Image for Ministry Have Cancelled Their First-Ever Australian Headline TourMinistry Perform At Soundwave 2015, Sydney / Photo: Liam Cameron

Ministry Have Cancelled Their First-Ever Australian Headline Tour

Written by Tom Williams on August 21, 2017

Industrial metal heavyweights Ministry have cancelled their first-ever Australian headline tour, which was scheduled to take place between September and October.

Al Jourgensen and co. were set to perform shows in Perth, Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, supported by industrial rockers Filter on the east coast. Music Feeds has contacted Ministry for comment on why the tour has been cancelled.

In a statement, the band’s Aussie tour promoters Metropolis Touring say they are “gutted” about the tour’s cancellation.

“We are gutted to have to tell you that Ministry have cancelled their forthcoming Australian and New Zealand concert dates including those with Filter,” the company writes.

“As Ministry’s first headline tour, and with some shows sold out or close to being so, the tour was set to be a huge success and we can understand fans of both artists will be disappointed.

“No replacement dates have been proposed and refunds are available from the point of purchase.”

At the weekend, Filter released a statement saying, “Due to circumstances beyond our control the Australia/Singapore dates with Ministry have been cancelled. It is not our fault.

“We want to apologize to all our fans in Australia and Singapore and hope to be able to schedule something again very soon. Thanks for you [sic] patience and understanding.”

Ministry last performed in Australia for Soundwave Festival back in 2015, when they also played at a few festival sideshows.

Ministry 2017 Australian Tour — CANCELLED

Supported by Filter* (East Coast Only)

Monday, 25th September — CANCELLED
Astor Theatre, Perth
Tickets: Metropolis Touring

Tuesday, 26th September — CANCELLED
The Gov, Adelaide
Tickets: Metropolis Touring

Wednesday, 27th September — CANCELLED
Metro Theatre, Sydney*
Tickets: Metropolis Touring

Friday, 29th September — CANCELLED
Metro Theatre, Sydney*
Tickets: Metropolis Touring

Saturday, 30th September — CANCELLED
Forum Theatre, Melbourne*
Tickets: Metropolis Touring

Sunday, 1st October — CANCELLED
The Tivoli, Brisbane*
Tickets: Metropolis Touring

* Filter performing at East Coast dates only

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