Metal legends Ministry have cancelled what was going to be their first Australian headlining tour.

Rumours started on the weekend, when support band Filter announced that, “Due to circumstances beyond our control the Australia/Singapore dates with Ministry have been cancelled”, adding a blunt, “it is not our fault.”

Also seemingly not at fault is Metropolis Touring, who were bringing out the band.

“We are gutted to have to tell you that Ministry have cancelled their forthcoming Australian and New Zealand concert dates including those with Filter”, they announced.

“As Ministry’s first headline tour, and with some shows sold out or close to being so, the tour was set to be a huge success and we can understand fans of both artists will be disappointed.

“No replacement dates have been proposed and refunds are available from the point of purchase.”

The band had already sold out a Sydney Metro Theatre show, with a second show selling quickly. Commiserate with the below classic.