Marilyn Manson Kicks Off New Year with Tour Dates

Marilyn Manson has been on the road fairly consistently this year, and he will start next year out the same way as he announces a month-long tour starting in January.

The new dates will kick off January 18 at the Eagles Ballroom in Milwaukee, and the trek is scheduled to continue through a show at the Club Nokia in Los Angeles on February 21. In between, Manson also will visit Cincinnati, Detroit, Boston, Montreal, Vancouver and San Francisco, among others. The Butcher Babies will open all shows.

The tour will continue to support Born Villain, Manson’s most recent album that was released in May of this year. The album is Manson’s eighth studio album, and the first on his own Cooking Vinyl Records. The record debuted at number 10 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.

“Born Villain” also is the title of a short film Manson produced with actor Shia LeBeouf. The album serves as a soundtrack for the movie.

Born Villain is the title of the new Marilyn Manson album,” Manson wrote on his website by way of explanation. “While looking to experiment in unlikely collaborations, I met Shia, and we spent a long night at my studio. After seeing “Manic,” his short film, which is somewhat inspired by ‘Man Bites Dog,’ I was astonished by his directing ability. So I shared quite a few of my favorite inspirations in art, literature, and obviously… film. I was impressed with how Shia digested my world, and made what I’d like to think, is both an homage and a mockery of the history of Cinema… The score is from my new album, and is, in the words of Macbeth, ‘full of sound and fury.’”

Manson is currently finishing up the Twins of Evil Tour with Rob Zombie, and will take a short break around the holidays before the new tour leg begins.