Marilyn Manson's independent touring

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Independent touring
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Tour by Marilyn Manson
Start date April 28, 1990
End date April 23, 1994
Shows 98 verified
Marilyn Manson tour chronology
Independent touring
(1990–1994)
Self Destruct
(1994)

Before embarking on tours under the wing of a major label, Marilyn Manson spent several years performing independently in various Florida locations including Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Miami Beach, Hallandale and Davie; only three shows are known to have been played outside Florida between April 28, 1990 and April 23, 1994. The band was allegedly payed over $300 more than the normal rate for their first gig at the Reunion Room.[1] This was due to Manson's "lesson number one in music-industry manipulation: If you act like a rock star, you will be treated like one."[1] The group billed themselves until August 1992 as Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids, after which the "Spooky Kids" moniker was dropped.

Lineup[edit]

After the band's fourth show,[2] which Manson has described as the band's "first real performance," keyboardist Perry Pandrea (Speck) and bassist Brian Tutunick (Bundy) were fired from Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids. For the next performance they were replaced by Stephen Bier (Gacy), who hadn't yet attained a keyboard so instead played with toy soldiers on stage,[3] and Gein. Interpol's Sam Fogarino was once offered a position in the band, however he declined, much to his father's disappointment.[4] Fogarino later arranged a remix of "If I Was Your Vampire" in 2007.

Songs[edit]

Marilyn Manson at 1994 Slammie Awards.jpg

During the first two years of activity, Marilyn Manson primarily recorded the songs they were known to perform at Florida venues, some which would never be performed live again once the band found mainstream success.

The following list contains the most commonly played songs in the order they were most generally performed:

  1. "Prelude (The Family Trip)"
  2. "Cake and Sodomy"
  3. "The Telephone"
  4. "Meat for a Queen"
  5. "Luci in the Sky with Demons"
  6. "Strange Same Dogma"
  7. "Suicide Snowman"
  8. "Dope Hat"
  9. "Organ Grinder"
  10. "Snake Eyes and Sissies"
  11. "Let Your Ego Die"
  12. "Son of Man"
  13. "Get Your Gunn"
  14. "My Monkey"
  15. "Wrapped in Plastic"
  16. "Learning to Swim"
  17. "Thrift"
  18. "Cyclops"
  19. "I.V.-T.V."
  20. "Junk the Magic Dragon"
  21. "Red (in My) Head"
  22. "She's Not My Girlfriend"
  23. "White Knuckles"
  24. "Dune Buggy"
  25. "People Who Died"
  26. "Lunchbox"
  27. "Misery Machine"

Opening songs[edit]

Stage antics[edit]

During the Spooky Kids era, girls covered in fake blood and animal masks were known to share stages with the band. Manson describes in The Long Hard Road Out of Hell a night where one woman ironed a Nazi flag onstage.[5] Cages and heads of dolls were also strewn across stages. At the band's July 11, 1990 performance, the first 10 people who attended the show with an X across their forehead received a limited Marilyn Manson milk chocolate bar.

Tour dates[edit]

