Industrial legends MINISTRY announce first ever headline shows down under!

A first Ever headline Australian Tour for MINISTRY, the American Industrial Metal Juggernaut led by Al Jourgensen as they take over Australia for 5 shows and New Zealand for 2 shows this September! This will only the second time ever MINISTRY have toured Australia – Big Day Out in 1995 and Soundwave in 2015 and the first shows in NZ soil since Big Day Out in 1995 and their side show at Powerstation! More vicious, aggressive and ferocious than ever before, get ready to lose your mind as they crush each venue!

Plus as an added bonus for the East Coast shows the Special Guest will be American Industrial Rockers FILTER!

“The crowd was a hot mess of energy. Mosh pits swirled, shoes were lost” – The Void Report (Ministry Review)

MINISTRY’s machine-gun beats and crushing guitars make other heavy bands seem rather faceless in comparison. Founder and frontman Al Jourgensen, dressed like a haunting voodoo priest, tears through songs with his indelicate roar and gives the band a greater aura of style and theatrics. The set list gives a nod to their past with Just One Fix, N.W.O, Psalm 69, Stigmata, Thieves, So What as well as their brutal more recent songs Punch in the Face, Lies Lies Lies

“Jourgensen was just as crazed, sinister, enigmatic and entertaining as you could ever hope” – HeavyMag (Ministry Metro Theatre 2015 Review)

“The militaristic speed metal of Ministry’s 1989 song, Thieves, was the song of the festival” – Sydney Morning Herald (Soundwave Review)

“Uncle Al Jourgensen smashed it with his thunderous, industrial mayhem. His creepy stage antics thrilled onlookers” – (Soundwave Review)

“Uncle Al held the crowd in the palm of his hand” –  HeavyMag (Soundwave Review)

“the guys ripped through a killer set, with a dynamic backdrop of amazing graphics and faux propaganda footage… a mind-bending performance” – Spotlightreport

Industrial rock behemoths FILTER join MINISTRY in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne! Led by Richard Patrick, FILTER bring their larger than life live performance to Australia following their amazing performance at Soundwave 2014. Having recently released their 7th album Crazy Eyes, this will be your chance to listen to all your favourite tracks – Take A Picture, Hey Man Nice Shot, Welcome To The Fold, Trip Like I Do plus more!

“Richard Patrick is no stranger to delivering a pummeling round of songs to his diehard fans” –

“Richard Patrick is on fire right now. The band is incredible” –

This isn’t the Industrial Revolution this is the Industrial Insurgency as MINISTRY and FILTER combine to create their own energy source: fuelled by rib crushing riffs, thunderous rhythms and body slamming tunes. This is one tour that will leave fans emotionally charged and one you will NOT want to miss.

‘erupted onto stage, straight into a full hard set of crowd pleasers… delivered with a ferocity unchanged’ – Metalwani (Ministry Review)

*East Coast only

Pre Sale – 12pm Monday 22nd May (local time)
General Sael – 11am Tuesday 23rd May (Local Time)

New Zealand

Pre Sale – 9am Wednesday 24TH May (Local time)
General Sale – 9am Thursday 25th May (Local time

** all details from the official FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE

Monday 25th September – Perth – Astor Theatre
Tuesday 26th September – Adelaide – The Gov
Wednesday 27th – Sydney – Metro Theatre
Saturday 30th September – Melbourne – Forum Theatre
Sunday 1st October – Brisbane – The Tivoli

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