Marilyn Manson is the lead singer of the band of the same name. Manson is a musician, songwriter, and artist. Known for controversy both on and off the stage, he was interviewed by Michael Moore for the documentary Bowling for Columbine, where he discussed whether his music influenced the Columbine massacre. Marilyn Manson and his band continue to record, and in 2015 they went on tour to support the January 20, 2015 release of The Pale Emperor. Marilyn Manson tickets are available for current and upcoming tour dates. Marilyn Manson was born January 5, 1969 as Brian Hugh Warner. Brian grew up in Canton, Ohio, and attended Heritage Christian School until tenth grade. After graduating from GlenOak Hogh School in 1987, he moved with his parents to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He enrolled at Broward Community College and started working on a degree in journalism. In 1989 Brian Warner met guitarist Scott Putesky, who together with bassist Brian Tutunick recorded their first demo tape. Originally dubbed as Marilyn Manson & the Spooky kids, the band later dropped “the spooky kids”. The band used stage names that combined the name of a female singer and male serial killer. Warner’s stage name was a combination between singer Marilyn Monroe and serial killer Charles Manson. The band continued to grow in popularity until garnering the attention of Nine Inch Nails front man Trent Reznor, founder of Nothing Records.
Since Marilyn Manson and his band released their first album, Marilyn Manson has released nine albums and multiple singles. He has been the center of controversy since the beginning of his career, and has pushed the envelope with both his personal life and musical career. The band has gone through multiple lineup changes since they formed in 1989, with the only constant member being Marilyn Manson.
Marilyn Manson The Pale Emperor and the Hell Not Hallelujah Tour
In late 2013 Marilyn Manson returned to the studio to record their ninth studio album. Over a year later the album, The Pale Emperor was released January 20, 2015 and debuted at number eight on the charts. The Hell Not Hallelujah tour began the next day, on January 21, in support of the recent release of The Pale Emperor. The eight leg tour has numerous shows in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. The lineup for the Hell Not Hellelujah Tour included Twiggy on bass guitar, Tyler Bates on lead guitar, Paul Wiley on rhythm guitar, and Gil Sharone on drums. Bates was replaced by guitarist Paul Wiley when he retired from the tour to pursue other commitments in April. The tour also featured a tour within a tour called The End Times Tour in combination with The Smashing Pumpkins. The tour included multiple dates in North America, and supported Marilyn Manson’s album and the Smashing Pumpkins 2014 release Monuments to an Elegy. Marilyn Manson tickets are still available for upcoming tour dates.