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In what is obviously a “dream” pairing, or some might say a “nightmare,” Marilyn Manson will be teaming up with Alice Cooper for the “Masters of Madness” tour June 1 through 28. Following recent pairings of Alice with Rob Zombie and then Rob Zombie with Marilyn, this combination of Marilyn Manson and Alice Cooper has been long-awaited by fans of both artists.
The first show to be announced is June 4th in Salt Lake City at the Usana Amphitheatre, tickets for the Salt Lake City show at Usana Amphitheatre will go on sale on Friday, March 8th, with advance ticket pre-sales and VIP packages available at www.marilynmanson.com and www.alicecooper.com. More shows across the US and Canada will be announced soon.
The tumultuous relationship Marilyn Manson has cultivated with the public through his genre-defying music and anti-status quo message of thinking for oneself has resulted in sold-out tours, protests, legal battles, adoration, hate, more than 50 million records sales, award-winning distilled spirits, several Grammy nominations and, most importantly, a long list of some of the most enduring and powerful singles ever, such as “Lunchbox,” “Get Your Gunn” “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” “The Beautiful People,” “Antichrist Superstar,” “Tourniquet,” “The Dope Show,” “I Don’t Like the Drugs (But the Drugs Like Me),” “The Fight Song,” “mOBSCENE,” “Heart-Shaped Glasses,” “Coma White” and “If I Was Your Vampire.”
Marilyn Manson’s most recent full-length album Born Villain, his eighth overall, debuted in the Top 10 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart. It also grabbing the #1 spots on both the Heavy Album Chart and the Independent Album Chart. “Born Villain is a return to form,” Says CNN. “A hard-rocking album, brimming with rich imagery, visceral blowback and the glamour-meets-gutter eroticism that his best work evokes.” Rolling Stone has called the album some of his most “visceral and provocative tunes.” Born Villain earned Manson his fourth Grammy nomination at the 2013 Grammys in the category for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance for the album’s lead single “No Reflection.”