# Date City Location Venue
1 1990/04/28 Miami Beach Florida Flag-us.png Churchill's Hideaway
2 1990/05/03 Fort Lauderdale Florida Flag-us.png The Reunion Room
3 1990/05/30 Fort Lauderdale Florida Flag-us.png Squeeze
4 1990/06/01 Boca Raton Florida Flag-us.png Weekends
5 1990/06/14 Boca Raton Florida Flag-us.png Sinbads[6]
6 1990/06/27 Hallandale Florida Flag-us.png Button South
7 1990/07/04 Miami Beach Florida Flag-us.png Club Nu
8 1990/07/11 Hallandale Florida Flag-us.png Button South
9 1990/07/19 Miami Beach Florida Flag-us.png Washington Square
10 1990/07/27 Fort Lauderdale Florida Flag-us.png The Reunion Room
11 1990/08/11 Hallandale Florida Flag-us.png Button South
12 1990/08/17 Miami Beach Florida Flag-us.png Churchill's Hideaway
13 1990/08/29 Hallandale Florida Flag-us.png Button South
14 1990/09/13 Fort Lauderdale Florida Flag-us.png Squeeze
15 1990/10/26 Boca Raton Florida Flag-us.png Weekends
16 1990/11/15 Fort Lauderdale Florida Flag-us.png Squeeze
17 1990/12/14 Davie Florida Flag-us.png Plus 5 Lounge
18 1990/12/19 Hallandale Florida Flag-us.png Button South
19 1990/12/27 Miami Beach Florida Flag-us.png Washington Square
20 1991/02/07 Hallandale Florida Flag-us.png Button South
21 1991/02/21 Fort Lauderdale Florida Flag-us.png Squeeze
22 1991/02/27 Fort Lauderdale Florida Flag-us.png Squeeze
23 1991/03/21 Hallandale Florida Flag-us.png Button South
24 1991/04/11 Miami Beach Florida Flag-us.png Club Nu
25 1991/04/26 Fort Lauderdale Florida Flag-us.png The Reunion Room
26 1991/05/01 Miami Beach Florida Flag-us.png The Institute
27 1991/05/10 Boca Raton Florida Flag-us.png Weekends
28 1991/05/16 Miami Beach Florida Flag-us.png Club Nu
29 1991/05/30 Hallandale Florida Flag-us.png Button South
30 1991/06/14 Boca Raton Florida Flag-us.png Sinbads
31 1991/06/20 Fort Lauderdale Florida Flag-us.png Squeeze
32 1991/06/27 Hallandale Florida Flag-us.png Button South
33 1991/07/11 Hallandale Florida Flag-us.png Button South
34 1991/07/19 Miami Beach Florida Flag-us.png Washington Square
35 1991/07/25 Miami Beach Florida Flag-us.png Cameo Theatre
36 1991/07/27 Fort Lauderdale Florida Flag-us.png The Reunion Room
37 1991/08/01 Hallandale Florida Flag-us.png Button South
38 1991/08/05 Fort Lauderdale Florida Flag-us.png The Reunion Room
39 1991/08/11 Hallandale Florida Flag-us.png Button South
40 1991/08/15 Sunrise Florida Flag-us.png Purple Grotto
41 1991/08/17 Boca Raton Florida Flag-us.png Weekends
42 1991/08/29 Hallandale Florida Flag-us.png Button South
43 1991/09/13 Fort Lauderdale Florida Flag-us.png Squeeze
44 1991/09/29 Davie Florida Flag-us.png Round Up
45 1991/10/04 Atlanta Georgia Flag-us.png Club Roxy
46 1991/10/09 Fort Lauderdale Florida Flag-us.png Squeeze
47 1991/10/18 Fort Lauderdale Florida Flag-us.png The Reunion Room
48 1991/10/26 Boca Raton Florida Flag-us.png Weekends
49 1991/10/27 Miami Florida Flag-us.png Open Records
50 1991/11/01 Atlanta Georgia Flag-us.png The Cavern
51 1991/11/07 Boca Raton Florida Flag-us.png FAU's Rathskeller
52 1991/11/09 Miami Beach Florida Flag-us.png Washington Square
53 1991/11/16 Miami Beach Florida Flag-us.png Uncle Sam's
54 1991/11/29 Miami Beach Florida Flag-us.png Washington Square
55 1991/12/04 Fort Lauderdale Florida Flag-us.png Squeeze
56 1991/12/19 Hallandale Florida Flag-us.png Button South
57 1991/12/20 Hallandale Florida Flag-us.png Button South
58 1991/12/27 Miami Beach Florida Flag-us.png Washington Square
59 1992/01/16 Hallandale Florida Flag-us.png Button South
60 1992/01/17 Fort Lauderdale Florida Flag-us.png Rosebud's
61 1992/02/01 Hallandale Florida Flag-us.png Button South
62 1992/02/05 Fort Lauderdale Florida Flag-us.png Squeeze
63 1992/02/08 Fort Lauderdale Florida Flag-us.png The Purple Grotto
64 1992/02/16 Coral Springs Florida Flag-us.png Illusions
65 1992/02/21 Tampa Florida Flag-us.png The Ritz/Southeastern Music Conference
66 1992/03/16 Fort Lauderdale Florida Flag-us.png The Reunion Room
67 1992/04/12 Miami Beach Florida Flag-us.png Washington Square
68 1992/04/18 St. Petersburg Florida Flag-us.png ACL Club
69 1992/04/25 St. Petersburg Florida Flag-us.png ACL Club
70 1992/04/26 Tampa Florida Flag-us.png Morrissound Studios
71 1992/05/01 Miami Beach Florida Flag-us.png The Institute
72 1992/05/20 Fort Lauderdale Florida Flag-us.png Squeeze
73 1992/05/30 Miami Beach Florida Flag-us.png Washington Square
74 1992/07/18 Miami Beach Florida Flag-us.png Washington Square
75 1992/07/22 Tampa Florida Flag-us.png Rock-it Club
76 1992/07/31 Davie Florida Flag-us.png Plus 5 Lounge
77 1992/08/01 Davie Florida Flag-us.png Plus 5 Lounge
78 1992/08/12 Fort Lauderdale Florida Flag-us.png Squeeze
79 1992/08/23 Fort Lauderdale Florida Flag-us.png Rosebud's
80 1992/09/25 Davie Florida Flag-us.png Plus 5 Lounge
81 1992/10/14 Fort Lauderdale Florida Flag-us.png Squeeze
82 1992/10/31 Davie Florida Flag-us.png Plus 5 Lounge
83 1992/11/25 Hallandale Florida Flag-us.png Treehouse
84 1992/12/02 Fort Lauderdale Florida Flag-us.png Squeeze
85 1992/12/04 Davie Florida Flag-us.png Plus 5 Lounge
86 1992/12/31 Fort Lauderdale Florida Flag-us.png Squeeze
87 1993/01/17 Fort Lauderdale Florida Flag-us.png Rosebud's
88 1993/02/10 Miami Beach Florida Flag-us.png Washington Square
89 1993/02/13 Davie Florida Flag-us.png Plus 5 Lounge
90 1993/02/24 Davie Florida Flag-us.png Plus 5 Lounge
91 1993/02/26 Fort Lauderdale Florida Flag-us.png Squeeze
92 1993/03/12 Davie Florida Flag-us.png Plus 5 Lounge
93 1993/03/13 Miami Beach Florida Flag-us.png Cactus Cantina
94 1993/04/05 Fort Lauderdale Florida Flag-us.png Rosebud's
95 1993/04/16 Fort Lauderdale Florida Flag-us.png Squeeze
96 1993/04/17 Fort Lauderdale Florida Flag-us.png Squeeze
97 1993/04/29 Tampa Florida Flag-us.png The Ritz Theater/SMC
98 1993/05/01 Davie Florida Flag-us.png Plus 5 Lounge
99 1993/07/15 Davie Florida Flag-us.png Plus 5 Lounge
100 1993/09/17 Miami Beach Florida Flag-us.png Washington Square
101 1993/09/18 Davie Florida Flag-us.png Plus 5 Lounge
102 1993/11/01 Davie Florida Flag-us.png Plus 5 Lounge
103 1993/12/04 Davie Florida Flag-us.png Plus 5 Lounge
104 1993/12/31 Davie Florida Flag-us.png Plus 5 Lounge
105 1994/01/01 Fort Lauderdale Florida Flag-us.png Squeeze
106 1994/02/12 Davie Florida Flag-us.png Plus 5 Lounge
107 1994/02/24 Davie Florida Flag-us.png Plus 5 Lounge
108 1994/03/12 Davie Florida Flag-us.png Plus 5 Lounge
109 1994/04/04 San Francisco California Flag-us.png unknown
110 1994/04/07 Chicago Illinois Flag-us.png Riviera Nightclub
111 1994/04/23 Fort Lauderdale Florida Flag-us.png Squeeze


