Ministry Announces "Industrial Strength Tour," KMFDM And Front Line Assembly To Support

Ministry Industrial Strength Tour KMFDM Front Line Assembly

Uncle Al comes through once again.

To celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the legendary album The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste, Ministry has announced a new tour, called “Industrial Strength.” The album in question brought us instant classics like “Thieves” and “Burning Inside,” and carved out the band’s legacy at the tail end of the Eighties and beyond. Where glam rock died, Ministry and their compatriots realized that a post-Reagan America wasn’t all hookers and blow, and weren’t afraid to pipe up about it, either.

To borrow a line from Pantera, though, the lineup is strength beyond strength, as KMFDM, who put out the fantastic album Paradise (read my review) last year, and Front Line Assembly, who put out the stellar Wake Up the Coma in 2019, are supporting Al Jourgensen and his merry band of industrial metallers.

Kicking off in Seattle’s Showbox SoDo, the tour stretches across the US, with twenty-five dates between July 1 and August 1. KMFDM has announced their presale code, but fear not, as the general public can start purchasing tickets at 10am this Friday, January 17th. Check out the full list of dates below, and put out that fire that surely must be “Burning Inside.”

Ministry 2020 "The Industrial Strength Tour" Dates:

July 1 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo

July 2 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater

July 3 – Missoula, MT – Wilma Theatre

July 5 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre

July 7 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue

July 9 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE

July 10 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre

July 11 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre

July 12 – Niagara Falls, NY – Rapids Theatre

July 13 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre

July 15 – Boston, MA – House of Blues

July 16 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount

July 17 – Montclair, NJ – The Wellmont

July 18 – Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall

July 19 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage

July 21 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle

July 22 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live

July 24 – Houston, TX – House of Blues

July 25 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live

July 26 – San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theater

July 28 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater

July 29 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren

July 30 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues

July 31 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues

Aug. 1 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom

Ministry Industrial Strength Tour KMFDM Front Line Assembly