Marilyn Manson — Presented by 99.7 The Blitz
EXPRESS LIVE! — 405 Neil Ave Columbus, OH 43215
Sunday, October 8, 2017; Doors open at 7:00 PM
$45.00 In Advance & Day of Show
General Admission — All Ages
This show has moved outdoors rain or shine!
Marilyn Manson, the self-proclaimed «Antichrist Superstar,» became a mainstream antihero, much to the chagrin of conservative politicians and concerned parents. His vision of dark, arty, industrial metal pushed many of his singles — including «The Dope Show,» «The Beautiful People,» and a cover of Eurythmics' «Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)» — into the upper reaches of the modern rock charts during the late '90s and early 2000s. Born Brian Warner, Manson was raised in Canton, Ohio. At the age of 18, he relocated to Tampa Bay, Florida, where he worked as a music journalist. In 1989, he became friends with guitarist and fellow outsider Scott Mitchell; the two soon decided to form a band, with Mitchell rechristening himself Daisy Berkowitz and Warner adopting the name Marilyn Manson. With the addition of bassist Gidget Gein and keyboardist Madonna Wayne-Gacy, the group — originally dubbed Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids — began self-releasing cassettes and playing gigs, their gothic stage show notable for Manson's elaborate makeup and homemade special effects.
In 1993, Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor came calling, offering both a contract with his Nothing Records label as well as the chance to open for NIN the following spring; Manson accepted both offers, and the group's debut LP, Portrait of an American Family, appeared during the summer of 1994. With new bassist Twiggy Ramirez replacing Gein, the group's notoriety began to soar. Manson's cult following continued to swell, and the band broke into the mainstream with the release of 1995's Smells Like Children EP. The glam-inspired Mechanical Animals followed in September 1998, becoming the band's first to top the charts. The resulting tour yielded a live album, Last Tour on Earth, one year later.
May 2003 saw the release of The Golden Age of Grotesque, which spent a week atop the album charts and ended up on several critics' year-end Top Ten lists. At the end of September, Manson released a greatest-hits affair titled Lest We Forget. Late in 2005, the band announced that a new album was nearly finished; however, it wasn't until 2007 that Eat Me, Drink Me was released. The record was largely written, performed, and produced by Manson and guitarist/bassist Tim Skold, who left Marilyn Manson's lineup shortly thereafter and was replaced by returning member Twiggy Ramirez. Manson and Ramirez then began writing material for the band's seventh studio album, The High End of Low, which arrived in spring 2009 and reached number four in the charts. Recording began one year later for The Pale Emperor, which saw release early in 2015 on Loma Vista for the U.S. and Cooking Vinyl internationally
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