99.7 The Blitz Great Summer Smokeout featuring Marilyn Manson, Jonathan Davis & (the) Melvins at Express LIVE on August 4th!
Tickets go on sale Friday, May 4th at 10 AM via TIcketmaster: ticketmaster.com/event/0500549BCCD67239?brand=promowest&camefrom=CFC_LCP_fbevent
EXPRESS LIVE! — Outdoors, Rain or Shine
All Ages / General Admission / $45
Tickets from Marilyn Manson's originally scheduled show at EXPRESS LIVE! from October 8th, 2017 WILL be honored at this event, no exchange necessary.
Tickets from The Melvins originally scheduled show at A&R Music Bar on August 4th, 2018 WILL be honored at this event, no exchange necessary.
Iconic rock frontman Marilyn Manson became a mainstream antihero in the '90s — much to the chagrin of conservative politicians and concerned parents — before settling into a goth elder statesman role in the 2000s with a matured blues-rock reinvention. The self-proclaimed Antichrist Superstar, 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. Jettisoning their drum machine in favor of Sara Lee Lucas, the band's sound began taking on a harder edge, and by 1992 they were among the most popular acts in the South Florida area.
Manson's cult following continued to swell, and the band broke into the mainstream with the release of 1995's Smells Like Children EP, propelled by their hit cover of Eurythmics' «Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This).» Berkowitz quit a short time later and was replaced by guitarist Zim Zum, and the revised group saw their next LP, 1996's Antichrist Superstar, debut at the number three spot on the pop album charts and sell nearly two million copies in the U.S. alone. Produced by Trent Reznor, the multi-platinum Antichrist Superstar became the band's most influential and defining statement. As Manson's popularity grew, so did the furor surrounding him. His concerts were regularly picketed by civic groups, and his music was the subject of widespread attacks from right-wing and religious fronts.
In 2011, during preparation for the release of the band's eighth studio album, drummer Ginger Fish announced he had left the group. Later that same year, Manson premiered a short film in support of the album titled Born Villain. The film, directed by actor Shia La Beouf, was not a music video for a specific track, but a stand-alone short. The album Born Villain, featuring the single «No Reflection,» was released in 2012 and debuted inside the Top Ten. One year later, Manson teamed up with score composer Tyler Bates (Guardians of the Galaxy, John Wick, 300) and began recording what would become The Pale Emperor, which saw release early in 2015 on Loma Vista for the U.S. and Cooking Vinyl internationally. Favored by critics as one of the band's best late-era efforts, the album peaked in the Top Ten of the Billboard 200 and topped the Hard Rock chart. Manson followed The Pale Emperor with another Bates collaboration in 2017. Originally titled Say10, Heaven Upside Down — Manson's tenth album — featured the singles «We Know Where You F****** Live» and «Kill4Me.» Don’t miss Marilyn Manson at EXPRESS LIVE! on August 4th!
Official Website: marilynmanson.com/