Ministry play four UK dates in July as part of their extensive 2019 European tour – tickets are on sale now.
Al Jourgensen has dragged the pummeling riff machine of Ministry through nearly four decades of industrial auditory opprobrium that has unsettled and unnerved in equal measure. Shredding his own personal demons with the kind of noise that could launch rockets into space and hammer the undead back into their graves, a caustic chainsaw of unrelenting mayhem starkly knotted to eye popping visuals. Often performing live behind a chicken wire fence, which it’s unclear is protecting the band, the audience or collective minds.
We have Donald Trump to thank for the newly energised and touring Ministry, Jourgensen notoriously hates gigging, and there is indeed a razor sharp contemporary prescience added to classic songs such as N.W.O and The Land of Rape and Honey. An intense few months of live shows throughout Europe includes four dates in the UK. Rumours of a fifteenth album are circulating after last years railing and politically spiked AmeriKKKant; prepare your senses, because if this is anything like the last time Ministry were in town in 2016 you may require medical attention. In situations such as this we recommend individuals ding a ding dang their dang a long ling long.
Full list of UK dates as follows:
2 – SWX, Bristol
3 – SWG3, Glasgow
4 – O2 Institute, Birmingham
6 – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London
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