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Marilyn Manson Summer 2024 Tour Announced! Backed by World's Largest Concert Promoter

Photo by Lindsay Warner

On Friday, March 8th 2024, Marilyn Manson announced his comeback tour after a five year pause. On social media he simply announced:

"Marilyn Manson will be going on tour with Five Finger Death Punch this summer. Tickets available next week at the link in bio."



Five Finger Death Punch will headline the currently scheduled 25 date tour across North America, which includes one show in Canada. Slaughter to Prevail will be the opening act.

Live Nation/Ticketmaster is the world's largest concert promoter and entertainment company, and they have decided to back Marilyn Manson in his comeback tour, which will run from August 2nd to September 19th.

Tickets to the show will be on sale this coming week, which includes a presale early in the week. VIP Package information can also be found at the Ticketmaster website.

Below is a current list of the shows whose tickets will be on sale this coming week:



Summer 2024 North American Tour

Aug. 02 - Hershey, PA - Hersheypark Stadium
Aug. 05 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug. 07 - Detroit, MI - Pine Knob Music Centre
Aug. 08 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
Aug. 10 - St. Louis, MO - Hollywood Casino Amp
Aug. 13 - Rogers, AR - Walmart Amp
Aug. 14 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
Aug. 16 - Noblesville, IN - Ruoff Music Center
Aug. 19 - Des Moines, IA - Wells Fargo Arena
Aug. 21 - Omaha, NE - CHI Health Center
Aug. 22 - Denver, CO - Ball Arena+
Aug. 24 - Saskatoon, SK - SaskTel Centre*
Aug. 27 - Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena
Aug. 29 - Airway Heights, WA - NorthQuest
Aug. 31 - Portland, OR - RV Inn Style Resorts Amp
Sep. 03 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheater
Sep. 04 - Chula Vista, CA - North Island Credit Union Amp
Sep. 06 - Anaheim, CA - Honda Center
Sep. 08 - Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Garden
Sep. 10 - Phoenix, AZ - Talking Stick Resorts Amp
Sep. 11 - Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Amphitheatre
Sep. 13 - Durant, OK - Choctaw Grand Theater
Sep. 15 - Atlanta, GA - Lakewood Amphitheatre
Sep. 16 - Biloxi, MS - Mississippi Coast Coliseum
Sep. 18 - Austin, TX - Germania Insurance Amphitheater
Sep. 19 - Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

*No Manson. It is not yet known why Manson will not be joining his tour companions on this Canadian date.

- Some long gaps in between the dates indicates that Five Finger Death Punch will be joining Metallica for some of their stadium shows during this time. It is not yet known if Manson will add additional shows to fill in these gaps.


The Art

Of particular interest to Manson fans is the artwork on the poster that accompanies this tour announcement, where the lettering that spells the name Marilyn Manson is the same font used during the Holy Wood era. As has been previously discussed, ever since Manson made his first public appearance at the Donda listening party in August 2021, he has been modeling his current comeback after a severe backlash of accusations with his previous career shattering backlash following the Columbine massacre 22 years earlier. In both instances he was falsely accused, and many tried to destroy or cancel him, but he fought back and breathed new life into his career.



As a sign of renewal, redemption and resurrection, the past is set aside to focus on the future, and this can be seen reflected on his Instagram page, which has been wiped clean of anything before his third wedding anniversary on May 15, 2023.  This was the first time we were officially given the hint that Manson was working on new music ("I’ve got something for you to hear", was the caption), with symbols from the Holy Wood era prominently displayed in the background, and the microphone pose that was modeled after a photo from his first interview after Columbine. It also hearkens back to another comeback album for Manson, Born Villain, whose album photography taken by his current wife Lindsay was done in black and white, which in a 2012 interview Manson described as the colors from which new art is born. The next photo was posted on February 14th of this year, Valentine's Day, which is a significant day for Manson, especially when linked to the Holy Wood era, which at the time was viewed as a day of revolution against all illusions and hypocrisy. The caption from this second photo, "First flower after the flood", also reminds us of the Holy Wood album and the song "Valentine's Day", and the imagery of which is also reflected in the "Disposable Teens" video. We also see the black and white colors beginning to be colored with the red of the flowers and Manson's lips, which may indicate that new and beautiful art is being created. His social media also has a new link attached to his bio, which goes to purchasing his upcoming concert tickets from Ticketmaster, moving away from any mention of the current lawsuit. We have a new narrative to focus on.
 

It should also be noted that the black and white photo by Lindsay posted at the top of this page was presented by Provider Module on Instagram. It may be a stretch pointing this out, but behind him looks very similar to an image of the Celebritarian Corporation Cross from the Holy Wood era.
 
The Media

Marilyn Manson's last tour was in 2019 and his last public performance was in 2020, and this fact of a 5 year pause in touring was pretty much the only thing some of the media (Rolling Stone, Billboard) reported on as they announced his upcoming tour. Basically, the response was pretty lame. After mentioning this fact, they immediately reminded us in a series of paragraphs of the allegations. Rolling Stone was even able to get a statement from James Vagnini, a lawyer who represents accuser Ashley Walters, who said: "Given all the litigation and investigations he has been the subject of, he probably needs the money.” A lame response, considering all bands tour for money, though not only that. That Rolling Stone would even reach out to an accuser's lawyer to comment on Manson performing and making a living is pretty ridiculous when you think about it. It would be like Rolling Stone contacting Manson's lawyer Howard King to comment on Evan Rachel Wood performing in the off-broadway production of Little Shop of Horrors.

