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
1990/04/28 Miami Beach Florida Flag-us.png Churchill's Hideaway
1990/05/03 Fort Lauderdale Florida Flag-us.png The Reunion Room
1990/05/30 Fort Lauderdale Florida Flag-us.png Squeeze
1990/06/01 Boca Raton Florida Flag-us.png Weekends
1990/06/14 Boca Raton Florida Flag-us.png Sinbads[6]
1990/06/27 Hallandale Florida Flag-us.png Button South
1990/07/04 Miami Beach Florida Flag-us.png Club Nu
1990/07/11 Hallandale Florida Flag-us.png Button South
1990/07/19 Miami Beach Florida Flag-us.png Washington Square
1990/07/27 Fort Lauderdale Florida Flag-us.png The Reunion Room
1990/08/11 Hallandale Florida Flag-us.png Button South
1990/08/17 Miami Beach Florida Flag-us.png Churchill's Hideaway
1990/08/29 Hallandale Florida Flag-us.png Button South
1990/09/13 Fort Lauderdale Florida Flag-us.png Squeeze
1990/10/26 Boca Raton Florida Flag-us.png Weekends
1990/11/15 Fort Lauderdale Florida Flag-us.png Squeeze
1990/12/14 Davie Florida Flag-us.png Plus 5 Lounge
1990/12/19 Hallandale Florida Flag-us.png Button South
1990/12/27 Miami Beach Florida Flag-us.png Washington Square
1991/02/07 Hallandale Florida Flag-us.png Button South
1991/02/21 Fort Lauderdale Florida Flag-us.png Squeeze
1991/02/27 Fort Lauderdale Florida Flag-us.png Squeeze
1991/03/21 Hallandale Florida Flag-us.png Button South
1991/04/11 Miami Beach Florida Flag-us.png Club Nu
1991/04/26 Fort Lauderdale Florida Flag-us.png The Reunion Room
1991/05/01 Miami Beach Florida Flag-us.png The Institute
1991/05/10 Boca Raton Florida Flag-us.png Weekends
1991/05/16 Miami Beach Florida Flag-us.png Club Nu
1991/05/30 Hallandale Florida Flag-us.png Button South
1991/06/14 Boca Raton Florida Flag-us.png Sinbads
1991/06/20 Fort Lauderdale Florida Flag-us.png Squeeze
1991/06/27 Hallandale Florida Flag-us.png Button South
1991/07/11 Hallandale Florida Flag-us.png Button South
1991/07/19 Miami Beach Florida Flag-us.png Washington Square
1991/07/25 Miami Beach Florida Flag-us.png Cameo Theatre
1991/07/27 Fort Lauderdale Florida Flag-us.png The Reunion Room
1991/08/01 Hallandale Florida Flag-us.png Button South
1991/08/05 Fort Lauderdale Florida Flag-us.png The Reunion Room
1991/08/11 Hallandale Florida Flag-us.png Button South
1991/08/15 Sunrise Florida Flag-us.png Purple Grotto
1991/08/17 Boca Raton Florida Flag-us.png Weekends
1991/08/29 Hallandale Florida Flag-us.png Button South
1991/09/13 Fort Lauderdale Florida Flag-us.png Squeeze
1991/09/29 Davie Florida Flag-us.png Round Up
1991/10/04 Atlanta Georgia Flag-us.png Club Roxy
1991/10/09 Fort Lauderdale Florida Flag-us.png Squeeze
1991/10/18 Fort Lauderdale Florida Flag-us.png The Reunion Room
1991/10/26 Boca Raton Florida Flag-us.png Weekends
1991/10/27 Miami Florida Flag-us.png Open Records
1991/11/01 Atlanta Georgia Flag-us.png The Cavern
1991/11/07 Boca Raton Florida Flag-us.png FAU's Rathskeller
1991/11/09 Miami Beach Florida Flag-us.png Washington Square
1991/11/16 Miami Beach Florida Flag-us.png Uncle Sam's
1991/11/29 Miami Beach Florida Flag-us.png Washington Square
1991/12/04 Fort Lauderdale Florida Flag-us.png Squeeze
1991/12/19 Hallandale Florida Flag-us.png Button South
1991/12/20 Hallandale Florida Flag-us.png Button South
1991/12/27 Miami Beach Florida Flag-us.png Washington Square
1992/01/16 Hallandale Florida Flag-us.png Button South
1992/01/17 Fort Lauderdale Florida Flag-us.png Rosebud's
1992/02/01 Hallandale Florida Flag-us.png Button South
1992/02/05 Fort Lauderdale Florida Flag-us.png Squeeze
