Ministry Joins Last Dates Of Slayer’s Farewell World Tour

“The Final Campaign” Begins November 2 In Asheville, NC & Ends November 30 In Los Angeles, CA

Also Featuring Primus, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals Tickets On Sale Friday, July 12

Al Jourgensen (photo by Derick Smith)   After wrapping up an expansive summer festival tour across Europe,  Ministry’s  next move is joining  Slayer  on the thrash metal band’s final dates of its  Farewell World Tour . Kicking off  November 2  in  Asheville, NC  and wrapping up in  Los Angeles  on  November 30 ,  “The Final Campaign”  is the seventh and last leg of Slayer’s goodbye tour.  Ministry  will appear on all 18 dates alongside additional support acts Primus and Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals.  Tickets go on sale  this Friday, July 12 at 10 AM  local time in each market; find all ticketing info at  www.ministryband.com .  For these special dates,  Ministry  creator and frontman  Al Jourgensen  promises a set list of classic hits from the band’s illustrious 38-year career, including seminal  Wax Trax!- era tracks that were unearthed from the archives during a recent tour in support of the notable record label.  “In honor of Slayer’s final farewell, we will be serving all meat in the set, no appetizers, no dessert, just bringing the beef, baby. Looking forward to this!” says  Jourgensen .  Confirmed dates for  Ministry’s  appearances on  Slayer’s “The Final Campaign”  tour are as follows:  NOVEMBER   2 Explore Asheville Arena, Asheville, NC   3 PNC Arena, Raleigh, NC   5 Salem Civic Center, Salem, VA   6 Giant Center, Hershey, PA   8 Mass Mutual Center, Springfield, MA   9 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY  11 KFC Yum Center, Louisville, KY  12 Nationwide Arena, Columbus, OH  14 TaxSlayer Arena, Moline, IL  15 Denny Sanford Center, Sioux Falls, SD  17 Fargodome, Fargo, ND  18 CHI Health Center, Omaha, NE  20 Broadmore Arena, Colorado Springs, CO  22 Rimrock Arena, Billings, MT  24 Spokane Arena, Spokane, WA  26 Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA  27 MGM Arena, Las Vegas, NV  30 The Forum, Los Angeles, CA

Al Jourgensen (photo by Derick Smith)

After wrapping up an expansive summer festival tour across Europe, Ministry’s next move is joining Slayer on the thrash metal band’s final dates of its Farewell World Tour. Kicking off November 2 in Asheville, NC and wrapping up in Los Angeles on November 30, “The Final Campaign” is the seventh and last leg of Slayer’s goodbye tour. Ministry will appear on all 18 dates alongside additional support acts Primus and Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, July 12 at 10 AM local time in each market; find all ticketing info at www.ministryband.com.

For these special dates, Ministry creator and frontman Al Jourgensen promises a set list of classic hits from the band’s illustrious 38-year career, including seminal Wax Trax!-era tracks that were unearthed from the archives during a recent tour in support of the notable record label.

“In honor of Slayer’s final farewell, we will be serving all meat in the set, no appetizers, no dessert, just bringing the beef, baby. Looking forward to this!” says Jourgensen.

Confirmed dates for Ministry’s appearances on Slayer’s “The Final Campaign” tour are as follows:

