On November 9, 2016, Ministry’s Al Jourgensen woke up feeling a little bit nauseous. “Disgusted and depressed/we know the world is just a mess/Distortion of reality/The truth is under arrest”…”This is the twilight zone.” These are the words that begin “Twilight Zone,” the lead off track from Ministry’s upcoming album AmeriKKKant, due out March 9 (Nuclear Blast).
But, as far as the man in the White House goes, Uncle Al’s holding on to his own glimmer of hope: “I predict he’s going down this year,” Jourgensen said, “impeachment…this year. Resignation and shame. I don’t think it’ll be through Congress which is too spineless, I really think it will be a resignation on his part.” Check out Al’s complete point of view on this here.
However, there is now a new, bright ray of light that has cropped up in the past several days. It’s become apparent to Jourgensen that whatever happens to Trump, the kids from Parkland, FL’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High are paving the way to putthing our country back on a course of sanity and true democracy.
“Voters do count and what these young students have done is to stimulate the survival mode of our spinless politicians at hyper speed with the one thing they understand – money,” said Jourgensen. “The money that they accept quid pro quo for their silence and inaction when it comes to gun control, that same money that will dry up from party donors’ bottom line losses that will now occur with the klieg lights fully on their corporate shareholders. I fully support the tactics taken by these kids because THEY are the ones who will REALLY make America great again.”
Ministry’s North American tour in support of AmeriKKKant kicks off March 22 – the full Leg One itinerary is below.
22 House of Blues, Anaheim, CA
23 Ventura Theatre, Ventura, CA
24 Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas, NV
26 Ace of Spades, Sacramento, CA
28 Roseland Theatre, Portland, OR
29 Vogue Theatre, Vancouver, BC CANADA
31 Union Hall, Edmonton, AB CANADA
1 Palace Theatre, Calgary, AB CANADA
3 Wilma Theatre, Missoula, MT
5 Bourbon Theatre, Lincoln, NE
7 Riviera Theatre, Chicago, IL
8 Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI
10 Bogart’s, Cincinnati, OH
11 20 Monroe Live, Grand Rapids, MI
12 Egyptian Room, Indianapolis, IN
14 Opera House, Toronto, ON CANADA
15 MTelus, Montreal, QC CANADA
17 Royale, Boston, MA
18 Aura, Portland, ME
19 Paramount Theatre, Huntington, NY
21 Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ
22 Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY
23 Rams Head Live, Baltimore, MD
25 Center Stage, Atlanta, GA
26 Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL
28 Levitation Festival, Austin, TX