Cleveland, Ohio – The iconic Cleveland Agora ( recently purchased by AEG Entertainment ) played host to one of the leaders of industrial music this weekend,the band Ministry. The leader and founder of the group Al Jourgensen commanded the stage like a general leading his troops .Uncle Al as he is affectingly called by his fans writes and performs songs based upon politics , current events and his life.The band debuted one of their newest songs at this show called ” ANTIFA ” which won the crowd over rather quickly.
The stage was adorned with two large inflatable chickens sporting orange hair and a bar symbol placed over a swastika and it eluded to the current state of our nation.I had the chance to speak with Uncle Al a few times but never had the opportunity to see them perform live so I was excited about this show .I can sum up the show in just four words ” Not To Be Missed ” This is a living legend still at his peak creatively and musically.The songs came in rapid fire succession such as ” Psalm 69″ ,Rio, Wargasim, and NWO ” just to name a few. ” Gates of Steel”was fan favorite as well .
The opening band was the Death Grips and you could almost feel the divide in the audience or at least it seemed to me . The tour is currently going on so check it out in a city near you . To keep up with all things Al and Ministry check out the official site at http://ministryband.com