NOVEMBER

2 Explore Asheville Arena, Asheville, NC

3 PNC Arena, Raleigh, NC

5 Salem Civic Center, Salem, VA

6 Giant Center, Hershey, PA

8 Mass Mutual Center, Springfield, MA

9 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

11 KFC Yum Center, Louisville, KY

12 Nationwide Arena, Columbus, OH

14 TaxSlayer Arena, Moline, IL

15 Denny Sanford Center, Sioux Falls, SD

17 Fargodome, Fargo, ND

18 CHI Health Center, Omaha, NE

20 Broadmore Arena, Colorado Springs, CO

22 Rimrock Arena, Billings, MT

24 Spokane Arena, Spokane, WA

26 Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA

27 MGM Arena, Las Vegas, NV

30 The Forum, Los Angeles, CA

For tickets and more information, visit  www.ministryband.com/tour .  Website:  www.ministryband.com   Facebook:  www.Facebook.com/WeAreMinistry   Twitter:  www.Twitter.com/WeAreMinistry   Instagram:  www.Instagram.com/WeAreMinistry    ABOUT MINISTRY   Born in 1981 in Chicago, Ministry has been the lifetime passion project of founder Al Jourgensen, considered to be the pioneer of industrial music. In its early days, Ministry was identifiable by its heavy synth-pop material in line with the new sounds and technology that were being developed in the ‘80s. Ministry’s output began with four 12” singles on Wax Trax! Records in 1981 before the first LP  With Sympathy  in 1983 via Arista Records. As time progressed however, so did Ministry, quickly developing a harsher, and more stylized sound that the band soon became infamous for on seminal albums  Twitch  (1986),  The Land of Rape and Honey  (1988), and  The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste  (1989). With the release of  Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed and The Way to Suck Eggs  (1992), Ministry hit an all time high in the mainstream musical realm and received its first Grammy nomination. In total, Ministry has been nominated for a Grammy award six times. After an indefinite hiatus in 2013, Ministry’s latest album, 2018’s  AmeriKKKant , continues to reflect Jourgensen’s views on the frightening state of society and politics. With the latest lineup featuring Sin Quirin and Cesar Soto on guitars, John Bechdel (Killing Joke) on keys, Derek Abrams on drums and the newly appointed Paul D’Amour (Tool) on bass, Ministry continues touring and recording in 2019 with new music and a few more surprises planned.

For tickets and more information, visit www.ministryband.com/tour.

Website: www.ministryband.com

Facebook: www.Facebook.com/WeAreMinistry

Twitter: www.Twitter.com/WeAreMinistry

Instagram: www.Instagram.com/WeAreMinistry

ABOUT MINISTRY

Born in 1981 in Chicago, Ministry has been the lifetime passion project of founder Al Jourgensen, considered to be the pioneer of industrial music. In its early days, Ministry was identifiable by its heavy synth-pop material in line with the new sounds and technology that were being developed in the ‘80s. Ministry’s output began with four 12” singles on Wax Trax! Records in 1981 before the first LP With Sympathy in 1983 via Arista Records. As time progressed however, so did Ministry, quickly developing a harsher, and more stylized sound that the band soon became infamous for on seminal albums Twitch (1986), The Land of Rape and Honey (1988), and The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste (1989). With the release of Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed and The Way to Suck Eggs (1992), Ministry hit an all time high in the mainstream musical realm and received its first Grammy nomination. In total, Ministry has been nominated for a Grammy award six times. After an indefinite hiatus in 2013, Ministry’s latest album, 2018’s AmeriKKKant, continues to reflect Jourgensen’s views on the frightening state of society and politics. With the latest lineup featuring Sin Quirin and Cesar Soto on guitars, John Bechdel (Killing Joke) on keys, Derek Abrams on drums and the newly appointed Paul D’Amour (Tool) on bass, Ministry continues touring and recording in 2019 with new music and a few more surprises planned.

MINISTRY joins forces with HeadCount to empower young people with their right to vote

For  Al Jourgensen  and  MINISTRY , writing, recording and releasing their new album   AmeriKKKant   is just one step in shining a bright light on the dangerous and unsustainable road our Government is currently taking us down; the next step is to help empower young people with their Constitutional right to vote.     “Voting is really important,” said  Jourgensen .  “It allows every American citizen to have his voice heard, to put across your opinion on how the government should operate, it contributes to change.   MINISTRY  registered 50,000 people to vote for the 2008 election, and we want to help make a difference for this fall’s election and for 2020.  So, we’ve invited HeadCount to join us on our ‘AmeriKKKant' tour."    At more than half of the U.S. tour dates (see below), HeadCount will be on hand near the merch tables to talk to concert goers about how voting can help make a real difference, and get them registered.  Those interested are also invited to visit  HeadCount’s site  where they can register to vote online.     Added  Andy Bernstein , Headcount’s Executive Director, "HeadCount couldn't be more excited to host voter registration drives at Ministry shows this year and beyond. Voting is the cornerstone of democracy, and it's incredible to see Al use his platform to make a difference in our society."   For these North American dates, Jourgensen has assembled an impressive group of all-star musicians -  MINISTRY  stalwarts  Sin Quirin  and  Cesar Soto  on guitars,  Tony Campos   on bass, and keyboardist  John Bechdel , along with guest vocalist  Burton C. Bell  ( Fear Factory ) and live scratcher  DJ Swamp  ( Beck ,  The Crystal Method ).  The band will present a brand new set list that will include more new songs from   AmeriKKKant ,  giant inflatable Trump chickens, video screens projecting images to compliment the music, and a couple of Antifa soldiers.   Said  Jourgensen , "Old friends, new music...Dream lineup, nightmare world.  And a chance to make a real difference in the world.  Get your ass to this show...this one will be memorable."    MARCH  22  House of Blues, Anaheim, CA ** 23  Ventura Theatre, Ventura, CA 24  Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas, NV ** 26  Ace of Spades, Sacramento, CA ** 28  Roseland Theatre, Portland, OR ** 29  Vogue Theatre, Vancouver, BC  CANADA 31  Union Hall, Edmonton, AB  CANADA    APRIL   1   Palace Theatre, Calgary, AB  CANADA  3   Wilma Theatre, Missoula, MT  5   Bourbon Theatre, Lincoln, NE  7   Riviera Theatre, Chicago, IL **  8   Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI 10  Bogart's, Cincinnati, OH ** 11  20 Monroe Live, Grand Rapids, MI ** 12  Egyptian Room, Indianapolis, IN ** 14  Opera House, Toronto, ON  CANADA 15  MTelus, Montreal, QC  CANADA 17  Royale, Boston, MA ** 18  Aura, Portland, ME ** 19  Paramount Theatre, Huntington, NY 21  Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ 22  Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY 23  Rams Head Live, Baltimore, MD ** 25  Center Stage, Atlanta, GA ** 26  Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL ** 28  Levitation Festival, Austin, TX   ** dates where HeadCount will be registering voters    ABOUT HEADCOUNT:  HeadCount is a non-partisan organization that uses the power of music to register voters and promote participation in democracy.  We reach young people and music fans where they already are - at concerts and online - to inform and empower.  Our message is not about what party your support or where you land on an issue.  It’s that you must speak to be heard.   Musicians and their fans can be leaders in worldwide social movements.  HeadCount is focused on harnessing that ability and translating it into real action.  Our goal is to help shape policy tna culture in America by galvanizing the music community into a politically influential force.   

