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Ministry Have Been Dusting Off Some Classics For Their Special Wax Trax! Shows


Ministry‘s recent shows in Chicago, IL and Brooklyn, NY over the last several days have been a treat for the band’s longtime fans. The group promised a set focused on their ‘Wax Trax! Records-era releases and have by the looks of the below setlist, they have been delivering.

Sweetening the pot is the return of former member Chris Connelly, who has been rejoining the band during select songs. The set list for April 13th kickoff show at the House Of Vans in Chicago, IL ran as follows:

The Missing
Jesus Built My Hotrod” (first performance since 2006)
Just One Fix
Burning Inside” (feat. Chris Connelly) (first performance since 2003)
So What” (feat. Chris Connelly)
No Devotion” (Revolting Cocks cover) (feat. Chris Connelly) (first performance since 1988)
Supernaut” (Black Sabbath/1000 Homo DJs cover) (first performance since 2004)
The Land Of Rape And Honey
(Everyday Is) Halloween” (feat. Chris Connelly) (acoustic)

The group performed the same set during their April 14th show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY as well. The shows have been taking place to complement screenings of the documentary film, ‘Industrial Accident: The Story Of Wax Trax! Records‘. That documentary tells the tale of the band’s former label home, Wax Trax! Records, who were pioneering in the rise of industrial music.

Further dates for the screening/performances, which also include a set from Cold Cave, include:

04/17 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
04/19 Austin, TX – Fair Market
04/22 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
04/23 Los Angeles, CA – The Teragram Ballroom