Grotesk Burlesk (tour)
|Grotesk Burlesk Tour|
|World tour by Marilyn Manson|
|Supporting album||The Golden Age of Grotesque|
|Start date||May 29, 2003|
|End date||January 3, 2004 (cancelled)|
|Shows|| 106 |
(99 completed, 7 cancelled)
|Marilyn Manson tour chronology|
| Guns, God and Government
| Grotesk Burlesk
| Against All Gods|
- This article is about the tour. For the tour book, see Grotesk Burlesk (book).
Grotesk Burlesk was the ninth tour Marilyn Manson embarked on, under management of major record label Interscope Records. It was also the band's fifth tour to span over multiple legs. The band was on the tour from May 29, 2003 until December 27 2003.
The stage would be set up in a series of platforms. The stage was set to resemble that of vaudeville, burlesque stage and a 1930's stage. During performances of "The Fight Song" Manson sings at a podium and he would often wear a hat with ears similar to that of Mickey Mouse and he also donned black face. At the end of the performance of "The Golden Age of Grotesque", Manson played saxophone. During performances of "The Dope Show", Manson would wear elongated arms, which he would swing in a marching manner as he walked and they were designed by Rudy Coby. A robotic mannequin was used for performances of "Tourniquet". Manson used to be elevated high above the stage during performances of "Para-noir", much like he did with performances of "Cruci-Fiction in Space" on the Guns, God and Government Tour and during performances of "Para-noir", two women accompanied Manson in singing while dressed as if they were conjoined. In other songs, they danced for "mOBSCENE" and "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)", and performed piano for "The Golden Age of Grotesque" and floor toms for "Doll-Dagga Buzz-Buzz Ziggety-Zag". Some performances, such as The Dope Show featured paintings by Manson.
- Marilyn Manson – vocals, saxophone
- John 5 – guitar, bass
- Tim Skold – basses
- Madonna Wayne Gacy – keyboards, percussions, programming
- Ginger Fish – drums
- Andrea Sikie and Vanessa Huntoon – additional percussions, vocals, piano, dancing tour guests
- Peaches - vocals
- Queen Adreena
The following list contains the most commonly played songs in the order they were most generally performed:
- "This Is the New Shit"
- "Disposable Teens"
- "Irresponsible Hate Anthem"
- "Astonishing Panorama of the Endtimes"
- "Use Your Fist and Not Your Mouth"
- "Great Big White World"
- "Rock Is Dead" (with "Lunchbox, (Spoken)" and "1996" (Spoken) intro)
- "Tainted Love"
- "The Dope Show" (with "Baboon Rape Party" intro)
- "The Golden Age of Grotesque"
- "Doll-Dagga Buzz-Buzz Ziggety-Zag"
- "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" (with "The Reflecting God" outro)
- "Rock 'n' Roll Nigger" (feat Peaches)
- "The Fight Song" (with "Obsequey (The Death of Art)" and "It's a Small World" intro)
- "The Beautiful People"
- "Better of Two Evils"
- "Disposable Teens" (2003/05/29 Lisbon, Portugal, 2003/05/31 Derby, England and few others)
- "This Is the New Shit"
- Two live dancers (named Andrea Sikie and Vanessa Huntoon) were heavily featured during the tour. The dancers were dressed with latex prosthetic breastplates and vaginas. For performances of Disposable Teens, both dancers played Hitler Jugend (Hitler Youth) styled floor toms whilst wearing SS Nazi uniforms and Official Marilyn Manson Masks. They sung for Para-noir, performed piano for "The Golden Age of Grotesque", danced for "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)", and played floor toms once more for "Doll-Dagga Buzz-Buzz Ziggety-Zag". The dancers were also featured for performances of "mOBSCENE", wearing outfits and makeup similar to those seen in the music video.
- During performances of "The Fight Song", Manson performed from a Antichrist Superstar-esque podium adorned with a Mickey Mouse styled Totenkopf, instead of the traditional "shock symbol". Another podium was used as well, although it was white, resembled the bow of a ship and adorned with the bands new "MM" logo. Manson would often wear a hat with ears similar to that of Mickey Mouse. He also donned black face for this song as well as "The Beautiful People".
- For performances of "mOBSCENE", Manson would often wear an elongated asymmetrical top hat, designed by Irish milliner, Philip Treacy.
- During performances of "The Golden Age of Grotesque", Manson would often wear a bowler hat and played a saxophone during the end of the song, in an off-key screeching manner. Also during this song, Tim Skold would often switch out his Gretsch Broadkaster bass and perform the song using a King doublebass.
- During performances of "The Dope Show", Manson would wear elongated arms, which he would swing in a marching manner as he walked. They were designed by Rudy Coby. For most performances, red confetti would also shower the audience during this song.
- During the interlude for "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)", Manson would often drink from a bottle of Moët & Chandon champagne. On occasion, he would spit/ pour champagne into the crowd and pour it on the dancers. He would also interact with one of them by inserting his microphone into one of their prosthetic vaginas and begin to sing from it.
- A robotic mannequin, (which resembled Dita Von Teese) also designed by Rudy Coby, was used for performances of "Tourniquet". The mannequin would often push a cart with a bottle of absinthe placed on it. Manson would often disassemble it by removing it's arms and placing them on the cart whilst singing to it.
- Manson would be elevated high above the stage during performances of "Para-noir", much like he did with performances of "Cruci-Fiction in Space" on the Guns, God and Government tour.
- The stage would be set up in a series of platforms. The stage was set to resemble that of vaudeville, burlesque stage and a 1930's stage.
- The stage amplifiers would be adorned with a series of protruding mannequin legs, clad with high heels in a fan-shaped fashion, or phonographs which rested atop the speakers.
- For an unknown performance during the tour, Manson used an apparatus designed to give him the illusion of having three legs. Although no photo or video evidence of it currently exists, Manson was also said to have used an illusion that gave him the appearance of having two heads.
- "For The Record: Quick News On Marilyn Manson And Jean Paul Gaultier, Bone Crusher, Cam'ron, Pearl Jam, Jimi Hendrix & More". MTV News. 2003-04-28. http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1471565/.jhtml. Retrieved 2011-03-12.
- "Fashion Rocks Red Carpet". Style Magazine. http://web.archive.org/web/20071016154730/http://www.style.com/peopleparties/search/slideshow/person2592?iphoto=8. Retrieved 2011-03-12.