Rape of the World (tour)
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|Rape of the World Tour|
|World tour by Marilyn Manson|
|Supporting album||Eat Me, Drink Me|
|Start date||May 26, 2007|
|End date||March 2, 2008|
|Marilyn Manson tour chronology|
| Against All Gods
| Rape of the World Tour
| The High End of Low Tour|
Rape of the World was the eleventh tour Marilyn Manson embarked on, under management of major record label Interscope Records. It was also the band's seventh tour to span over multiple legs. The band was on the tour from May 26, 2007 until March 2, 2008.
- Vocals: Marilyn Manson
- Guitar/Backing vocals: Tim Skold (2007/05/26 - 2007/12/12), Rob Holliday 2008/01/19 - 2008/03/02)
- Bass/Backing vocals: Rob Holliday (2007/05/26 - 2007/12/12), Twiggy Ramirez (2008/01/19 - 2008/03/02)
- Keyboards: Chris Vrenna
- Drums: Ginger Fish
The following list contains the most commonly played songs in the order they were most generally performed:
- "Cruci-Fiction in Space"
- "Disposable Teens"
- "You and Me and the Devil Makes 3"
- "Irresponsible Hate Anthem"
- "Great Big White World"
- "Are You the Rabbit?"
- "Mechanical Animals"
- "If I Was Your Vampire"
- "Heart-Shaped Glasses (When the Heart Guides the Hand)"
- "The Love Song"
- "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" (with "Lunchbox" outro)
- "Rock 'n' Roll Nigger"
- "Little Horn"
- "The Fight Song"
- "Putting Holes in Happiness"
- "Just a Car Crash Away"
- "Tainted Love"
- "The Dope Show" (with "Happiness Is a Warm Gun" intro)
- "Rock Is Dead"
- "Coma White" (with "[[|Coma Black|Coma Black (a) Eden Eye]]" outro)
- "The Reflecting God" (with "Track 99" intro)
- "The Beautiful People" (with "Prelude (The Family Trip)" tease and "Baby You're a Rich Man" intro)
- "Antichrist Superstar"
- "The Nobodies"
- "This Is Halloween"
- "EAT ME, DRINK ME"
- "If I Was Your Vampire" (Rape of the World Summer European Tour - Rape of the World Winter European Tour)
- "Cruci-Fiction in Space" (Rape of the World Winter North American Tour)
Stage persona, attitude, and attire
- A microphone in the shape of a knife
- A huge chair for "Are You the Rabbit?"
- Return of the podium from the Dead to the World tour and a bible being burnt midway through the song
- Backgrounds of interactive animations, including:
- - "You and Me and the Devil Makes 3": Video of Manson's mouth singing, created in the style of the iconic red lips of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. the video also contains clips of the Hindenburg disaster.
- - "The Dope Show": A continuously rotating pill with "Eat Me" written on the front and the Cross of Lorraine on the back. Later in the tour, to begin the song, a scan of Manson’s cocaine lined American Express Corporate card (with the numbers changed).
- - "Irresponsible Hate Anthem": A rapid-fire montage of words like "Love", "Hate", "Drugs", "Sex", "God," and "Death," which was later used for the :"The Reflecting God" instead and replaced with a transcription of a news story about a 2007 school shooting in Finland.
- - "Just a Car Crash Away": A heartbeat line from a life support monitor which makes two M's across the screen
- Others include the red eyes with hearts from the Eat Me, Drink Me booklet, and the Les Fleurs du Mal (alternate version) painting.
- A lifted tile with Manson standing on it, performing "The Reflecting God"
- For the beginning of "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)", Manson would often wear illuminated goggles.
- During the first five legs of the tour, during "The Fight Song," the stage was set up like a boxing ring, and Manson wore a boxer's entrance robe. The microphone hung from the ceiling like a ring announcer's microphone.
- In some occasions, a robot of Evan Rachel Wood entered the stage during "Heart-Shaped Glasses (When the Heart Guides the Hand)." The mannequin would push a cart with a birthday cake and a bottle of Mansinthe placed on it. Also on the table is a camera that Manson used to take a Polaroid photo of the Evan robot, which he would then throw into the crowd. In some performances, Manson would take the head off of the mannequin and sing the song to it, and then take the glasses of it and wear them, throwing them into the crowd. He has also removed the mannequin's arms and put them around himself.
- Various samples of old songs like "Sweet Tooth", "Abuse, Part 1" and "Track 99", but also spoken samples of passages from Alice in Wonderland, Lolita and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas are used as interludes while new stage props are set up in between songs.
- On some occasions, the stage is filled with (presumably fake) candles during the opening song "If I Was Your Vampire".
- In several shows, red and black confetti is blown over the crowd during "Heart-Shaped Glasses (When the Heart Guides the Hand)". Also during "The Beautiful People," sometimes white confetti is used.
- During "The Dope Show," the line "the drugs, they say, are made in California" would sometimes be changed to include the name of the city or country it's being performed in (these lyrical changes were not new to this tour however). On most occasions, the name of the city is shown on the screen in the back along with the word "Drugs". A newer addition to the song's performance, beginning at the Halloween show at The Palms, was Manson singing part of The Beatles song, "Happiness is a Warm Gun" before "The Dope Show," and then using the next section of the song as an introduction to "The Reflecting God".
- At the culmination of the show, usually during "The Beautiful People," Manson leaves the stage and performs the song among the crowd by standing on the separation barrier. In an interview with MTV Denmark, Manson said he added the feature "so that the show doesn't become too impersonal".
"Print Mafia" Poster Gallery
- Main article: Print Mafia Poster Gallery
During the winter 2008 leg of Rape of the World many posters were created for shows by the Print Mafia company. Most consisted of:
- Famous icons (Sharon Tate, Marilyn Monroe, Twiggy, etc.) bearing Manson's pink stripe makeup.
- Serial killers (Ted Bundy, Ed Gein, John Wayne Gacy, etc.)
- Political figures (Adolf Hitler, George W. Bush, etc.)
- Religious figures (Jesus, Angel, etc.)
- Infamous news figures (Bonnie and Clyde, etc.)
- Manipulated horror, cult and b-movie posters.
- The Nachtkabarett:Analysis of The Rape Of The World Tour Visuals
- Rape of the World tour dates (SPIN Magazine)