Notes[edit]

  • The above list of early Marilyn Manson performances are based on flyers and referable resources. A flyer is not proof the show happened; however a page was made for it with a statement saying so. Proof would be a time/date stamped video or an article/review mentioning a specific show. The band often did not begin playing until after midnight so a time/date stamp of August 1, 1992 12:15a.m. would be a July 31, 1992 show.
  • MansonWiki would like to thank Scott Mitchell for his aid beginning in March 2014 with the show dates.
  • Some sources show differing tour dates for the same performance.

Gidget Gein explains in the unauthorized documentary Demystifying the Devil that when he joined the band, he was with them for a few weeks before their performance on July 4, 1990.[7]

Others state Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids' first live performance was an unlisted date in 1989, and that their second show took place in November of the same year. These sources also include nine dates between their purported second show in 1989 and the July 4, 1990 show which Gein claimed to be one of his first live shows with the band. As the band did not perform without a bassist, these mysterious nine dates following bassist Tutunick's termination and the live induction of Gein cannot exist. Other sources state that Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids' first live performance was on April 28, 1990, which supports Gein's account, because the second show and last with Pandrea (Zsa Zsa Speck) and Tutunick took place only weeks before the show on July 4, 1990.

The exact location of the band's July 4, 1990 performance has been questioned. Former guitarist Scott Putesky (Berkowitz) claimed the performance took place at Club Nu in Miami Beach, Florida, and was the first for both Gein and Bier,[8] though alternatively, Gein mentioned that it took place at the back of a trailer in a local trailer park.[7]

Photo gallery[edit]

Video[edit]

Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids (unsigned) 1991 Florida local bands showcase


References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Manson, Marilyn; Strauss, Neil (1998-02-14). The Long Hard Road Out of Hell. ReganBooks. p. 91. ISBN 0-06-098746-4. 
  2. Marilyn Manson claims in The Long Hard Road Out of Hell that Brian Tutunick and Perry Pandrea were fired after the band's second show, however flyers exist which promote two other shows between April 28 and June 1, 1990.
  3. Manson, Marilyn; Strauss, Neil (1998-02-14). The Long Hard Road Out of Hell. ReganBooks. p. 92. ISBN 0-06-098746-4. 
  4. "Interpol open up". Fairfax NZ News. 2010-09-24. http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/music/4162949/Interpol-open-up. Retrieved 2012-05-06. 
  5. Manson, Marilyn; Strauss, Neil (1998-02-14). The Long Hard Road Out of Hell. ReganBooks. p. 116. ISBN 0-06-098746-4. 
  6. sun-sentinel.com mentions "Sinbads" with no apostrophe
  7. 7.0 7.1 Demystifying the Devil. Ventura Distribution. 2000-10-17. 
  8. Lunch Boxes & Choklit Cows. Empire MusicWerks. 2004-04-20. 

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