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Dust off your spiked collar and black boots—Ministry is bringing a taste of the old days with a tour including KMFDM and Front Line Assembly in honor of the 30th anniversary of their album, “The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste.”

“’The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste’ just turned 30. Who knew we’d still be around to see this day,” said Jourgensen in a press release. “But since we are alive and kicking, we figured we’d hop in the way-back machine and recreate the infamous original tour with KMFDM, and add in Front Line Assembly as well.”

The latest lineup of Ministry features London May (Samhain) on drums, Paul D’Amour (Tool) on bass, Sin Quirin and Cesar Soto on guitars, and John Bechdel (Killing Joke) on keys. Ministry continues touring and recording  2020 with new music.

“The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste” was released in November 1989 and includes “Thieves,” “Burning Inside,” and “So What.” The record helped establish the powerful, aggressive sound that would become associated with the industrial music genre.

The Industrial Strength tour kicks off July 1 in Seattle and ends August 1 in San Francisco. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 17 at 10 AM local time at ministryband.com.

Ministry recently joined Slayer on the thrash metal band’s final dates of its Farewell World Tour.

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THE INDUSTRIAL STRENGTH TOUR

7/1   Seattle, WA @ The Showbox Sodo

7/2   Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

7/3   Missoula, MT @ Wilma Theatre

7/5   Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre

7/7   Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue


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7/9   Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE

7/10  Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre

7/11  Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre

7/12  Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theatre

7/13  Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre

7/15  Boston, MA @ House of Blues

7/16  Huntington, NY @ The Paramount

7/17  Montclair, NJ @ The Wellmont

7/18  Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall

7/19  Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage

7/21  Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle

7/22  Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live

7/24  Houston, TX @ House of Blues

7/25  Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live!

7/26  San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theater

7/28  Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater

7/29  Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren

7/30  San Diego, CA @ House of Blues

7/31  Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues

8/1  San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom

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