Joining him will be longtime guitarist Aaron Rossi and keyboardist John Bechdel. Jourgensen was also pleased to announce legendary Madonna guitarist Monte Pittman will handle lead guitar duties, and ex-Soulfly member Tony Campos will hold things down on bass guitar.
Ministry Announce First 2015 Tour Dates
Despite serious health issues, which included the death of guitarist Mike Scaccia from an on-stage heart attack and frontman Al Jourgensen's collapse during a 2012 performance in Paris, industrial pioneers Ministry have decided to push forward with the announcement of their first tour dates in 2015.
The first US tour snce 2012's “Relapse Tour”, the band will move quickly throughout the US with 5 shows in 7 days starting May 5th at the Fillmore in Washington DC.
May 6th at New York's Irving Plaza and May 8th's hometown show at the Chicago House of Blues are unquestionably the most likely to sell out quickly, and carry the largest premium on the secondary market.
Just one day off separates Chicago and a back to back at San Francisco's Regency Ballroom and Anaheim's Grove. Jourgensen has promised more dates will be announced in the coming weeks. May 3rd at the Bomb Factory in Dallas is among these rumored dates.
This tour will be the first since the 2013 release of their 13th and final (as a result of Scaccia's death) studio album, “From Beer to Eternity”. Ministry tickets go on sale Saturday November 8th.
Ministry 2015 tour dates:
May 5th 2015: The Fillmore – Washington DC
May 6th 2015: Irving Plaza – New York, NY
May 8th 2015: House of Blues – Chicago, IL
May 10th 2015: The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
May 11th 2015: The Grove – Anaheim, CA