Concord Pavilion | Concord, California
Watch the night descend into dissension as two of the biggest names in metal rip up one stage! Slipknot and Marilyn Manson will be leaving carnage in their wake on their mammoth co-headlining tour, which stops off at Concord Pavilion on Monday 13th June! The bands, both famed for their extreme images, wild live shows, and deviant behavior, will be joined by fellow metal band Of Mice and Men – make sure you're there to witness the mischief!
Marilyn Manson is an American rock band from Fort Lauderdale, Ohio. Originally known as Marilyn Manson and the Spooky Kids, the band released its first demo tape in 1990, featuring Brian Warner (vocals), Scott Putesky (guitar) and Brian Tutunick (bass), who took on the stage names of Marilyn Manson, Daisy Berkowitz and Olivia Newton Bundy, respectively. The stage names were created by combining the first name of an iconic female sex symbol and the last name of an iconic serial killer (e.g., Marilyn Monroe and Charles Manson), and were used to represent the dichotomy of the co-existence of good and evil in everyone. The band caught the attention of Nine Inch nails front man Trent Reznor in 1993, and he offered Marilyn Manson a contract with his new label and the opportunity to support Nine Inch Nails on their upcoming headlining tour, which lead to the release of the band's first studio album, Portrait of an American Family. The band's lineup has changed between many of their album releases; the current members of Marilyn Manson are the eponymous lead singer (the only remaining original member), bassist Twiggy Ramirez, guitarist Paul Wiley, keyboardist/percussionist Daniel Fox, and drummer Gil Sharone. They are known for their outlandish makeup and costumes, and for courting controversy with outlandish behaviour both on stage and off, and lyrics that reference sex, violence and drugs. Marilyn Manson has garnered much success over the years: in the US, three of the band's albums have been certified platinum while three more were certified gold, and the band has seen eight of its releases debut in the top ten, including two number-one albums. To date, Marilyn Manson has sold over 50 million records.