Not only are they one of the biggest industrial names, but they’re one of the most influential artists of their genre in music history and now they’re headed to Australia in September for their very first headlining tour down under. And coming along for the ride are Cleveland favourites Filter.
Ministry have been throwing studio albums left right and centre since the early 80s, but it was Psalm 69s release in 1992, including the song that put their name on the map Jesus Built My Hotrod that saw them hit the industrial big leagues. Since then crowds all around the world have gone wild for their incredibly intense live shows and Uncle Al’s crazy antics on stage and off.
Best known for heavy hitting anthems Hey Man Nice Shot, Trip Like I Do and number one hit Take A Picture, Filter are the brain child of Richard Patrick, who has fronted the band since 1993 after giving up his position in Nine Inch Nails to focus on his own music. Filter went platinum with their very first release Short Bus and after the seven studio album releases and many significant soundtrack contributions including Spawn and The Crow: City Of Angels, we will see Filter play a show outside of a music festival for the first time since 2000.
We are about to see Ministry’s first headline tour on Australian soil and their first Australian appearance since their sprint with our once beloved Soundwave back in 2015. It’s a long stretch of time between Australian tours for either band, so to see both on the one bill is is a dream come true for many fans, this is one tour not to be missed.
Ministry and Filter will play The Tivoli in Brisbane on 1 October.
Tickets on sale 9.00am local time Tuesday 23 May at metropolistouring.com