Smells Like Children (tour)

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For the EP see Smells Like Children (album)
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Smells Like Children Tour
Tour by Marilyn Manson
Supporting album Smells Like Children
Start date June 1, 1995
End date February 4, 1996
Legs 1
Shows 105
(102 completed, 3 cancelled)
Marilyn Manson tour chronology
Support for Danzig's Danzig 4p Tour
Smells Like Children
Dead To The World Tour

Smells Like Children was the fourth tour Marilyn Manson embarked on, under management of major record label Interscope Records. The tour was, however, the band's second headlining tour, as the band had prior to this toured with Nine Inch Nails for the Self Destruct tour, Danzig for the Support for Danzig's Danzig 4p Tour, and headlined their very first tour a year prior. The band was on the tour from June 1, 1995 until February 4, 1996.



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

  1. "Revelation 9"
  2. "The Hands of Small Children"
  3. "Get Your Gunn"
  4. "Wrapped in Plastic"
  5. "Organ Grinder"
  6. "Snake Eyes and Sissies"
  7. "Dogma"
  8. "Cake and Sodomy"
  9. "Minute of Decay"
  10. "Down in the Park"
  11. "Dope Hat"
  12. "Tourniquet"
  13. "Irresponsible Hate Anthem"
  14. "My Monkey" (with "Dirt" or "Strawberry Fields Forever" intro)
  15. "Cyclops"
  16. "Smells Like Children"
  17. "Lunchbox"
  18. "Rock 'n' Roll Nigger"
  19. "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)"
  20. "Misery Machine"

Opening songs[edit]

Stage persona, attitude, and attire[edit]

Manson with ouija background
  • During "The Smells Like Children (tour)", the background for the shows was a ouija board which read "Marilyn Manson" on the center.
  • During performances of "Dope Hat", Manson wore a hat and used a wooden crutch, similar to Willy Wonka.
  • For all of the tour, Ginger Fish's drum set had a canopy over it made from white cloth.
  • For most performances of "Down in the Park", Manson played guitar during the song's solos.
  • For most performances of "My Monkey", Manson cut himself on stage.
  • For most of the tour, early versions of "Minute of Decay", "Tourniquet" and "Irresponsible Hate Anthem" were performed.
  • Another feature to the stage was the addition of a giant tree from which ventriloquist dummies hung from the branches.
  • The stage was usually set up to accommodate small audiences, as most of the shows took place in clubs, rather than arenas.
  • This was the first Tour in which Manson began using stilts. The band also began their signature bizarre looks during this tour as well, by donning makeup and sexually suggestive clothes (with Manson wearing jock straps to pulling his pants down and with Twiggy beginning his traditional "kinder-whore" cross dressing gimmick).
  • As in previous tours, Manson was regularly seen cutting himself on stage during this tour. He got his main chest scarring from this tour as he got into a heated argument with a crowd member and he broke a bottle and ran it across his chest.

