It had to happen. Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie are hitting the road together this fall, co-headlining the "Twins of Evil" tour. Debauchery, theatrics, ghoulish imagery, and a full-on assault of all the senses are what's in store for fans when the tour kicks off, first in the U.S. and then with a 10-country sweep through Europe.
Kicking off September 28 when both Zombie and Manson co-headline the first day of the Desert Uprising Festival in Phoenix, Arizona, expect defiant rock'n'roll showmanship in the form of these unholy rollers with the first U.S. date wrapping in Dallas on Halloween, October 31.
"Finally! Why did the most obvious tour take so long to happen? Who knows? Who cares? It's happening now," stated Zombie. "If good taste is the chief enemy of great art, then we should be able to fill the Louvre with this f***ing tour. Be prepared for something wicked this way a-coming."
"I have sympathy for the Whore of Babylon that gave birth to these twins of evil, and this abomination of a tour," says Marilyn Manson. "There is no babysitter, and there is no repairing her womb. If Rob Zombie doesn't f*** you up, than I surely will. Hide all drugs and firearms...I'm coming to town."
J Devil, the DJ alter ego of KoRn's frontman Jonathan Davis, will support the Manson/Zombie dates with his chaotic electro-metal. "I like to think of J Devil as the 'anti-christ' of EDM," he said. "To play alongside Zombie and Manson is going to be a f***ing sinister night all around, and an unbelievable theatrical experience. I can't wait."
Marilyn Manson's eighth full-length album Born Villain debuted in the Top 10 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart, also grabbing the #1 spots on both the Heavy Album Chart and the Independent Album Chart. "This is Manson at his best," says ARTISTdirect. "Elegantly, he slices throats and puts up a middle finger to everyone once more."
For the "Twins of Evil" tour, Zombie and his band of maniacs - John 5/guitar, Piggy D/bass, and drummer Ginger Fish - will bring their elaborate, multi-media production, complete with hair-raising theatrics, animatronic robots, oversized LED screens, a non-stop collage of psychotronic monster film clips, a spectacular light show, a gigantic robot with flames shooting out of its body, pyrotechnics, insane guitar riffs and vicious beats. On August 7, prior to the kick off of the "Twins of Evil" tour, Mondo Sex Head, an album featuring new and unique remixes of Rob Zombie classics by some of today's top DJs, including KoRn's Jonathan "J Devil" Davis, Photek, the Bloody Beetroots, Kraddy, Drumcorps, and Ki: Theory will be released (Universal Music Enterprises/UMe). Fans can download one of the new songs, "Thunder Kiss '65 (J-Devil Number of the Beast Remix)," from iTunes.
With more to be announced, U.S. dates for the "Twins of Evil" tour are as follows:
28 Desert Uprising Festival, Ashley Pavilion, Phoenix, AZ
29 48 Hours Festival, Las Vegas, NV
1 USANA Amphitheatre, Salt Lake City, UT
2 1st Bank Center, Denver, CO
4 Topeka Expo Center, Topeka, KS
8 Pershing Auditorium, Lincoln, NE
9 Verizon Wireless Center, Mankato, MN
11 Allstate Arena, Chicago, IL
12 DTE Energy Music Theatre, Detroit, MI
13 US Cellular Coliseum, Bloomington, IL
15 Covelli Center, Youngstown, OH
16 The Armory, Rochester, NY
19 Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ
20 Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT
21 Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester, NH
23 Agganis Arena, Boston, MA
25 Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood, Atlanta, GA
30 Reliant Arena, Houston, TX
31 Dallas, TX