Marilyn Manson 2018 concerts: UK dates and 'Twins of Evil' tour rumours
Marilyn Manson is back with new album ‘Heaven Upside Down’, and a special 2018 UK appearance.
'The Beautiful People' singer is set to headline the UK's Download Festival - and has recently announced a co-headlining tour with fellow shock rocker Rob Zombie.
Here’s your complete guide to Marilyn Manson’s 2018 UK festival appearance and joint tour with Rob Zombie, as well as a breakdown of the new album...
Marilyn Manson UK concerts 2018 - cities and dates
Marilyn Manson's 'Heaven Upside Down' tour has already been and gone after a series of UK concerts concluded in December 2017.
But Manson will return to the UK in 2018 when he headlines Download Festival on June 8-10.
What's more, Manson could also announce UK dates for his 2018 tour with Rob Zombie, 'Twins Of Evil: The Second Coming Tour'.
The pair toured together previously in 2012 on the first 'Twins Of Evil' tour during which the pair apparently almost came to blows. But it seems they've since buried the hatchet and are ready to share a stage again.
So far, only North America dates have been revealed, but we expect a few UK concerts will be added to the tour soon.
A message from Rob Zombie's webmaster to fans asking about Europe and UK dates for the 'Twins of Evil: The Second Coming Tour' states there are either "no dates booked" or that they're "embargoed."
UPDATE: Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie have posted a couple of fun videos to promote the 'Twins of Evil: The Second Coming Tour' (but unfortunately have yet to announce UK dates).
And it looks like Manson could be joined on stage by Johnny Depp!
The goth rocker tweeted that the 'Pirates Of The Caribbean' star - who has played guitar for Manson on several occasions and also appeared in two of his recent videos (below) - might join the band as a full-time guitarist.
Johnny Depp is considering a position on guitar. Sound great?
— Marilyn Manson (@marilynmanson) 17 January 2018
Marilyn Manson was forced to cancel a series of US dates in 2017 after a stage prop crushed him.
During his show at NYC’s Hammerstein Ballroom, the shock rocker attempted to climb a large dual pistols prop, before it toppled over and landed on him.
Tour staff rushed to the star’s aid before carrying him off the stage on a stretcher.
I hope Marilyn Manson is okay, look at this! pic.twitter.com/kxeYBmL4mX
— Yousif Al Zaid (@LondonIsBlu) 1 October 2017
Due to the accident, Manson cancelled nine dates between his October 2 date in Boston and October 14 show in Houston.
However, after the 'SAY10' singer's swift recovery, the remaining US dates were rescheduled for early 2018 while his UK and Europe shows will go ahead as planned in November (UK dates in December).
Speaking of the accident in an interview with Yahoo Music, Manson revealed, "The pain was excruciating. It definitely could have crushed my skull and my ribs. It took six guys to pull it off of me. It was like wrestling a giant iron monster.
"But the thing that p**ses me off most is that I'm not onstage, because that's where I should be. And with a cast on my leg, it's hard to talk about the excitement of the tour. It got cut off right as I was about to put it into second gear.
"But I'll be back there really shortly and it's going to be as exciting as it was starting out."
Marilyn Manson raised concerns about his health after he walked out of a New York concert.
'The Dope Show' singer performed only three songs before criticising the audience, performing with his back turned and storming off. Manson also apparently dropped his microphone, knocked a speaker over and fell onstage.
Some fans were angry at the "disrespect" Manson showed his fans...
...while others were more concerned for his well-being.
Really hope people who love Marilyn Manson are reaching out to him after last night. We don't want to lose any more alternative rockers. If he needs to get off the road for his health, health comes first.
— Alternative Nation (@AltNationNet) 16 February 2018
The incident occurred at the penultimate gig of Manson's US tour. Apparently, Manson performed to his usual high standard the next night in New Jersey.
Hopefully the star will be back to full health before he commences his run of summer festivals, including Download Festival UK.
Setlist for the Marilyn Manson's 2018 concerts
While Marilyn Manson doesn’t guarantee the same list of songs at every event, it’s likely the tour will follow the below list as performed at the Metal Hammer Festival in Poland, with the addition of new music from 'Heaven Upside Down'.
- Intro (with elements of The Doors’ ‘The End’)
- Revelation #12
- This is the New Shit
- The Dope Show
- Great Big White World
- No Reflection
- Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
- Disposable Teens
- We Know Where You Fucking Live
- Deep Six
- The Beautiful People
- Personal Jesus
- The Reflecting God
- Coma White
Marilyn Manson’s new album ‘Heaven Upside Down’
Manson is one of the most prolific metal musicians around. In October 2017, ‘The Beautiful People’ singer released his tenth studio album. It has received very positive reviews. Industry forecasters predict that 'Heaven Upside Down' is likely to debut in the top 10 album charts.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, the goth star said the new album felt similar to his older stuff.
He told the magazine, "The people who have heard the new songs said it reminded them of their favourite parts of 'Antichrist Superstar' and 'Mechanical Animals' – but with a new, different approach.
"It's pretty violent in its nature for some reason. And it's not emotional in the same way. It's got a chip on its shoulder. I enjoyed doing it. I can't wait for people to hear it. I think they're going to be quite surprised."
‘Heaven Upside Down’ was initially scheduled to be released on Valentine’s Day 2017, but due to Manson not being satisfied with the recordings at that point, it was postponed. Manson cites The Cure as an influence for the album’s title track.
The first single from the album was ‘WE KNOW WHERE YOU FUCKING LIVE' released on September 11, 2017. The song got its debut on the first date of the ‘Heaven Upside Down Tour’ in Budapest on July 20.
WARNING. The below music video for the track contains graphic images of sex and violence and is most definitely NSFW.
The new album’s first single was closely followed by the second release ‘Kill4Me’.
Later, Manson released the official music video for 'SAY10', which stars Hollywood actor Johnny Depp (the stars have been friends for a long time and got matching tattoos together). The video features the pair playing the roles of Cain and Abel as they cavort with naked women.
WARNING: On top of the aforementioned nudity, the video features several disturbing scenes of blood and violence and is NSFW.
Manson's latest video - for KILL4ME - also features new best friend Depp and is super NSFW in that the star engages in a threesome after creepily spying on two girls. Here's the video, but you were warned...
The complete tracklist for 'Heaven Upside Down' is as follows:
- Revelation #12
- Tattooed in Reverse
- WE KNOW WHERE YOU FUCKING LIVE
- JE$U$ CRI$IS
- Blood Honey
- Heaven Upside Down
- Threats of Romance
Stay tuned to LineUp for the latest news on Marilyn Manson 2018 appearances and new album ‘Heaven Upside Down’.