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22nd February 2018


Ministry will be hitting the UK and Ireland for a run of tour dates in July, which will take the group play across seven different cities from Rock City, Nottingham on 17th July to Northern Ireland and Ireland, culminating at SWX, Bristol on 25th July.

Dark and atmospheric singer-songwriter Chelsea Wolfe will be joining Ministry on the road as special guests. Chelsea Wolfe is already lined-up to play with Ministry throughout the USA and Canada this March and April.

Tickets have started to go on sale right here and the tour dates are as follows:

17th July: Nottingham, Rock City
18th July: Glasgow, O2 ABC
20th July: Manchester, Albert Hall
21st July: London, The Forum
23rd July: Belfast, Limelight
24th July: Dublin, Tivoli
25th July: Bristol, SWX
+ special guest Chelsea Wolfe

Al Jourgensen and Ministry are also currently prepping for the release of their hard-hitting and highly anticipated new album 'AmeriKKKant', which will be released on 9th March 2018 via Nuclear Blast. If you've missed any of the new Ministry videos or footage of Al Jourgensen – you can catch them right here:

'AmeriKKKant' tracklist:
1. I Know Words
2. Twilight Zone
3. Victims Of A Clown
4. TV5/4Chan
5. We're Tired Of It
6. Wargasm
7. Antifa
8. Game Over
9. AmeriKKKa


'AmeriKKKant' was produced by Al Jourgensen - recorded at Caribou Studios in Burbank, CA between January and May 2017 and with striking artwork created by Mister Sam Shearon. The psychedelic, politically influenced and very much in-your-face tracks are rooted in Jourgensen's unadulterated anger for what's happening in America today - the waning respect for the US Constitution, the growing acceptance of one's opinions replacing facts, the decline of our leaders' sense of morals, ethics and personal responsibility to the country and to their constituents, and that mad man in the White House.

Al Jourgensen has returned with a no-punches pulled statement. Society and politics have taken a turn for the insane and frightening in the United States and across the globe, leaving much inspiration and frustration for Ministry to draw from – and Al is pissed off. He recalls his shock whilst witnessing everything around him during the recent US election process, waking on the morning of November 9th 2016 proclaiming:

"We are making a fuckin' album - right now."


Initially coming into existence in 1981, Ministry was to be a lifetime passion project for Al but the true outlook of Ministry as well as Jourgensen's other projects is far more fluid than just one specific genre. With 'AmeriKKKant' the band is prepared to release a record that is socially relevant and sonically effective, Jourgensen states:

"I've spoken my piece on the societal conditions that would elect such a blithering idiot. It's not an anti-Trump album, it's like a 'did you pay attention in School? Does anybody have any intellectual curiosity anymore?' album. [It's] basically just holding up a mirror to ourselves and saying: 'Look at this, is this what you really want to be?'"


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