While mass shootings unfortunately haven’t ceased with the 1999 Columbine tragedy, blaming them on Marilyn Manson thankfully has. The world has changed quite a bit since Manson’s Clinton-era reign as shock rock’s tourniquet-clad flag bearer. Don’t expect to see religious groups congregating outside War Memorial Auditorium tonight praying for the souls of teenaged goth revelers inside, where Manson stars in his own traveling dope show. In fact, don’t expect to see many teens there either. What seemed shocking and to some (relative to the size of their steeples) even dangerous in a pre-9/11 world now seems novel; what was once braying and sinister is now campy and cartoonish; and what once transpired on arena stages now goes down in, well, more intimate confines. Also, Manson is now a ripe 44 years old. But that doesn’t mean it won’t still be a killer, or rather dope, show. Come for the laughs, but stay for “The Beautiful People,” Manson’s inevitable encore.
Tue, Jul 9 | 8:00 PM
War Memorial Auditorium