 16 - Brooklyn Steel - Brooklyn, NY (buy tickets)
Oct. 17 - Terminal 5 - New York, NY (buy tickets)
Oct. 19 - The Fillmore - Silver Spring, MD (buy tickets)
Oct. 20 - The Agora Theatre - Cleveland, OH (buy tickets)
Oct. 21 - Stage AE - Pittsburgh, PA (buy tickets)
Oct. 23 - Royal Oak Music Theatre - Detroit, MI (buy tickets)
Oct. 24 - Express Live - Columbus, OH (buy tickets)
Oct. 26 - Skyway Theatre - Minneapolis, MN (buy tickets)
Oct. 27 - Uptown Theater - Kansas City, MO (buy tickets)
Oct. 29 - The Fillmore Auditorium - Denver, CO (buy tickets)
Oct. 30 - The Complex - Salt Lake City, UT (buy tickets)
Nov. 01 - Showbox Sodo - Seattle, WA (buy tickets)
Nov. 02 - Roseland Theater - Portland, OR (buy tickets)
Nov. 04 - Hollywood Palladium - Los Angeles, CA (buy tickets)
Nov. 05 - The Warfield - San Francisco, CA (buy tickets)
Nov. 07 - The Van Buren - Phoenix, AZ (buy tickets)
Nov. 08 - The Historic El Rey Theater - Albuquerque, NM (buy tickets)
Nov. 10 - White Oak Music Hall - Houston, TX (buy tickets)
Nov. 11 - Gas Monkey Live! - Dallas, TX (buy tickets)
MINISTRY 2017 is:
Al Jourgensen - Vocals
John Bechtel - Keyboards
Sin Quirin - Guitar
Cesar Soto - Guitar
Jason Christopher - Bass
Thomas Holtgreve - Drums
MINISTRY debuted a new song called "Antifa" during its May 27 appearance at this year's edition of the "Blackest Of The Black" festival, which took place at Oak Canyon Park in Silverado, California.
"Antifa" is expected to be included on MINISTRY's next studio album, "AmeriKKKant", which will tentatively arrive this fall. The disc will feature guest appearances by DJ Swamp (Beck), Burton C. Bell (FEAR FACTORY), Arabian Prince (N.W.A.) and Lord Of The Cello.
Fans can pre-order the album now from PledgeMusic, where they can find a number of different pledge options, including opportunities to have their name listed among the album credits, get a copy of a signed lyric sheet, a personalized signed signature Al Jourgensen guitar, a vinyl test pressing, a happy birthday message delivered as an MP3 file, various merch options and more, all at staggered pricing.
In 2016, Jourgensen announced plans to record a new MINISTRY studio album to follow 2013's "From Beer To Eternity", despite previously saying there would be no further MINISTRY records after the death of longtime guitarist Mike Scaccia in 2012.
Jourgensen's side project SURGICAL METH MACHINE released its self-titled debut album in April 2016 via Nuclear Blast. The CD was recorded primarily at Jourgensen's home studio in Burbank, California with his longtime engineer Sam D'Ambruoso.