1994/10/18 Salt Lake City, UT
|October 18, 1994|
|Performance by Marilyn Manson|
|Location||Delta Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA|
|Tour||Further Down the Spiral|
|Tour leg||North America|
|Performers||Marilyn Manson, Daisy Berkowitz, Twiggy Ramirez, Madonna Wayne Gacy, Sara Lee Lucas|
|Supporting||Nine Inch Nails|
Prior to the October 18, 1994 Salt Lake City, Utah performance, Manson's opening slot was revoked by Delta Center owner Larry H. Miller and Mayor Deedee Corradini citing some of the stage theatrics and dialogue including sexual devices on stage and merchandise with slogans including, "Warning, Heavy Metal Music contains satanic messages that will kill God in your impressionable teenage minds. As a result, you will be convinced to kill your mom and dad, and eventually, in all act of hopeless, suicidal, 'rock and roll' behaviour(sic), you will kill yourself. Please, burn your records while there is still hope."
Manson's reply: "this statement is simply a sardonic look at the level of absurdity political correctness has reached and right-wing Christian America's attempt to scapegoat rock 'n' roll for problems that originate within its own masochistic family structure. In short, it is a mirror. Sometimes your own reflection is the hardest thing to face."
In defiance, Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor allowed Marilyn Manson to appear on stage where he promptly tore apart a Mormon bible, tossed the pieces to the audience and asked, "Do you let him (meaning God) run your lives?" to the cheering fans. In response, Delta Center's area manager, Scott Williams, said he would never book the band again; however, Marilyn Manson did play Salt Lake City again.
- Marilyn Manson – speech
- Iwasaki, Scott (1994-10-20). "NAILS LEADER UPSET OVER BAN OF BAND". Deseret News. http://www.http://www.deseretnews.com/article/382489/NAILS-LEADER-UPSET-OVER-BAN-OF-BAND.html. Retrieved 2014-03-24.
- The NIN Hotline