MINISTRY have reportedly killed their fall European/UK tour. The group were due to head out that way this fall with support from The 69 Eyes and Wednesday 13. All three of those bands no longer list that trek on their respective itineraries.
Some clarity on the situation was offered by the ‘Damnation Festival‘, which Ministry was set to headline this November. On September 12th that festival’s organizers offered:
“We’ve just been told, literally minutes ago by e-mail, that Ministry have cancelled their entire European tour due to a festival they were due to play on that run being cancelled without any warning.
This is obviously a huge blow to Damnation, albeit not one that will have any impact on it taking place in Manchester in November.
We haven’t really had a chance to digest the news, or even start to consider a replacement as yet, but we didn’t want our fans to find out via third parties, or worse, have Ministry fans buying tickets tonight when we know they won’t be playing.
This is the statement we’ve been sent from the band:
‘Due to previously unforeseen circumstances, including the recent cancelation of a festival, we are forced to cancel our fall Europe tour. Hope to see you all next summer.’”
As you may have seen, this year’s ‘Damnation Festival‘ has since beefed up their lineup with several full-album performances, presumably with the money they no longer had to pay Ministry.