STONE SOUR and current HELLYEAH drummer Roy Mayorga has announced that he will be rejoining MINISTRY for the band’s fall 2021 tour.
Yesterday (May 9,2021) Mayorga took to his social media to write: “Super excited to announce that I am officially back with my friends in MINISTRY. And can’t wait to hit the road with them coming up this October! See you all soon!”
Mayorga previously played with MINISTRY from 2016 to 2017 and appeared on the “AmericaKKKant” album, which came out in March 2018.
Two months ago, MINISTRY’s previously announced spring dates were moved to October and November 2021 to allow additional time for COVID-19 restrictions to be lifted as the country nears towards more normalcy this fall. The new dates will kick off October 3 in Albuquerque and run through November 3 in Seattle, hitting all the previously announced markets except Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Missoula, Montana, which, unfortunately, have been canceled, and Baltimore, Maryland, which will be postponed for a later date. The Buffalo, New York show has moved to a new venue and previous ticket purchases will be honored. And an additional show date has been added for Charlotte, North Carolina. The tour’s special guests FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY remain on the lineup for this one-of-a-kind celebration alongside newly announced support act HELMET.
This special tour honors not only the 40th anniversary of MINISTRY in 2021 but also the 30th anniversary of revolutionary album “The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste”, and will also include brand-new material from MINISTRY’s upcoming 15th studio album.
Due to the uncertainty of COVID-19 protocols for visas, travel and vaccine distribution in Germany as well as immigration uncertainty, KMFDM will not be taking part in this tour.