Ministry (Photo by Derick Smith)
Industrial stalwarts Ministry return to DC metro to perform at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Wednesday, May 3! And they are coming with absolute legend Gary Numan to open the show!
Ministry’s latest tour follows a wildly successful Industrial Strength Tour, and the band performs a career retrospective of their greatest works.
As Ministry enters its fifth decade, frontman and creator Al Jourgensen continues to churn out his indelible missives on the state of the world and society as we know it.
Songs each night of the tour include selects from across the span of Ministry’s full catalog including the latest works from 2021 album Moral Hygiene, which was added to many “best of the year” lists, including Loudwire, Consequence Of Sound, Punk News, and XS Rock (where it was ranked the No. 1 album of the year). Jourgensen has re-entered the studio and is hard at work on Ministry’s 16th album!
For the upcoming tour dates, Jourgensen is joined by band members drummer Roy Mayora, guitarists Cesar Soto and Monte Pittman, bassist Paul D’Amour, and keyboardist John Bechdel.
Watch the official music video for “Antifa” by Ministry on YouTube:
Born in 1981 in Chicago, Ministry has been the lifetime passion project of founder Al Jourgensen, considered to be the pioneer of industrial music. In its early days, Ministry was identifiable by its heavy synthpop material in line with the new sounds and technology that were being developed in the ‘80s. Ministry’s output began with four 12” singles on Wax Trax! Records in 1981 before the first LP With Sympathy in 1983 via Arista Records. As time progressed however, so did Ministry, quickly developing a harsher, and more stylized sound that the band soon became infamous for on seminal albums Twitch(1986), The Land of Rape and Honey (1988), and The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste(1989). With the release of Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed and The Way to Suck Eggs(1992), Ministry hit an all-time high in the mainstream musical realm and received its first Grammy nomination. In total, Ministry has been nominated for a Grammy award six times. After an indefinite hiatus in 2013, Ministry’s latest album, 2018’s AmeriKKKant, continues to reflect Jourgensen’s views on the frightening state of society and politics.
W/ Gary Numan, Front Line Assembly
The Fillmore Silver Spring
Wednesday, May 3
Doors @ 6pm