RENO, Nev. (Feb. 6, 2023) – The godfathers of industrial music, Ministry, will be joined by Gary Numan and special guest Front Line Assembly for a riotous performance at Grand Sierra Resort and Casino (GSR) on Thursday, April 20, 2023 at 7 p.m.
Tickets for Ministry at GSR go on sale Friday, Feb. 10 at 10 a.m. PT and start at $29.50, plus additional taxes and fees. Infinity Rewards members will have access to presale beginning Thursday, Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. PT through 10 p.m. PT. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit grandsierraresort.com or call 1-800-648-3568.
Al Jourgensen, the mastermind behind pioneering industrial outfit Ministry, has spent the last four decades using music as a megaphone to rally listeners to fight for equal rights, restore American liberties and expose exploitation. Emerging from Chicago in 1981, Ministry was characterized by heavy synth-pop in its early days but eventually developed a harsher and more stylized sound on seminal albums “Twitch” (1986), “The Land of Rape and Honey” (1988) and “The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste” (1989). Ministry received its first Grammy nomination with the release of “Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed and The Way to Suck Eggs” (1992) and has since racked up five additional nominations. After releasing eight more albums from 1996 to 2013, the band took an indefinite break only to reemerge in 2018 with “AmeriKKKant.” Ministry’s latest release, “Moral Hygiene” (2021), features scathing takes on societal ills with Ministry’s signature barrage of aggressive rifts, searing vocals and deftly manipulated industrial sounds.
Joining Ministry on the Grand Theatre stage is Gary Numan – another pivotal figure in the landscape of synth-pop and industrial rock. Praised by icons such as Prince, David Bowie and Nine Inch Nails, Numan inspired generations of musicians with his enigmatic lyrics and robotic stylings. His latest release, “Intruder” (2021), proves that his creative spark shows no sign of being extinguished.
Special guest Front Line Assembly embody the beat-driven industrial, corrosive metal and electronic body music that flourished in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. The group have produced over a dozen studio albums and EPs, several of which have charted on Billboard's Top Dance/Electronic Album chart. Front Line Assembly’s eighth studio album, “Hard Wired” (1995), is widely considered a staple among industrial music fans. Doors open at 6 p.m.