Ministry are forging ahead with the highly anticipated Industrial Strength Tour, and have today announced the new dates.
Originally slated for July 2020, and then postponed until Spring 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions, Ministry‘s 23-date US tour has now been pushed back to October and November 2021. Hopefully this will allow enough time for the country to return to normalcy before commencing the tour.
The tour will now kick off on October 3, 2021 in Albuquerque and will wrap up on November 3, 2021 in Seattle. The Pittsburgh, PA and Missoula, MT dates have had to be canceled and the Baltimore, MD show has been postponed to a later date. Other changes to the scheduling include the Buffalo, NY show being moved to a new venue. There will also be an additional show added for Charlotte, NC. Ticket will go on sale on Monday, March 22 2021 at 10am ET for this show.
All previously purchased tickets will be valid for the new dates, but refunds are available if you are unable to make the new dates.
Front Line Assembly remain the tour’s special guests and will be joined by support act Helmet.
The tour will be a celebration for the 40th anniversary of Ministry as well as the 30th anniversary of the album The Mind Is A Terrible Thing to Taste. They will also be including material from their upcoming 15th studio album. KMFDM will no longer be taking part in the tour due to the uncertainty of COVID-19 protocols for visas travel and vaccine distribution in Germany.
“With current COVID-19 restrictions, we are forced to again move our scheduled March/April 2021 U.S. tour to October/November 2021 and hoping normalcy returns by then. With vaccinations and better care happening, we all feel the fall is realistic. We can’t wait to get out there and play not only The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste material for you all but some stuff off our new album as well. Stay safe and see you in the fall!” says Minstry’s Al Jourgensen.