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Marilyn Manson is one of the most sought after bands in the industrial metal music genre. The group’s music allowed them to taste massive mainstream popularity in the mid 90s. They have also influenced plenty of famous stars including, Disturbed, Skylar Grey, Lil Uzi Vert, Cradle of Filth and Two with the sheer power of their metal sounds. Over the course of twenty four years, Manson has enjoyed incredible success and were included in the list, ‘100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock’ by VH1. Moreover, they have amassed record sales of over fifty million across the globe and entered into the Kerrang! Hall of Fame in 2000.
The Florida-based trio, Marilyn Manson has produced many successful singles and some of them including, Apple of Sodom, Golden Years and Highway to Hell featured in major films. The group is now currently on ‘Heaven Upside Down Tour’, so if you want to see them unleash madness on stage live then grab a pair of Marilyn Manson tickets at your earliest.
The Emergence of Marilyn Manson
Brian Hugh Warner also known as Marilyn Manson was born in Canton, Ohio, in 1969. Growing up, he attended the Episcopal Church and was enrolled in Heritage Christian School where Warner studied from first to tenth grade. He then went to GlenOak High School and later became a student at Broward Community College. Warner then showed his interest in journalism and started to write articles for 25th Parallel, a music magazine.
During his time as a journalist, he met with guitarist Scott Putesky or popularly known as Daisy Berkowitz and formed a group, Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids in 1989. The duo then recruited, Madonna Wayne Gacy, Sara Lee Lucas, Gidget Gein and Twiggy Ramirez and soon, shortened the band’s name to Marilyn Manson. In 1993, the group was signed to the founder and principal songwriter of Nine Inch Nails, Trent Reznor’s label, Nothing Records and a year later, their debut studio album, ‘Portrait of an American Family’ came out. The record was solely produced by Reznor and was awarded gold certification in the United States.
‘Portrait of an American Family’ made a strong impact in the rock music world despite not being charted and received a lot of critical acclaim. It was placed at the sixty eight spot on the list, ‘The 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time’ by Rolling Stone and also made the Guitar World list of ‘Superunknown: 50 Iconic Albums That Defined 1994.’ The record also yielded two singles, Get Your Gunn and Lunchbox out of which the latter reached the fifth spot in Canada and was included in the Metal Hammer’s list of ‘The 100 Best Metal Songs of the 90s.’
Breaking into the Mainstream
Marilyn Manson became internationally popular when the group released their sophomore studio effort, ‘Antichrist Superstar’ on October 8, 1996. This record went on to sell more than seven million copies worldwide and is regarded as one of the best hard rock recordings ever released. It climbed the third spot on the Billboard 200 and spawned a couple of hit singles, Tourniquet and Beautiful People. The latter became a staple of industrial metal and was included in Q’s list of ‘The 1001 Best Songs Ever.’ The track was also nominated for three MTV Video Music Awards under the categories of, ‘Best Rock Video,’ ‘Best Special Effects’ and ‘Best Art Direction’ and was covered by artists like Lester Bowie and Avril Lavigne.
‘Antichrist Superstar’ is a masterpiece which has been listed in many books including, ‘Albums: 50 Years of Great Recordings,’ ‘1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die’ and ‘1,000 Records to Hear Before You Die.’ Plus, it appeared in the Classic Rock’s ‘Albums of the Year’ list and also made the Rolling Stone’s list of the ‘The Essential Recordings of the ‘90s.’
On September 15, 1998, Marilyn Manson dropped their first number-one studio record, ‘Mechanical Animals.’ The album recorded platinum level sales in the United States, Canada and New Zealand. It impressed the critics and many publications including, Rolling Stone, The Los Angeles Times and Entertainment Weekly published positive reviews about the album. In addition, the record offered a single, The Dope Show which earned the group their first Grammy nomination for, ‘Best Hard Rock Performance’ in 1999. Written by Warner, the track peaked at the twelfth spot on the Alternative Songs chart and was certified gold in Sweden.
Following the release of the record, Marilyn Manson set out on the ‘Mechanical Animals Tour’ in support of their third studio effort. The trek began in June of 1998 and concluded in January of 1999 after performing several gigs throughout Europe, North America, Asia and Oceania.
Ushering a New Era of Industrial Metal
Marilyn Manson churned out their last record of the millennium titled, ‘Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death)’ on November 14, 2000. It received four and a half stars out of five from AllMusic and was awarded gold certification in the US, Canada and UK. The album helped them usher a new era of industrial metal and featured a single, Disposable Teens which appeared in the film, ‘Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2’. It also ranked at the seventy third spot on the list, ‘100 Greatest Singles of All Time’ by Kerrang!
A couple of years later, Manson produced an original score for the film, ‘Resident Evil’ and soon, hit the studios to begin work on their next studio project. In 2003, the band spawned their fifth studio LP, ‘The Golden Age of Grotesque’ which became their second record to debut atop the Billboard 200. The album went gold in eight countries and was supported by a Grammy nominated single, mOBSCENE.
The group then released two more studio efforts in the late 2000s titled, ‘Eat Me, Drink Me’ and ‘The High End of Low.’ Both albums were met with great critical reviews and became top 10 hits in the United States, Austria, Canada, Finland, France and Switzerland.
Can’t Slow Them Down
Marilyn Manson’s eighth studio album, ‘Born Villain’ shows why they are hailed as the icons of industrial rock. Released on April 15, 2012, the album showcases the group’s collective talents including Warner’s strong vocal skills which were praised by many publications. The record won the Revolver Golden Award for ‘Rock Album of the Year’ and yielded a single, No Reflection which was played during the end credits of ‘Chernobyl Diaries’ an American disaster horror film.
After three years, Manson created headlines again with their ninth studio LP, ‘The Pale Emperor.’ It earned the group their first nomination for the Alternative Press Music Award under the category of ‘Album of the Year’ and was mentioned by Rolling Stone in its lists of the ’50 Best Albums of 2015’ and ’20 Best Metal Albums of 2015.’ Co-produced by Tyler Bates, the album charted at the eighth spot in the United States and received 5/5 stars from Revolver.
Marilyn Manson Tour Tickets
On October 6, 2017, Marilyn Manson came out with their latest record to date, ‘Heaven Upside Down.’ The record offered nothing but rocking hits including, Kill4Me which peaked at the fifth spot on the Mainstream Rock chart. Moreover, Loudwire ranked this album at the eleventh spot on their list, 25 Best Hard Rock Albums of 2017.’
Marilyn Manson is now touring in support of ‘Heaven Upside Down.’ The group started the trek in Europe with a show at the Budapest Park on July 20, 2017. As of now, they are trekking through North America and are scheduled to perform their last show on May 5, 2018, before heading out to Europe. Manson will be wrapping up the road trip on June 30, 2018.
The Marilyn Manson tour tickets are currently in stock, so get them as soon as possible if you want to be among the lucky ones to enjoy their performance live.