Celebrating the milestone 30th anniversary of Ministry’s game-changing album The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste (November 14, 1989, via Sire), the band’s founder-in-chief, Al Jourgensen, has confirmed a special summer trek with old school vets KMFDM and Front Line Assembly.
Dubbed “The Industrial Strength Tour,” the festivities begin in Seattle on July 1 and run through to August 1 when they wrap up things in San Francisco. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 17 at 10 am local time and can be found right here. Fans can find a pre-sale code at www.blabbermouth.net beginning 10 AM local time Tuesday, January 14.
Commenting on the news, Jourgensen said, “The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste just turned 30. Who knew we’d still be around to see this day. 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. Don’t miss it this time because we’ll be in wheelchairs for sure in another 30 years. May the fence be with you!”
A perfect example of the staying power of The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste, check out “Thieves”:
“The Industrial Strength Tour” Dates (w/ KMFDM & Front Line Assembly):
07/01 - Seattle, WA @ The Showbox Sodo
07/02 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
07/03 - Missoula, MT @ Wilma Theatre
07/05 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
07/07 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
07/09 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
07/10 - Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
07/11 - Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
07/12 - Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theatre
07/13 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
07/15 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
07/16 - Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
07/17 - Montclair, NJ @ The Wellmont
07/18 - Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall
07/19 - Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
07/21 - Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
07/22 - Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
07/24 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues
07/25 - Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live!
07/26 - San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theater
07/28 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
07/29 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
07/30 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
07/31 - Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
08/01 - San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste dropped on November 14, 1989, via Sire Records.