Recently, industrial metal legend Al Jourgensen announcedMINISTRY’s long awaited Moral Hygiene Europe Tour 2022, throughout which the band will present their new album “Moral Hygiene”, released last year via Nuclear Blast.
On the run of dates, which includes several big festival shows, MINISTRY will be accompanied by two special guests and today, they announce an important change in the line-up. Industrial metallers 3TEETH will be replaced by American horror punks WEDNESDAY 13 on all dates, except London and Glasgow, while Finnish goth rockers THE 69 EYES remain on the billing.
Tickets are on sale now.
MINISTRY · MORAL HYGIENE EUROPE 2022
THE 69 EYES
28.10. DE Dortmund – FZW
29.10. BE Limburg – Sinners Day Festival (Ministry only)
30.10. NL Tilburg – 013
31.10. DE Frankfurt – Batschkapp
02.11. UK London – o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
03.11. UK Glasgow – SWG3 TV Studio
04.11. IRE Dublin – National Stadium
05.11. UK Manchester – Damnation Festival (Ministry only)
07.11. FR Paris – Elysée Montmartre
08.11. FR Rennes – Antipode
09.11. ES Bilbao – Santana 27
11.11. ES Madrid – But
12.11. ES Murcia – Gamma
13.11. ES Barcelona – Razzmatazz
14.11. FR Lyon – Transbordeur
16.11. CH Zürich – Komplex
17.11. DE München – Muffathalle
18.11. IT Milan – Fabrique
19.11. SLO Ljubljana – Kino Šiška
21.11. HU Budapest – Barba Negra
22.11. CZ Prague – Forum Karlin
23.11. PL Warsaw – Progresja
24.11. DE Berlin – Huxleys
26.11. DE Hamburg – Gruenspan
27.11. DK Roskilde – Gimle
28.11. NO Oslo – Rockefeller
29.11. SE Stockholm – Fållan
01.12. FIN Helsinki – Black Box
—“Moral Hygiene” is MINSTRY’s 15th studio album. It achieved many “best of 2021” year-end lists, including Loudwire, Consequence Of Sound, Punk News and XS Rock (where it was ranked the #1 album of the year). The record features some of the project’s strongest and most inspired material to date, the creative masterwork of founder and creator Jourgensen who spent the pandemic pause ruminating on the new world we as a society have found ourselves in – while pondering just what we are going to do about it.
The 10 tracks are a follow-up to 2018’s lauded “AmeriKKKant” and put forth Jourgensen’s societal manifesto and plea for civilization to get back to a set of standards that lives up to and embraces our humanity.
Previous singles have included ‘Alert Level’ (sounding the alarm on the state society is in), ‘Good Trouble’ (a rallying cry to fight for human rights in homage to Civil Rights leader John Lewis), ‘Disinformation’ (the dangers of consuming mass media without critical thinking) and ‘Search And Destroy’ (the unique take on The Stooges classic). The latter features guitar virtuoso Billy Morrison (BILLY IDOL/ROYAL MACHINES) who is also heavily featured on a number of songs on the album.
“Moral Hygiene”is available now in CD, vinyl and digital download formats at the following links:
Record label store: www.nuclearblast.com/ministry-moralhygiene
Band store: https://store.ministryband.com/collections/moral-hygiene
Stream “Moral Hygiene” here: http://nblast.de/MinistryMoralHygiene
MINISTRY will debut the new songs from “Moral Hygiene” on the upcoming Industrial Strength Tour, kicking off March 2, alongside celebrating the 30th anniversary of seminal album “The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste”. In addition to Jourgensen, the full band includes drummer Roy Mayora, guitarists Cesar Soto and Monte Pittman, bassist Paul D’Amour and keyboardist John Bechdel.
Special guests THE MELVINS and CORROSION OF CONFORMITY will share the stage nightly as the tour’s special guests. Due to overwhelming demand, MINISTRY added 13 new dates with the tour now running through April 18. The full schedule is below with tickets on sale now
2 Columbus, OH @ Express Live!
4 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
5 Cincinnati, OH @ Madison Theatre
6 Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
8 Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
9 Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall
11 New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall
12 Montclair, NJ @ The Wellmont Theater
13 Portland, ME @ State Theatre
15 Boston, MA @ House of Blues
16 Buffalo, NY @ Buffalo Riverworks
18 Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
19 Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
20 Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
22 Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
23 Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
24 New Orleans, LA @ Fillmore*
26 Dallas, TX @ Amplified Life
27 Austin, TX @ Emo’s
28 San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theater
29 Houston, TX @ House of Blues
31 Chicago, IL @ Riviera
1 Cleveland, OH @ The Agora
2 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
3 Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Hall
5 St Paul, MN @ Palace
6 Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
7 Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
9 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
10 Denver, CO @ Mission Ballroom
12 Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
13 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
14 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
16 San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
18 Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
*Indicates a date THE MELVINS are not performing
For tickets and more information, visit www.ministryband.com/tour.
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. Today, MINISTRY continues touring and recording with the brand-new 15th studio album “Moral Hygiene” to be released October 1st.
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