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Location Venue
1995/06/01 Baton Rouge Louisiana Flag-us.png Papa Joe's Rock 'n' Roll Club
1995/06/02 New Orleans Louisiana Flag-us.png Tipitinas
1995/09/12 Tulsa Oklahoma Flag-us.png Cain's Ballroom
1995/09/13 Oklahoma City Oklahoma Flag-us.png Will Rogers Center
1995/09/15 Dallas Texas Flag-us.png Deep Ellum Live
1995/09/16 Houston Texas Flag-us.png Numbers
1995/09/17 Corpus Christi Texas Flag-us.png Johnnyland
1995/09/19 San Antonio Texas Flag-us.png Showcase Special Events
1995/09/20 Austin Texas Flag-us.png The Backroom
1995/09/22 Albuquerque New Mexico Flag-us.png El Rey Theatre
1995/09/23 El Paso Texas Flag-us.png El Paso Metropolis
1995/09/24 Tucson Arizona Flag-us.png The Rock
1995/09/25 Tempe Arizona Flag-us.png Club Rio
1995/09/27 San Diego California Flag-us.png Soma
1995/09/28 Santa Barbara California Flag-us.png Santa Barbara Underground
1995/09/29 Hollywood California Flag-us.png The Palace
1995/10/01 Palo Alto California Flag-us.png The Edge
1995/10/02 San Francisco California Flag-us.png Trocadero Transfer
1995/10/03 Reno Nevada Flag-us.png Easy Street
1995/10/05 Portland Oregon Flag-us.png La Luna
1995/10/06 Seattle Washington Flag-us.png RCKNDY
1995/10/07 Vancouver British Columbia Flag-ca.png New York Theatre
1995/10/10 Denver Colorado Flag-us.png Ogden Theatre
1995/10/12 Wichita Kansas Flag-us.png Rock Island
1995/10/13 Springfield Missouri Flag-us.png Regency Showcase
1995/10/14 Lawrence Kansas Flag-us.png Granada
1995/10/15 Omaha Nebraska Flag-us.png Ranch Bowl
1995/10/17 Grand Rapids Michigan Flag-us.png
1995/10/18 Toledo Ohio Flag-us.png Asylum
1995/10/20 Cincinnati Ohio Flag-us.png Bogarts
1995/10/21 Lakewood Ohio Flag-us.png Phantasy Theatre
1995/10/22 Columbus Ohio Flag-us.png Newport Music Hall
1995/10/23 Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Flag-us.png Metropole
1995/10/25 Buffalo New York Flag-us.png Ogden Street Music Hall
1995/10/26 Rochester New York Flag-us.png Water Street Music Hall
1995/10/27 Toronto Ontario Flag-ca.png Toronto Opera House
1995/10/28 Albany New York Flag-us.png Saratoga Winners
1995/10/30 Providence Rhode Island Flag-us.png Club Babyhead
1995/10/31 Boston Massachusetts Flag-us.png Mama Kin's
1995/11/01 Boston Massachusetts Flag-us.png Mama Kin's
1995/11/03 New York City New York Flag-us.png Irving Plaza
1995/11/04 New York City New York Flag-us.png Irving Plaza
1995/11/05 Philadelphia Pennsylvania Flag-us.png Electric Factory
1995/11/06 Asbury Park New Jersey Flag-us.png Stone Pony
1995/11/08 New Haven Connecticut Flag-us.png Toad's Place
1995/11/09 Washington D.C. USA Flag-us.png The Capitol Ballroom
1995/11/10 Norfolk Virginia Flag-us.png The Boathouse
1995/11/11 Raleigh North Carolina Flag-us.png The Ritz
1995/11/13 Nashville Tennessee Flag-us.png 328 Performance Hall
1995/11/14 Louisville Kentucky Flag-us.png The Brewery
1995/11/15 St. Louis Missouri Flag-us.png Mississippi Nights
1995/11/16 Milwaukee Wisconsin Flag-us.png T.A. Vern's
1995/11/18 Sioux Falls South Dakota Flag-us.png Pomp Room
1995/11/19 Minneapolis Minnesota Flag-us.png Fifth Avenue
1995/11/21 Columbia Missouri Flag-us.png Blue Note
1995/11/22 Chicago Illinois Flag-us.png Cabaret Metro
1995/11/24 Detroit Michigan Flag-us.png Saint Andrew's Hall
1995/11/25 Detroit Michigan Flag-us.png Saint Andrew's Hall
1995/11/26 Toronto Ontario Flag-ca.png Toronto Opera House
1995/11/27 Wilkes Barre Pennsylvania Flag-us.png Mantis Green
1995/11/29 Fayetteville North Carolina Flag-us.png Flaming Mug
1995/11/30 Winston-Salem North Carolina Flag-us.png Ziggy's Tavern
