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Ministry Gets Witty, Says "C U LaTouR"

By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Nov 14, 2007 4:27PM

We're always skeptical of the "farewell tour" phenomenon, but Ministry seems to mean it. On the heels of their surprisingly good swan-song The Last Sucker, the band has announced the final North American tour dates of its loooong career.

2007_11_Al_Jourgensen.jpgThe final American date will be here on May 8 at The House Of Blues, which seems a little weird since we would have expected them to play their last Chicago show at Metro, but thems the breaks. We're told that the group will be trotting out lots of songs from deep in their vast catalog, and will unearth "archival" video used in past tours.

Al Jourgensen -- who basically IS Ministry -- has lined up a pretty killer backing band including members who have spent time with Prong, Revolting Cocks, Megadeth, and Suicidal Tendencies, amongst others. Jourgensen is also hinting that certain stops might include members from Ministry's past incarnations, so we guess there's no telling who will actually be on the stage once they hit Chicago.

Tickets for the Chicago show go on sale tomorrow at 11 a.m., and as befits the "farewell tour" phenom, you can either buy boring old regular tickets that just get you into the show, or you can splurge on VIP-stylee tickets offering advance seating, meat-n-greets, and all that other good stuff.

Us? We'll just take good ol' fashioned regular tickets and elbow our way to the front of the pit if we want to get a better look at Jourgensen and crew.