1992/02/08 Fort Lauderdale Florida Flag-us.png The Purple Grotto
1992/02/16 Coral Springs Florida Flag-us.png Illusions
1992/02/21 Tampa Florida Flag-us.png The Ritz/Southeastern Music Conference
1992/03/16 Fort Lauderdale Florida Flag-us.png The Reunion Room
1992/04/12 Miami Beach Florida Flag-us.png Washington Square
1992/04/18 St. Petersburg Florida Flag-us.png ACL Club
1992/04/25 St. Petersburg Florida Flag-us.png ACL Club
1992/04/26 Tampa Florida Flag-us.png Morrissound Studios
1992/05/01 Miami Beach Florida Flag-us.png The Institute
1992/05/20 Fort Lauderdale Florida Flag-us.png Squeeze
1992/05/30 Miami Beach Florida Flag-us.png Washington Square
1992/07/18 Miami Beach Florida Flag-us.png Washington Square
1992/07/22 Tampa Florida Flag-us.png Rock-it Club
1992/07/31 Davie Florida Flag-us.png Plus 5 Lounge
1992/08/01 Davie Florida Flag-us.png Plus 5 Lounge
1992/08/12 Fort Lauderdale Florida Flag-us.png Squeeze
1992/08/23 Fort Lauderdale Florida Flag-us.png Rosebud's
1992/09/25 Davie Florida Flag-us.png Plus 5 Lounge
1992/10/14 Fort Lauderdale Florida Flag-us.png Squeeze
1992/10/31 Davie Florida Flag-us.png Plus 5 Lounge
1992/11/25 Hallandale Florida Flag-us.png Treehouse
1992/12/02 Fort Lauderdale Florida Flag-us.png Squeeze
1992/12/04 Davie Florida Flag-us.png Plus 5 Lounge
1992/12/31 Fort Lauderdale Florida Flag-us.png Squeeze
1993/01/17 Fort Lauderdale Florida Flag-us.png Rosebud's
1993/02/10 Miami Beach Florida Flag-us.png Washington Square
1993/02/13 Davie Florida Flag-us.png Plus 5 Lounge
1993/02/24 Davie Florida Flag-us.png Plus 5 Lounge
1993/02/26 Fort Lauderdale Florida Flag-us.png Squeeze
1993/03/12 Davie Florida Flag-us.png Plus 5 Lounge
1993/03/13 Miami Beach Florida Flag-us.png Cactus Cantina
1993/04/05 Fort Lauderdale Florida Flag-us.png Rosebud's
1993/04/16 Fort Lauderdale Florida Flag-us.png Squeeze
1993/04/17 Fort Lauderdale Florida Flag-us.png Squeeze
1993/04/29 Tampa Florida Flag-us.png The Ritz Theater/SMC
1993/05/01 Davie Florida Flag-us.png Plus 5 Lounge
1993/07/15 Davie Florida Flag-us.png Plus 5 Lounge
1993/09/17 Miami Beach Florida Flag-us.png Washington Square
1993/09/18 Davie Florida Flag-us.png Plus 5 Lounge
1993/11/01 Davie Florida Flag-us.png Plus 5 Lounge
1993/12/04 Davie Florida Flag-us.png Plus 5 Lounge
1993/12/31 Davie Florida Flag-us.png Plus 5 Lounge
1994/01/01 Fort Lauderdale Florida Flag-us.png Squeeze
1994/02/12 Davie Florida Flag-us.png Plus 5 Lounge
1994/02/24 Davie Florida Flag-us.png Plus 5 Lounge
1994/03/12 Davie Florida Flag-us.png Plus 5 Lounge
1994/04/04 San Francisco California Flag-us.png unknown
1994/04/07 Chicago Illinois Flag-us.png Riviera Nightclub
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]

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. 

See also[edit]

Marilyn Manson live
Live band Marilyn MansonTwiggyTyler BatesGil SharonePaul WileyDaniel Fox
Tours Independent touringSelf DestructFurther Down the SpiralPortrait of an American FamilySupport for Danzig's Danzig 4p TourSmells Like ChildrenDead to the WorldMechanical AnimalsSupport for Hole's Beautiful Monsters TourRock Is DeadGuns, God and GovernmentGrotesk BurleskAgainst All GodsRape of the WorldThe High End of LowHey, Cruel World...Twins of EvilMaster of MadnessSummer 2014 TourThe Hell Not Hallelujah TourThe End Times Tour2016 Tour2017 Tour
Live albums Live as HellThe Last Tour on Earth
Tour documentaries Dead to the WorldGod Is in the T.V.Guns, God and Government World Tour (The Death Parade)Guns, God, and Government – Live in L.A.Fifth video album