Ministry Unveil Touring Lineup for 2015 Dates
Ministry will be back on the road in 2015, though dates are still coming together. But longtime leader Al Jourgensen has revealed the players that will make up Ministry when the group hits the stage next year.
Bassist Tony Campos, best known for his work in Static-X and more recently in Soulfly, will handle bass duties. Campos has played with the band on tours in 2007-08 and was back again in 2011 and 2012. Helping fill out the low end for the band is drummer Aaron Rossi, also a Ministry vet whose tenure dates back to 2007. Rossi has also kept the beat on a pair of Prong albums.
Following the passing of longtime Ministry axeman Mike Scaccia in late 2012, the band has tapped Monte Pittman as a new guitarist. Pittman played on multiple Madonna tours and albums, rocked out with Prong and also has enjoyed a solo career. He'll help flesh out the guitar sounds with guitarist Sin Quirin, who has been a key member of Ministry since 2007. And finally John Bechdel, who has played keyboards for Ministry, Prong, Fear Factory, Killing Joke and others, rounds out the band.
The group announced their new lineup with a photo on Facebook. The posting can be seen below.
Dates and venues for Ministry's 2015 trek will be forthcoming. Stay tuned.