Let’s get this out of the way. We know. Marilyn Manson is no longer cool. Some people have argued with us about if we should even feature his tour on a Metal site. If you were around in the 90's then you remember how huge he was. Shock/glam rock with a huge following. But lately... not so much. To our surprise and honestly long awaited anticipation, Marilyn Manson has returned to the stage after a long hiatus and is being met with sold out shows across the globe.
Is this real? Do people still love Manson? Who are these people and why aren't they speaking up? All signs point to yes. Even if we are inclined to think more than a few people are buying tickets to this tour in anticipation of some sort of freak show (Manson and Manson fans alike) but according to our sources, his sensationalist style is less prominent than previous tours.
Manson, 46, is first and foremost, an entertainer. Despite the reviewers telling us that his shows lack a certain youthful ferocity that they once had, the crowds have certainly been walking away feeling nothing less than entertained. We're told that Manson still talks with his audience, identifying with and praising the crowd. Some of it didn't make sense, but something tells us the crowd tends to not care.
What To Expect:
Lots of new stuff in his 80 minute set, but full of classic Manson hits ("the Beautiful People" and "Rock is Dead"). A crowd favorite time and time again are his one of a kind covers of The Eurythmics' "Sweet Dreams [Are Made of This]" and Depeche Mode's "Personal Jesus". Despite reports of Manson "growing somewhat tame", fans generally seem satisfied.
Manson is back, somewhat subdued, "more Glam than Metal", but totally worth seeing.