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'."


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


Posted in: News


To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@) with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).