For Al Jourgensen and MINISTRY, writing, recording and releasing their new album AmeriKKKant is just one step in shining a bright light on the dangerous and unsustainable road our Government is currently taking us down; the next step is to help empower young people with their Constitutional right to vote.  
 
“Voting is really important,” said Jourgensen.  “It allows every American citizen to have his voice heard, to put across your opinion on how the government should operate, it contributes to change.  MINISTRY registered 50,000 people to vote for the 2008 election, and we want to help make a difference for this fall’s election and for 2020.  So, we’ve invited HeadCount to join us on our ‘AmeriKKKant' tour." 
 
At more than half of the U.S. tour dates (see below), HeadCount will be on hand near the merch tables to talk to concert goers about how voting can help make a real difference, and get them registered.  Those interested are also invited to visit HeadCount’s site where they can register to vote online.  
 
Added Andy Bernstein, Headcount’s Executive Director, "HeadCount couldn't be more excited to host voter registration drives at Ministry shows this year and beyond. Voting is the cornerstone of democracy, and it's incredible to see Al use his platform to make a difference in our society."
 
For these North American dates, Jourgensen has assembled an impressive group of all-star musicians - MINISTRY stalwarts Sin Quirin and Cesar Soto on guitars, Tony Campos  on bass, and keyboardist John Bechdel, along with guest vocalist Burton C. Bell (Fear Factory) and live scratcher DJ Swamp (BeckThe Crystal Method).  The band will present a brand new set list that will include more new songs from AmeriKKKantgiant inflatable Trump chickens, video screens projecting images to compliment the music, and a couple of Antifa soldiers.
 
Said Jourgensen, "Old friends, new music...Dream lineup, nightmare world.  And a chance to make a real difference in the world.  Get your ass to this show...this one will be memorable."
 
MARCH
22  House of Blues, Anaheim, CA **
23  Ventura Theatre, Ventura, CA
24  Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas, NV **
26  Ace of Spades, Sacramento, CA **
28  Roseland Theatre, Portland, OR **
29  Vogue Theatre, Vancouver, BC  CANADA
31  Union Hall, Edmonton, AB  CANADA
 
APRIL
 1   Palace Theatre, Calgary, AB  CANADA
 3   Wilma Theatre, Missoula, MT
 5   Bourbon Theatre, Lincoln, NE
 7   Riviera Theatre, Chicago, IL **
 8   Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI
10  Bogart's, Cincinnati, OH **
11  20 Monroe Live, Grand Rapids, MI **
12  Egyptian Room, Indianapolis, IN **
14  Opera House, Toronto, ON  CANADA
15  MTelus, Montreal, QC  CANADA
17  Royale, Boston, MA **
18  Aura, Portland, ME **
19  Paramount Theatre, Huntington, NY
21  Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ
22  Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY
23  Rams Head Live, Baltimore, MD **
25  Center Stage, Atlanta, GA **
26  Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL **
28  Levitation Festival, Austin, TX
 
** dates where HeadCount will be registering voters
 
ABOUT HEADCOUNT:
HeadCount is a non-partisan organization that uses the power of music to register voters and promote participation in democracy.  We reach young people and music fans where they already are - at concerts and online - to inform and empower.  Our message is not about what party your support or where you land on an issue.  It’s that you must speak to be heard.
 
Musicians and their fans can be leaders in worldwide social movements.  HeadCount is focused on harnessing that ability and translating it into real action.  Our goal is to help shape policy tna culture in America by galvanizing the music community into a politically influential force.

 

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