When L.A. rock warriors FIREBALL MINISTRY kick off their first-ever headlining tour (the \\"Triple Threat Tour\\") tonight in suburban Denver, they\\'ll be joined by longtime friend Yael on drums. Yael - a former bandmate of bassist Johny Chow - is filling in for John Oreshnick, whose prior commitments prevented him from being able to participate in the six-week, Hot Topic-sponsored nationwide trek with Artimus Pyledriver and Vains of Jenna in tow. A photo of Yael with Chow, guitarist Emily J. Burton and front man James A. Rota has been posted on the band\\'s MySpace page, [www.myspace.com/fireballministry](www.myspace.com/fireballministry)
In other news, the band\\'s new live video for \\"The Broken\\" was inspired by a fan\\'s homemade video that was recently posted on YouTube.com. (The fan\\'s clip can be viewed at [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cn7pIRIMP70](http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cn7pIRIMP70). Using footage shot during their summer tour with Disturbed, Rota then edited a homemade video of his own for the song, which has now been posted on the Triple Threat Tour\\'s MySpace page, [www.myspace.com/triplethreattour](www.myspace.com/triplethreattour). Look for it to premiere on MTV2 in the weeks ahead.
Over the course of the tour, FIREBALL MINISTRY is inviting fans to create their own videos for \\"The Broken\\" and also post them on YouTube. When the tour ends in Las Vegas two days before Thanksgiving, the group will select a winner, who will be rewarded with an autographed Dean VX Guitar. (Please make sure include the words \\"Fireball Ministry\\" in the title of any uploaded clips.)
The complete 35-date itinerary for the Triple Threat Tour appears below. Another longtime friend of FIREBALL MINISTRY, skateboard hero and Jackass/Viva La Bam personality Bam Margera - who picked the group to appear on his \\"Viva La Bands\\" compilation and its corresponding tour, and whose just-launched record label, Filthy Note, features Vains of Jenna on its roster - will appear at select stops.