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Ministry coming to Clyde with Numan in tow

Country stars Riley Green and Kolby Cooper coming to city

Ministry will be at The Clyde on May 6.

Nick Braun

Whatzup Features Writer

Published February 8, 2023

Industrial-metal pioneers Ministry have announced a spring headlining tour that includes a stop at The Clyde Theatre on Saturday, May 6, at 7 p.m. 

The band enters its fifth decade with frontman and creator Al Jourgensen continues to serve as a countercultural beacon and an advocate for societal change. You can expect to hear songs from the full catalog at The Clyde including from the band’s latest album Moral Hygiene

Ministry’s current live band consists of Jourgensen, drummer Roy Mayorga, guitarists Cesar Soto and Monte Pittman, bassist Paul D’Amour, and keyboardist John Bechdel. The tour will include the ageless synth-rocker Gary Numan and the Canadian electro-industrial band Front Line Assembly

General admission tickets will be available at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at, over the phone at (800) 514-3849, or in person at The Clyde box office and Sweetwater Sound. 

Clyde welcoming country star Riley Green

The Clyde have also announced that country star Riley Green will perform at the venue on Friday, April 21, at 8 p.m. 

Born in Jacksonville, Alabama, Green was raised on the sounds of traditional country, bluegrass, and southern gospel music. His full-length debut album Different ’Round Here was released in 2019 and produced the No. 1 hit “There Was This Girl.” In addition, he was nominated for Best New Country Artist at the iHeartRadio Music Awards, voted as one of CRS’ 2020 New Faces, and was named MusicRow’s Breakout Artist of the Year. 

Tickets for this show go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, by going to, calling (800) 514-3849, or visiting The Clyde box office and Sweetwater Sound.

Piere’s goes country with Kolby Cooper

Speaking of country music, on Friday, May 5, at 8 p.m., Piere’s will welcome rising star Kolby Cooper to their main stage. 

The 23-year-old Bradford, Texas, native has been selling out shows and clocking millions of streams with his cutthroat, highly relatable breakup anthems and uncensored lyrics. His major label debut Boy From Anderson County to the Moon was released in August and he has continued a strenuous tour schedule ever since. 

With his signature blend of Lonestar State roots, rough-hewn vocals, and wailing guitar, this is a show you won’t want to miss. 

Tickets for Cooper can be purchased via 

Charlie’s Place hosting pet fundraiser

If you consider yourself a pet lover, then come out and support the furry ones on Saturday, Feb. 11, at Charlie’s Place, 4201 N. Wells St. 

Black Tie & Tails will get under way at 7 p.m. and feature light appetizers, full cash bar, 50/50 raffle, wine pull, special “Pawmegranite” martini, dancing, and live music by U.R.B. Proceeds from the event will help benefit Humane Fort Wayne. 

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 day of and available at 

Celebrate Valentine’s with metal show at Ruin

If roses and chocolates aren’t your thing, perhaps the expression of affection would be to take your sweetheart to a metal show. 

The Valentine’s Metal Massacre will take place at The Ruin on Saturday, Feb. 11, and feature an array of heavy hitters that will melt her heart. 

Kicking things off at 4 p.m. will be Split the Sea, followed by Yesterday’s Hero, Beyond the Fathoms, Fearless, Devil Be My Judge, A Taste of War, Voice of Sylas, and Into the Void

A $10 cover at the door is all this mayhem will cost you. 

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