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Former Tool Bassist Paul D’Amour Joins Ministry

Original Tool bassist Paul D’Amour will replace Tony Campos in Ministry.

As Tony Campos gears up to tour with the reunited Static‑X, many have wondered who will take his place as bassist of industrial pioneers Ministry. Now, the band has announced that former Tool bassist Paul D’Amour will be taking up bass duties for the band during Tony’s absence. 

It goes without saying that the upcoming tour will be a lot of fun. Catch them at one of the dates below:

June 2019

16 Nickelsdorf, AUT – Novarock
17 Lindau, GER – Club Vaudeville
18 Strasbourg, FRA – Laiterie
20 Clisson, FRA – Knotfest (‘Hellfest Open Air‘)
22 Dessel, BEL – Graspop
23 Nijmegen, NET – Doornroosje
25 Oslo, NOR – Vulkan Arena
26 Aarhus, DEN – Voxhall
27 Hannover, GER – Pavilion
30 Berlin, GER – Huxleys (feat. 3TEETH)

July 2019

02 Bristol, UKSWX (feat. 3TEETH)
03 Glasgow, UKSWG3 (feat. 3TEETH)
04 Birmingham, UKO2 Institute (feat. 3TEETH)
06 London, UK – Shepherd’s Bush Empire (feat. 3TEETH)
07 Paris, FRA – La Machine du Moulin Rouge (feat. 3TEETH)
09 Bochum, GER – Matrix (feat. 3TEETH)
10 Prague, CZE – Roxy (feat. 3TEETH)
11 Budapest, HUNA38 (feat. 3TEETH)
12 Timisoara, ROM – Rock La Mures
13 Kosice, SLO – Collosseum Club
15 Riga, LAT – Melna Piektdiena (feat. Dying Fetus)
16 Tallinn, EST – Rock Cafe (feat. Dying Fetus)
17 Tampere, FIN – Pakkahuone (feat. Dying Fetus)
19 Gavle, SWE – Gefle Metal Festival

Discussing why he decided to clean up and stop taking drugs (at least the hardest ones), Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen told Kerrang!, It was just time, you know? Taking as many drugs as I did is dangerous and I realised that if I wanted to end up killing myself, this was probably the way to do it. I’d been taking heroin for 20 years, which is long enough, you know. I just realised that the time had come to clean myself up. I’d been in too many scrapes and too many bad situations and it was time for a change.”

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Posted on May 29th 2019, 7:07p.m.
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