The Freaks on Parade Tour returns in August with special guests Ministry

Rob Zombie live
Rob Zombie [The Rock Revival]

This summer, the Freak Parade is coming back through town.

Shock rock icons Rob Zombie and Alice Cooper announced Monday plans to run it back with special guests Ministry and Filter. The now-annual Freaks on Parade Tour commences on August 20 at the Isleta Amphitheater in Albuquerque, New Mexico and wraps up on September 18 at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas.

Check out the full tour itinerary below.

Tickets will be available starting with Citi and Artist pre-sales beginning on Tuesday, January 30, at 10am local time. Additional pre-sales will run throughout the week. General tickets go on sale beginning on Friday, February 2 at 10am.

Rob Zombie’s last album was The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy, which arrived in 2021 through Nuclear Blast. It performed well commercially, peaking at No. 9 on the Billboard 200 and topping Billboard’s Top Rock and Top Hard Rock albums charts. In October of 2022, it was announced that longtime Zombie guitarist John 5 would be joining rock icons Mötley Crüe on tour in place of founding guitarist Mick Mars.

Alice Cooper recently announced a special 50th anniversary release of Billion Dollar Babies. His sixth studio album returns in all its snakeskin glory for an extended 50th-anniversary celebration. After hitting #1 on the album charts in America and the U.K. in 1973, the record remains a high-water mark for the original lineup, featuring hits like “No More Mr. Nice Guy” and “Elected.”

The forthcoming Billion Dollar Babies: Trillion Dollar Deluxe Editon, will be available from Rhino on March 8 on 3-LP and 2-CD. Both feature a newly remastered version of the original album, along with bonus material, including studio outtakes, single mixes, and an electrifying 1973 concert recording. In the vinyl edition, the gatefold cover faithfully replicates the original’s textured snakeskin wallet design and comes complete with a $1 billion dollar bill tucked inside.

The “Trillion Dollar” Deluxe Edition also features a live show recorded in Texas in April of 1973, during the “Billion Dollar Babies” tour. The powerful performance includes live versions of many of the album’s tracks, highlights including “Elected” and “Hello Hooray,” along with several of the band’s earlier hits, including “I’m Eighteen” and “School’s Out.”

Alice Cooper live
Alice Cooper [The Rock Revival]

The LP and CD versions both come with an oral history of the album and the bonus tracks by the surviving band members – Alice Cooper, Dennis Dunaway, Michael Bruce, and Neal Smith – and Bob Ezrin, who produced the album. Sadly, guitarist Glen Buxton died in 1997.

Last August, Alice Cooper released latest solo outing. The concept album Road featured the hit single, “I’m Alice.” The record was Cooper’s 22nd solo LP.

“In the past, the show got reviewed before the music did,” Alice laughs. “We had hit No. 1 albums, but it was always about what we did on stage. For Road, I wanted the band to be involved in the foundation of all the songs. I only see these guys when we’re on the road. So, I wanted them to be as tight as they are for the show but on all new material. That’s what we did for this record. When you have a band this good, I believe in showing it off, and this is my way of doing so.”

Ministry’s new album HOPIUMFORTHEMASSES. The band’s sixteenth studio effort arrives on March 1 via Nuclear Blast Records. Ministry released the record’s lead single “Goddamn White Trash” on Thursday. Stream the official music video below now. 

“Just like you or anybody else, I’m simply a passenger in this lifetime,” says band leader Al Jourgensen. “I’m watching social changes, political changes, and economic changes, and I comment on them because I do have a First Amendment right. A lot of people say artists and athletes should shut up and play ball. No, I’m on this trip too. If I see something, I say something. That reflects on where each album goes. Instead of staying sedentary and singing about broken relationships, inner turmoil, or whatever is hurting this week, I comment on what’s going on from the perspective of a fellow passenger.”

Ministry [The Rock Revival]

Fans can pre-order HOPIUMFORTHEMASSE now HERE. It will be available in three vinyl variants, a CD jewelcase and digital/streaming platforms. The vinyl variants include: green with yellow splatter (in stores everywhere); blue with pink splatter (nuclear blast exclusive); red with white splatter (band/tour exclusive).

Last August, Filter released their latest album, The Algorithm. The record features the singles “Face Down” and “For The Beaten.” It is the follow up to 2016’s Crazy Eyes.

“‘Face Down’ speaks to the hate and negativity plaguing the world today,” says frontman Richard Patrick. “I wrote it after being inundated with lies, deceptions, and pure vitriol I saw on social media. I’m pumped. I can’t wait for everyone to hear the full album.”

The album is the band’s first under the Golden Robot umbrella, with CEO and President Mark Alexander-Erber previously expressing his excitement at working with the band, stating, “We are over the moon to sign Richard and Filter to Golden Robot Records for new music, and working with him and his manager Marc Pollack is an honour. I’m more than excited to let the world hear the new music that’s currently being produced.’’

“I look forward to working with Golden Robot,” Patrick said when he inked the deal.

In 2022, Patrick joined his former band Nine Inch Nails for a special performance at the Blossom Center in Cleveland.

Tuesday, August 20 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
Thursday, August 22 – West Valley City, UT – Utah First Credit Union Amphitheatre
Saturday, August 24 – Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena ^^
Sunday, August 25 – Saint Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
Tuesday, August 27 – Milwaukee, WI – American Family Insurance Amphitheater – Summerfest Grounds
Wednesday, August 28 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
Friday, August 30 – Clarkston, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre
Saturday, August 31 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center
Sunday, September 1 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Tuesday, September 3 – Burgettstown, PA – The Pavilion at Star Lake
Wednesday, September 4 – Syracuse, NY – Empower Federal Credit Union Amphitheater at Lakeview
Friday, September 6 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
Saturday, September 7 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
Sunday, September 8 – Camden, NJ – Freedom Mortgage Pavilion
Tuesday, September 10 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
Wednesday, September 11 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
Thursday, September 12 – Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
Saturday, September 14 – Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
Sunday, September 15 – The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Tuesday, September 17 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
Wed September 18 – Fort Worth, TX – Dickies Arena

Tickets will be available HERE