Probably the best to report on the tour was Blabbermouth, which at least for the most part concentrated on the tour, and surprisingly Loudwire, which didn't even mention the allegations against Manson, despite being very unfriendly towards him over the last few years.

The worst of the bunch is Metal Sucks, which I still can't figure out if it is just a satyrical website or just super liberal and political, but they had nothing kind to say about Manson making his concert return, and they were probably less kind to any fan who would attend one of his shows. The article can hardly be taken seriously, but honestly, pretty much everything they publish is ridiculous so I can't really take them too seriously at all. I'm sure they do what they do on purpose because they find it makes them more money to be a parody of what they themselves criticize.

Though none of the above is surprising, I do find it odd that no one really focused on the important issues. The only media source that touched on it was Eddie Trunk on his SiriusXM show, who although is a Manson fan and rooting for his comeback, but also is being realistic about the fact that for Manson to make a comeback after a deluge of accusations would take Herculean strength and effort. But he is also the only one who brought up the fact that Live Nation, the world's biggest concert promoter, has placed their bets to back Marilyn Manson. It also means that Manson probably has a booking agent, a manager and a band, all of which were reported lost to him a few years ago because of the allegations. Trunk also points out that with Manson's new album coming out, it likely also means, though we don't know for sure yet, that he has some sort of label behind him. All this shows that Manson has found people to back him  in order to help him in his speedy recovery from being canceled three years ago. That no media source picked up on this or was brave enough to report on it really tells you something about the journalists who really put little to no thought into what they publish.

Questions and Answers

After I posted about the concert on social media, I started getting questions and comments, and I wanted to collectively address what I can here. Most of the questions I received I tried to answer above, so I will not repeat those.

Q. Have any accusers responded to the news yet?

A. Not that I know of ... yet. I'm sure they don't want to deal with backlash, but we shall see. Evan Rachel Wood has been posting the same psycho babble that she usually posts, and the same with the rest. Chloe Black had a wild feature in a magazine, which I hope to talk about this coming week.

Q. Is Manson coming to Europe? South America? Asia?

A. Eventually I'm sure he will try to make that happen, but right now it is just North America.

Q. Why do I have to travel so far to see Manson?

A. From my understanding, this tour may be expanded upon in the near future for Manson to do more shows in more states, but right now this is all that is available.

Q. Why is Manson not headlining his own tour? Will this reduce his performance time as an opener for another headliner?

A. Throughout his career, Manson has headlined tours, co-headlined and even opened for other bands, even in recent years. In fact, Manson opened for Five Finger Death Punch at a show in 2017. And yes, usually these shows are reduced in time, from around 45 minutes to an hour, but I don't know what is going to happen at the upcoming tour; he may do a full set. From my personal experience, and I have seen Manson in concert over forty times, some of his best and most high energy shows are the ones with a reduced time when he opens for other bands. In fact, my personal favorite Manson live performance was when he did about thirty minutes before Slipknot and Black Sabbath performed at Ozzfest 2001. After that performance, the other two couldn't live up to what I witnessed with Manson, so I left after a few songs of the Black Sabbath performance, whom I had seen before. The way I see it, Manson is probably better off being supported on this comeback tour. To sell Manson as a headliner right now may have been too much of a gamble for some, which would mean no tour for Manson this summer at all..

Q. Why is he opening for Five Finger Death Punch?

A. I received this question in a variety of ways. Personally, I am not familiar with the music of Five Finger Death Punch, and personally, I don't care what their music is like. Anyone that supports a Manson comeback has my support, and they deserve respect for having the balls to support him in an open and public environment that leaves them open to protests and scrutiny. Already you see it from the "hate accounts" on Twitter, who are pretty much only focusing on past allegations of their lead singer, allegations which have been proven to be false, I may add. Therefore, as someone who has also faced false allegations, and fought for his innocence despite being mobbed by the cancel crowd, I see Five Finger Death Punch as the perfect band where two falsely accused bands can band together and fight cancel culture together. As far as I see it, if you are a fan of Manson or at least support him in his battle against false accusers, you should show respect to whoever supports him, despite what you may find distasteful about them.

Q. Doesn't Slaughter to Prevail also have accusations against them?

A. Yes, but who doesn't these days. I looked into these accusations, and they are pretty ridiculous. He made some comments about being a man, and surprise surprise some loud feminists who probably know nothing about the band didn't like his comments and tried to brand him with a meaningless label as if we live in some Puritan village out of a Nathaniel Hawthorne novel. Give me a break.

Q. I noticed in Manson's new profile photo, he has red hands. Do you think this may have a reference to touring with Five Finger Death Punch? Their poster art features a red hand mark over a skull.
 
A. I wouldn't rule out that interpretation at this point.
 
Conclusion

The announcement of this tour is a great victory for Manson and all his supporters. It marks the beginning of the revolution. Every revolution begins with an announcement against oppression. We will not be silenced. Let's celebrate together at your nearest venue this summer.
 
 

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