The six-time Grammy nominated industrial music pioneers Ministry just released their politically-charged new album AmeriKKKant March 9 on Nuclear Blast, which tells a very timely and provocative story.

Written and produced by the band’s provocateur-in-chief Al Jourgensen, considered the godfather of the industrial scene, the nine tracks are linked as one continuous piece of music with topics rooted in Jourgensen’s unadulterated rage for what’s happening in America today. Jourgensen has said if he wasn’t a rock star he’d be a history teacher and his music always finds roots in politics and current events. He goes there again, airing his aggressions about the waning respect for the U.S. Constitution, the growing acceptance of one’s opinions replacing facts, the sexual abuse and disrespect of women and the toxicity generated by the man in the White House.

The groups spring tour in support of the album kicked off last night in Anaheim,  with a concert experience described as “P.T.-Barnum-Meets-Rage-Against-The-Machine”.  On the upcoming tour stops you can expect giant inflatable Trump chickens, a couple of Antifa soldiers and video screens projecting equally politically-imbued images to compliment the music. Al is also inviting local voter organizations to all of the upcoming concerts to register new voters and inspire concert goers to become involved in exercising their rights. Catch the tour on one of the dates below, for more info or to find tickets go here.

Mar. 22 – Anaheim, CA @ House Of Blues
Mar. 23 – Ventura, CA @ Ventura Theatre
Mar. 24 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
Mar. 26 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace Of Spades
Mar. 28 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
Mar. 29 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theater
Mar. 31 – Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
Apr. 01 – Calgary, AB @ Palace Theater
Apr. 03 – Missoula, MT @ Wilma Theatre
Apr. 05 – Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre
Apr. 07 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
Apr. 08 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom
Apr. 10 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
Apr. 11 – Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live
Apr. 12 – Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room
Apr. 14 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
Apr. 15 – Montreal, QC @ MTelus
Apr. 17 – Boston, MA @ Royale
Apr. 18 – Portland, ME @ Aura
Apr. 19 – Huntington, NY @ Paramount Theater
Apr. 21 – Montclair, NJ @ Wellmont Theatre
Apr. 22 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
Apr. 23 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
Apr. 25 – Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
Apr. 26 – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
Apr. 28 – Austin, TX @ Levitation Festival


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