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Roy Mayorga To Take A “Break” From Ministry In Order To Tour With Jerry Cantrell This Summer


Drummer Roy Mayorga had announced that he’ll be taking a temporary leave of absence from industrial metal icons Ministry to join up with Alice In Chains vocalist/guitarist Jerry Cantrell this summer. A statement issued by Mayorga today, July 08th, reads:

“Super excited to announce that I’ll be hitting the road this Summer with @jerrycantrell supporting @bush for their “Loaded greatest hits” tour.
Which means I’ll be taking break from “MINISTRY” for a while, but I shall return at some point.
Look forward to rocking out with you all Summer.”

Work has been underway on Ministry‘s final studio album in recent weeks, with Paul Barker back in the fold to help send the band off.

Meanwhile, Jerry Cantrell‘s backing band this summer will also once again feature another familiar face, with Greg Puciato (Better Lovers, ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan, etc.) once again booked as a touring member. Bush will be headlining that run, with Candlebox scheduled to open.

07/26 Bend, OR – Hayden Homes Amphitheater
07/27 Airway Heights, WA – BECU Live at Northern Quest
07/29 Great Falls, MT – Pacific Steel & Recycling Arena – Montana State Fair
07/31 West Valley City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
08/01 Denver, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
08/03 La Crosse, WI – Copeland Park
08/04 Indianapolis, IN – Everwise Amphitheater at White River State Park
08/06 Cedar Rapids, IA – McGrath Amphitheatre
08/07 Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
08/09 Nashville, TN – Nashville Municipal Auditorium
08/10 Maryland Heights, MO – Saint Louis Music Park
08/13 Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavilion*
08/14 Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
08/16 Sterling Heights, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre
08/17 Lewiston, NY – Artpark Outdoor Amphitheater
08/19 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
08/21 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
08/23 Atlantic City, NJ – Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena
08/24 Boston, MA – Leader Bank Pavilion
08/26 Charlotte, NC – Skyla Credit Union Amphitheatre
08/27 Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater
08/29 Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place
08/30 Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Live
09/01 Atlanta, GA – Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Par
09/04 San Antonio, TX – Freeman Coliseum
09/05 Houston, TX – 713 Music Hall
09/07 Durant, OK – Choctaw Casino
09/08 Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
09/11 Las Vegas, NV – Bakkt Theater at Planet Hollywood
09/13 San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU
09/14 Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre
09/15 Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre

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