As first rumored on May 3, 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 fucking 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 fuck you up, then I surely will. Hide all drugs and firearms… I’m coming to town,” Manson stated.
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 fucking sinister night all around, and an unbelievable theatrical experience. I can’t wait.”
For the “Twins of Evil” tour, Zombie and his band of maniacs — John 5, Piggy D and 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.
The current ROB ZOMBIE lineup includes guitarist John 5, who was a member of Manson‘s band from 1998 until 2004, and drummer Ginger Fish (real name: Kenneth Robert Wilson), who quit MARILYN MANSON in February 2011.
In a recent interview with Metal Insider, John 5 stated about his working relationship with Manson, “I think the public portrays it as, ‘Oh, he had a hard time with Manson.’ But I didn’t really at all, it was just portrayed that way. I haven’t really had a hard situation with any of [the people I’ve played with so far]. With what people see on YouTube with Manson [where John 5 can be seen fighting with Manson. — Ed.], I had a death in the family. I was a mess at that time, and a lot of people don’t know that. So that’s why certain things occurred. . . I mean, that was something that I shouldn’t have done. It was something where I had a death in the family and it was a really hard time in my life, and it was tough. It’s life, you know? But I think the public’s perception is like, ‘Oh, do you guys get along?’ Yeah, we talked and there’s no hard feelings at all. And I wish nothing but the best for him, that’s for sure.”
Sep. 28 – Desert Uprising Festival, Ashley Pavilion, Phoenix, AZ
Sep. 29 – 48 Hours Festival, Las Vegas, NV
Oct. 01 – USANA Amphitheatre, Salt Lake City, UT
Oct. 02 – 1st Bank Center, Denver, CO
Oct. 04 – Topeka Expo Center, Topeka, KS
Oct. 08 – Pershing Auditorium, Lincoln, NE
Oct. 09 – Verizon Wireless Center, Mankato, MN
Oct. 11 – Allstate Arena, Chicago, IL
Oct. 12 – DTE Energy Music Theatre, Detroit, MI
Oct. 13 – US Cellular Coliseum, Bloomington, IL
Oct. 15 – Covelli Center, Youngstown, OH
Oct. 16 – The Armory, Rochester, NY
Oct. 19 – Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ
Oct. 20 – Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT
Oct. 21 – Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester, NH
Oct. 23 – Agganis Arena, Boston, MA
Oct. 25 – Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood, Atlanta, GA
Oct. 30 – Reliant Arena, Houston, TX
Oct. 31 – [to be announced, Dallas, TX
Nov. 26 – London, UK
Nov. 27 – Manchester, UK
Nov. 28 – Glasgow SECC, UK
Nov. 29 – Birmingham, UK
Dec. 01 – Luxembourg
Dec. 02 – Bochum, Germany
Dec. 03 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Dec. 05 – Stockholm, Sweden
Dec. 06 – Copenhagen, Denmark
Dec. 08 – Vienna, Austria
Dec. 09 – Munich, Germany
Dec. 10 – Basel, Switzerland
Dec. 12 – Bologna, Italy
More dates will be announced soon.