Ministry are hurtling towards New Zealand for their first shows on these shores in more than 20 years. Last here for Big Day Out in 1995, the Chicago-born crew (led by the mercurial Al Jourgensen), are coming for two shows across Christchurch and Auckland in September that will no doubt see them bring a fistful of ferocious fan favourites from their 13-album back catalogue. Here are the details…
Wednesday 20th September, The Foundry, Christchurch
Friday 22nd September, The Studio, Auckland
Here’s the clip for Ministry classic ‘Jesus Built My Hotrod’…
MINISTRY, the American Industrial Metal Juggernaut led by Al Jourgensen take over New Zealand for 2 Exclusive shows this September!
This will be their first shows in NZ soil since the 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!
The crowd was a hot mess of energy. Mosh pits swirled, shoes were lost The Void Report
MINISTRYs machine-gun beats and crushing guitars make other heavy bands seem limp. 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 Sydney 2015 Review)
Guaranteed one of the unmissable tours this year, you need to get your ticket for MINISTRY as they take over South and North Island!.
MINISTRY: New Zealand 2017 Tour Dates
Wednesday 20th September Christchurch The Foundry
Friday 22nd September Auckland The Studio
Pre-Sale Wednesday 24th May 9am