Ministry Tour Minus Support Act

By | April 2, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Hard rock act Nothingface has abruptly exited its support slot on Ministry’s North American tour, which is scheduled to run into May.

A spokesperson wouldn’t give details on the move, saying only that the group played its last show with Ministry on Saturday in Phoenix. Nothingface is expected to begin a headlining tour in the near future as a precursor to its summer-long second-stage slot on Ozzfest kicking off June 28 in Selma, Texas.

The group’s next TVT album, “Skeletons,” is due April 22. The set is the follow-up to Nothingface’s 2000 effort, “Violence,” which reached No. 24 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart and has sold 87,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.