Ministry have announced a five-date UK tour with DevilDriver as support.
The shows start in Cardiff on August 16 and wrap up in London on August 20. Last year, mainman Al Jourgensen said he planned only a few more tours with Ministry and that they wouldn’t release a new album because recording without guitarist and close friend Mike Scaccia – who died in 2012 – didn’t feel right.
He said: “I decided it’s not the same. It would be like Zeppelin playing without Bonham or the Who playing without Moon.”
On the UK tour, DevilDriver frontman Dez Fafara says: “Ministry and DevilDriver on the same bill, that’s a fucking concert worth showing up to. Al is a close and dear friend and Ministry is an iconic band for me and helped form my youth.
“I look forward to sharing the stage with one of the most legendary frontmen of all time. Thanks for having us aboard Al, let’s give ‘em hell.”
DevilDriver this week released a short teaser for their upcoming album Trust No One, due on May 13 via Nuclear Blast.
Ministry and DevilDriver 2016 UK tour
Aug 16: Cardiff Tramshed
Aug 17: Glasgow O2 ABC
Aug 18: Birmingham O2 Institute
Aug 19: Manchester O2 Ritz
Aug 20: London O2 Forum Kentish Town