See Video For New Single “Goddamn White Trash” HERE
Ahead of Ministry’s brand-new studio album, HOPIUMFORTHEMASSES, dropping March 1, 2024, the band will head out on a Spring 2024 North American tour, once again teaming up with touring comrades Gary Numan and Front Line Assembly.
The 29-date tour kicks off February 27 in San Francisco and runs through April 5 in Tucson, hitting major markets in the U.S. and Canada (see the full list of dates below). Tickets go on sale this Friday, October 6 at 10 AM local time. Find more info at www.ministryband.com/tour.
Says Ministry mastermind and creator Al Jourgensen, “So looking forward to doing another tour with Gary and the gang. We had such a blast the last time. The shows were amazing. Each band complements the other perfectly. Plus, both of our new releases are Kick Ass! Get your tickets and come join us.”
Ministry recently announced details for their groundbreaking 16th album,
HOPIUMFORTHEMASSES, slated for release March 1, 2024 via Nuclear Blast Records and issued the first single and video for “Goddamn White Trash,” featuring Pepper Keenan.
Joined by Ministry’s current frontline of musicians – John Bechdel (keyboards), Monte Pittman and Cesar Soto (guitars), Roy Mayorga (drums) and Paul D’Amour (bass) – the 9-track HOPIUMFORTHEMASSES also has a slew of special guest contributors including Gogol Bordello’s Eugene Hutz, long-time collaborator and Lard companion Jello Biafra and Corrosion of Conformity frontman Pepper Keenan.
HOPIUMFORTHEMASSES will be available in three vinyl variants, a CD jewelcase and digital/streaming platforms. The vinyl variants include: green with yellow splatter (in stores everywhere); blue with pink splatter (nuclear blast exclusive); red with white splatter (band/tour exclusive).
The release of HOPIUMFORTHEMASSES follows Ministry’s acclaimed 2021 album Moral Hygiene that kickstarted another era for the band. The critically acclaimed LP wound up on year-end lists from the likes of Consequence of Sound and Loudwire, as the band continued to sell out venues coast-to-coast on the Industrial Strength tour.
Tracklist for HOPIUMFORTHEMASSES:
Goddamn White Trash***
Just Stop Oil
TV Song 1/6 Edition
It’s Not Pretty
Cult of Suffering*
*Featuring Eugene Hütz (Gogol Bordello)
**Featuring Jello Biafra
***Featuring Pepper Keenan
MINISTRY SPRING 2024 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
Joined By Gary Numan & Front Line Assembly
27 San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
29 Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theatre
1 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
2 Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
3 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
5 Calgary, AB @ Palace Theatre
6 Edmonton, AB @ Midway Music Hall
8 Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre
9 Minneapolis, MN @ The Fillmore
10 Madison, WI @ The Sylvee
12 Columbus, OH @ Kemba Live
13 Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theater
14 Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
16 Toronto, ON @ History
17 Montreal, QC @ MTelus
18 Boston, MA @ Roadrunner
19 New York, NY @ Terminal 5
20 Bethlehem, PA @ Wind Creek Casino
22 Cherokee, NC @ Harrah’s Cherokee
23 Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
24 Tampa, FL @ Jannus Landing
26 Birmingham, AL @ Avondale
27 Biloxi, MS @ Hard Rock Casino Biloxi***
29 Houston, TX @ House of Blues
30 Dallas, TX @ The Factory
31 Tulsa, OK @ Tulsa Theater
2 Denver, CO @ Mission Ballroom
4 Las Vegas, NV @ The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas
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 2021 album Moral Hygiene marked a new creative era of Jourgensen and the band. Ministry’s 16th studio album, HOPIUMFORTHEMASSES, will be released in early 2024 via Nuclear Blast Records.