Ministry were set to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their classic album A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste with the The Industrial Strength Tour, a recreation of the "infamous original tour" with KMFDM, and adding in Front Line Assembly, starting in July of 2020. Then, of course, COVID struck, and the tour was rescheduled to March of 2021. As those dates also proved untenable, Ministry have now moved the tour to fall of 2021, kicking off in Albuquerque, NM on October 3, and hitting Denver, Minneapolis, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Huntington, NY (The Paramount on October 15), Montclair, NJ (Wellmont Theatre on October 16), Philadelphia, Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Phoenix, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, and more. They're promising to play material from their to-be-announced new album, and you can see all dates below.
The tour's support has also changed. Front Line Assembly will still open, but KMFDM have been forced to cancel, "due to the uncertainty of COVID-19 protocols for visas, travel and vaccine distribution in Germany as well as immigration uncertainty," according to a press release. Instead, Helmet will join as openers.