Ministry Welcome Burton C. Bell, Joey Jordison, DJ Swamp to Touring Lineup
Ministry's Al Jourgensen has played with a fair share of talented musicians over the years, but for the band's upcoming 2018 touring, there's even more star power being added to the lineup. The group will be fleshed out by Fear Factory's Burton C. Bell, Vimic's Joey Jordison and DJ Swamp.
The three musicians join Jourgensen's Ministry lineup that already included guitarists Sin Quirin and Cesar Soto, bassist Tony Campos and keyboardist John Bechdel. "Old friends, new music ... Dream lineup, nightmare world. Get your ass to this show ... this one will be memorable," remarked the singer about the musicians backing him on the road.
"I am very honored to be part of Ministry's 'all-star' crew for the upcoming 'Amerikkant' tour," said Burton C. Bell. "Working with Al over the years has been a blast and a dream come true, and to be part of another Ministry album was another milestone in my career. Hanging, laughing, playing with AL, JB, Sin, Cesar, Tony and Joey is always a good time. I've known all these characters for some time, and they will never get old! I expect this tour to be super fun. Like the songs goes, 'My whole life is making music with my friends, and I can't wait to get on the road again...'"
"This looks to be a landmark tour with an amazing lineup and a killer new record," added Joey Jordison, "And we look forward to these shows and celebrating a new chapter in the history of Ministry. But more importantly, the current status and future of Ministry's music and legacy. So, to the past, present and most importantly to the future, stay alert as this is not to be missed and we hope you will join us at these shows. We'll see you on the road very soon."
The tour kicks off March 22 in Anaheim, just a couple weeks after the March 9 street date for the band's latest album, Amerikkkant, which is being released by Nuclear Blast. Dates for the run, which continues through late April and includes support from Chelsea Wolfe, can be found below.
Ministry 2018 Tour Dates
March 22 - Anaheim, Calif. @ House of Blues
March 23 - Ventura, Calif. @ Ventura Theatre
March 24 - Las Vegas, Nev. @ Brooklyn Bowl
March 26 - Sacramento, Calif. @ Ace of Spades
March 28 - Portland, Ore. @ Roseland Theatre
March 29 - Vancouver, British Columbia @ Vogue Theatre
March 31 - Edmonton, Alberta @ Union Hall
April 1 - Calgary, Alberta @ Palace Theatre
April 3 - Missoula, Mont. @ Wilma Theatre
April 5 - Lincoln, Neb. @ Bourbon Theatre
April 7 - Chicago, Ill. @ Riviera Theatre
April 8 - Milwaukee, Wis. @ Turner Hall Ballroom
April 10 - Cincinnati, Ohio @ Bogart's
April 11 - Grand Rapids, Mich. @ 20 Monroe Live
April 12 - Indianapolis, Ind. @ Egyptian Room
April 14 - Toronto, Ontario @ Opera House
April 15 - Montreal, Quebec @ MTelus
April 17 - Boston, Mass. @ Royale
April 18 - Portland, Maine @ Aura
April 19 - Huntington, N.Y. @ Paramount Theatre
April 21 - Montclair, N.J. @ Wellmont Theatre
April 22 - Buffalo, N.Y. @ Town Ballroom
April 23 - Baltimore, Md. @ Rams Head Live
April 25 - Atlanta, Ga. @ Center Stage
April 26 - Orlando, Fla. @ Hard Rock Live
April 28 - Austin, Texas @ Levitation Festival
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