Ministry has been plowing through boundaries since 1981, and with last month’s politically charged release of AmeriKKKant, it’s really no surprise that the band’s live show would be amped up to match.
Framed by two inflatable anti-Nazi Trump chickens, Ministry careened onto the spotlight with an unrelenting battlecry that felt unifying as it did inspiring. Raucous, angry and unapologetic, frontman Al Jourgensen led the charge with a healthy dosage of new material – “Twilight Zone,” “Victims of a Clown” and “Antifa” to name a few – peppered with classic heavy-hitters such as “N.W.O” and “Thieves.” Despite the near-cathartic effects of Ministry’s ferocious political dissent, the band was absolutely cohesive and an absolute pleasure to watch.
With just a couple of days left on this five week run, the tour wraps up April 28 in Austin, TX.
Check out some shots from the show:
1. Twilight Zone
2. Victims of a Clown (w/ Burton C Bell)
3. Punch in the Face
4. Señor Peligro
6. Rio Grande Blood
7. We’re Tired of It (w/ Burton C Bell)
8. Wargasm ((w/ Burton C Bell)
10. Just One Fix
13. So What
14. Bad Blood