MINISTRY ANNOUNCES MORE CANADIAN DATES ON FINAL “C U LaTouR” 2008 WORLD TOUR VANCOUVER SHOW SOLD-OUT; FOUR ADDITIONAL DATES CONFIRMED
On the heels of the announcement that they will tour the world one last time, Ministry – and Jourgensen’s indie imprint 13th Planet Records – has announced the addition of two more dates to the Canadian leg of the band’s aptly-titled “C U LaTouR,” with Special Guests Meshuggah and Hemlock.
Due to an overwhelming response to pre-sales, including a SOLD OUT show in Vancouver March 28th at The Commodore Ballroom, and a SOLD out Chicago show, four additional dates have been added to C U LaTouR, including an additional Vancouver date on March 27th at The Croatian Cultural Center. Tickets for the second Vancouver show are on sale now
Additional shows include Calgary on March 26 at The Whiskey, Spokane, WA on March 25 at Big Easy, and a second Chicago show May 9th at House of Blues.
The limited engagement 36-date C U LaTouR follows the recent release of Ministry’s final studio album, “The Last Sucker” (September 18, 13th Planet). The North American leg of the tour runs through mid-May and features Swedish experimental metal band Meshuggah as main support, with opening act Hemlock. Ministry then heads to Europe for some key festival and choice club dates from late May through to July – dates TBA.
The C U LaTouR touring line-up features Ministry’s founder Al Jourgensen being joined onstage by guitarists Tommy Victor (Prong) and Sin Quirin (Revolting Cocks), keyboardist John Bechdel (Prong, AoTW, False Icons). Static X’s Tony Campos has recently stepped in to fulfill bass after the recent loss of dearly departed Ministry/Killing Joke bassist Paul Raven. And joining the Ministry clan as Special Featured Artist will be Fear Factory/Ascension of The Watchers vocalist Burton C. Bell, who recently inked a deal (in blood, no less) with 13th Planet Records for his new project Ascension of The Watchers.
To coincide with C U LaTouR, 13th Planet is scheduled to release Ministry & Co-Conspirators “Cover Up,” a 12-track release of covers featuring artists from the 13th Planet Records family, as well as other special guests. “Cover Up” is scheduled for a late March/early April 2008 release.
For its spectacular two-and-a-half-hour C U LaTouR set, Ministry will perform tracks from “The Last Sucker” as well as songs that revisit the band’s rich and provocative 30-year musical history. Archival Ministry videos plus other visual elements of alchemy, Christianity, politics and other topics aligned with Ministry will be incorporated into a special video presentation, produced by “Wicked Lake” director Zach Passero (with whom Jourgensen is collaborating on the soundtrack for the feature film) that will change night to night. And, as is expected from a Ministry show, you just never know what surprise guests will jump on stage for a song or two.
“A Ministry tour is a traveling circus,” states Jourgensen. “When we roll into town, everyone hides their daughters, but the freaks roll out the red carpet and a friend or two pops up on stage to add some spice and mayhem to the show. We never know who’s gonna walk through the dressing room door at sound check. We rehearse a bunch of ‘extra’ songs just in case so-and-so shows up…”
Confirmed dates for Ministry’s 2008 “C U LaTouR” are as follows:
25 Big Easy, Spokane, WA
26 The Whiskey, Calgary, AB Canada
27 Croatian Cultural Center, Vancouver, BC
28 Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC **SOLD-OUT**
29 Showbox SoDo, Seattle, WA
30 Roseland Theatre, Portland, OR
1 Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
2 Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
5 House of Blues, Los Angeles, CA
6 House of Blues, Los Angeles, CA
7 House of Blues, San Diego, CA
8 Marquee Theatre, Tempe, AZ
9 House of Blues, Las Vegas, NV
11 The Great Salt Air, Salt Lake City, UT
12 Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO
13 Sunshine Theatre, Albuquerque, NM
15 La Zona Rosa, Austin, TX
17 Palladium, Dallas, TX
18 Verizon Wireless Theatre, Houston, TX
19 House of Blues, New Orleans, LA
21 Revolution, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
22 Jannus Landing, St. Petersburg, FL
23 House of Blues, Orlando, FL
24 Tremont Music Hall, Charlotte, NC
25 Masquerade, Atlanta, GA
26 Rams Head Live, Baltimore, MD
27 Palladium, Worcester, MA
29 Fillmore at the TLA, Philadelphia, PA
1 Irving Plaza, New York, NY
2 Irving Plaza, New York, NY
3 Metropolis, Montreal, QC
4 Koolhaus, Toronto, ON
6 Agora Theatre, Cleveland, OH
7 Emerald Theatre, Detroit, MI
8 House of Blues, Chicago, IL ***SOLD OUT
9 House of Blues, Chicago, IL