Ministry Announces The Industrial Strength Tour With KMFDM & Front Line Assembly Kicking Off July 1; In Celebration of 30 Years of “The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste”



With Special Guests KMFDM & Front Line Assembly


25-Date Summer Trek Celebrates

30th Anniversary of “The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste”

Kicking Off July 1 in Seattle


Tickets On Sale Friday, January 17 at 10 AM Local Time

Blabbermouth Presale Starts Tuesday, January 14

In honor of the 30th anniversary of Ministry’s revolutionary album “The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste,” band creator Al Jourgensen decided to go old school with the celebrations, announcing The Industrial Strength Tour to kick off this summer alongside very special guests KMFDM and Front Line Assembly.


“’The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste’ just turned 30. Who knew we’d still be around to see this day,” says Jourgensen. “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!”


“The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste” was released in November 1989 and features hit singles “Thieves,” “Burning Inside” and “So What.” The record further cemented Ministry and Jourgensen as music innovators ahead of their time, producing a voluminous, aggressive sound that became a trademark for the industrial music genre.


Kicking off July 1 in Seattle and wrapping August 1 in San Francisco, the 25-date Industrial Strength Tour hits most major markets in the U.S. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 17 at 10 am local time at Blabbermouth is also hosting an exclusive presale beginning at 10 AM local time Tuesday, January 14 and running through 10 PM local time Wednesday, January 15—find the presale code at


The Industrial Strength Tour comes after a memorable 2019 for Ministry who joined Slayer on the thrash metal band’s final dates of its Farewell World Tour and the release of a new fully authorized limited-edition visual history book, “Ministry:Prescripture.” Find more info here:





1   Seattle, WA @ The Showbox Sodo

2   Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

3   Missoula, MT @ Wilma Theatre

5   Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre

7   Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

9   Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE

10  Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre

11  Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre

12  Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theatre

13  Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre

15  Boston, MA @ House of Blues

16  Huntington, NY @ The Paramount

17  Montclair, NJ @ The Wellmont

18  Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall

19  Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage

21  Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle

22  Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live

24  Houston, TX @ House of Blues

25  Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live!

26  San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theater

28  Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater

29  Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren

30  San Diego, CA @ House of Blues

31  Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues



1  San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom