Ministry are heading back out on the road in 2023 with a series of spring headlining dates, bringing long-time friends Gary Numan and Front Line Assembly along for the ride.
The tour kicks off April 20 in Reno, Nevada and will end with an anticipated performance at the Sick New World Fest in Las Vegas on May 13.
Tickets for all headline dates go on sale Friday, February 10 at 10 AM local time in all markets. Find more information and ticketing links at ministryband.com.
20 Reno, NV @ Grand Sierra Resort
21 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Union
23 Albuquerque, NM @ Revel
25 San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theatre
26 Austin, TX @ Emo’s
27 New Orleans, LA @ Fillmore
29 Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
30 Charlotte, NC @ Fillmore
3 Silver Spring, MD @ Fillmore
4 Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hal
5 Cleveland, OH @ The Agora
6 Ft. Wayne, IN @ Clyde
7 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
9 Sioux Falls, SD @ The District
11 Billings, MT @ Pub Station
13 Las Vegas, NV @ Sick New World Fest*
*Indicates a festival date where Gary Numan and Front Line Assembly are not playing
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. Eight more albums would follow before an indefinite break in 2013, only to be unearthed again in 2018 with AmeriKKKant, continuing to reflect Jourgensen’s views on the frightening state of society and politics. The band’s latest effort, Moral Hygiene, came out in 2021 on Nuclear Blast Records.