1995/12/01 Wilmington North Carolina Flag-us.png Mad Max's
1995/12/02 Atlanta Georgia Flag-us.png Masquerade
1995/12/04 Charlotte North Carolina Flag-us.png Jeremiah's
1995/12/05 Columbia South Carolina Flag-us.png Rockafella's
1995/12/06 Myrtle Beach South Carolina Flag-us.png Headroom
1995/12/08 Baton Rouge Louisiana Flag-us.png Varsity Theater
1995/12/09 New Orleans Louisiana Flag-us.png Rendon Inn
1995/12/10 Memphis Tennessee Flag-us.png Six-One-Six
1995/12/12 Fort Meyers Florida Flag-us.png Pyramids
1995/12/13 Tampa Florida Flag-us.png Masquerade
1995/12/15 Orlando Florida Flag-us.png The Edge
1995/12/16 Fort Lauderdale Florida Flag-us.png The Edge
1995/12/17 Fort Lauderdale Florida Flag-us.png The Edge
1995/12/28 Cleveland Ohio Flag-us.png Odeon
1995/12/29 Cleveland Ohio Flag-us.png Odeon
1995/12/31 New York City New York Flag-us.png The Academy
1996/01/02 Old Bridge New Jersey Flag-us.png Birch Hill Night Club
1996/01/03 New London Connecticut Flag-us.png El 'n' Gee
1996/01/05 Baltimore Maryland Flag-us.png Hammerjack's
1996/01/06 Allentown Pennsylvania Flag-us.png Starz
1996/01/07 Harrisburg Pennsylvania Flag-us.png Metron
1996/01/08 North Hampton Massachusetts Flag-us.png Pearl Street Nightclub
1996/01/10 Cohoes New York Flag-us.png Saratoga Winners
1996/01/11 Port Chester New York Flag-us.png 7 Willow Street (club)
1996/01/12 Huntington New York Flag-us.png Roxy Music Hall
1996/01/13 Rochester New York Flag-us.png Water Street Music Hall
1996/01/15 Syracuse New York Flag-us.png Lost Horizon
1996/01/16 State College Pennsylvania Flag-us.png Crowbar
1996/01/18 Kalamazoo Michigan Flag-us.png State Theatre
1996/01/19 Toledo Ohio Flag-us.png Toledo Asylum
1996/01/20 Columbus Ohio Flag-us.png Newport Music Hall
1996/01/21 Cincinnati Ohio Flag-us.png Bogart's
1996/01/23 Charlottesville Virginia Flag-us.png Patriot Center
1996/01/25 Knoxville Tennessee Flag-us.png Electric Ballroom
1996/01/26 Memphis Tennessee Flag-us.png Six-One-Six
1996/01/27 Johnson City Tennessee Flag-us.png Nightmoves
1996/01/28 Knoxville Tennessee Flag-us.png Electric Ballroom
1996/01/29 Carborro North Carolina Flag-us.png Cat's Cradle
1996/01/30 Charleston South Carolina Flag-us.png Music Farm
1996/01/31 Tallahassee Florida Flag-us.png The Moon
1996/02/02 Daytona Beach Florida Flag-us.png The Underground
1996/02/03 St. Petersburg Florida Flag-us.png Janus Landing
1996/02/04 Stuart Florida Flag-us.png Playground

Orphaned performances[edit]

Date City Location Venue
1995/06/22 New York City New York Flag-us.png The Jon Stewart Show

Photo gallery[edit]

Main article: 1989-1995 imagery#Live photographs


  • The performance in Memphis, Tennessee on December 10, 1995 was canceled for reasons unknown. They retuned to Memphis January 26, 1996 to make up the canceled show.
  • The performance in Syracuse, New York on January 15th caused a riot with several thousands of dollars worth of damage to the venue.
  • The performance in Johnson City, Tennessee on January 27, 1996 was canceled due to throat problems of vocalist Marilyn Manson.
  • The performance in Knoxville, Tennessee on January 28, 1996 was canceled for reasons unknown.
  • But Marilyn's sexuality isn't always so playful. In an especially visceral rendition of “Sweet Tooth” at Detroit's St. Andrew's Hall, he glares into the eyes of a young female fan and screams, “I want you more when you're afraid...”

was reported as happening in the April 1, 1996 Alternative Press article, MARILYN MANSON Family Values by John Pecorelli. Marilyn Manson performed Detroit's St. Andrew's Hall, November 24 and November 25. There is no verification of which show this occurred.