In late 2018, Ministry welcomed Jane’s Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro to the stage during their show at L.A.’s The Fonda for a fun, acoustic performance of the band’s Eighties single “(Everyday Is) Halloween.” Al Jourgensen and Navarro have since recorded a studio version of the collaboration, which will be available as a collectible 7-inch along with the deluxe edition of the new book Ministry: Prescripture, due out on December 6th. With today being actual Halloween, however, Ministry have unveiled the new studio recording, which you can hear below via a slick-looking black-and-white behind-the-scenes video filmed at Jourgensen’s studio.
Ministry: Prescripture, written and designed by Aaron Tanner, is a fully authorized visual history of the hugely influential industrial band. It features over 200 pages of rare and unseen photos, artwork and other ephemera, and includes an introduction by Jello Biafra and exclusive quotes from members of Nine Inch Nails, Tool, Megadeth, Slayer, Rammstein, Anthrax, White Zombie, Killing Joke, High on Fire, GWAR and many others. You can pre-order the book here.
Jourgensen and Tanner will both appear at an one-night-only book-signing event at Asrai Gardens West Loop (inside the Ace Hotel) in Chicago on Friday, December 13th, starting at 6 p.m. Afterwards, there will be an after party at a secret nearby location with DJ Scary Lady Sarah spinning industrial, gothic and new wave tracks from 8 p.m. to midnight. Tickets are free, but attendees must register here.
Ministry will be opening for Slayer on the final leg of the thrash titans’ farewell world tour, which is set to kick off this Saturday, November 2nd, in North Carolina, and wrap November 30th in Los Angeles. See the full itinerary below.
Ministry tour dates with Slayer:
2 Explore Asheville Arena, Asheville, NC
3 PNC Arena, Raleigh, NC
5 Salem Civic Center, Salem, VA
6 Giant Center, Hershey, PA
8 Mass Mutual Center, Springfield, MA
9 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
11 KFC Yum Center, Louisville, KY
12 Nationwide Arena, Columbus, OH
14 TaxSlayer Arena, Moline, IL
15 Denny Sanford Center, Sioux Falls, SD
17 Fargodome, Fargo, ND
18 CHI Health Center, Omaha, NE
20 Broadmore Arena, Colorado Springs, CO
22 Rimrock Arena, Billings, MT
24 Spokane Arena, Spokane, WA
26 Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA
27 MGM Arena, Las Vegas, NV
30 The Forum, Los Angeles, CA