On September 13–14, 2002, his first art show, The Golden Age of Grotesque, was held at the Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions center. Manson revealed a series of 20 paintings in 2010 entitled Genealogies of Pain, an exhibition showcased at Vienna’s Kunsthalle gallery, which the artist collaborated on with David Lynch.
Manson and guitarist Scott Putesky formed Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids following conversations at the Reunion Room in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 1989.
The name was later shortened to Marilyn Manson. While with The Spooky Kids, Manson was involved with Jeordie White (also known as Twiggy Ramirez) and Stephen Gregory Bier Jr. (also known as Madonna Wayne Gacy) in two side-projects: Satan on Fire, a faux-Christian metal ensemble where he played bass guitar, and drums in Mrs. Scabtree, a collaborative band formed with White and then girlfriend Jessicka (vocalist with the band Jack Off Jill) as a way to combat contractual agreements that prohibited Marilyn Manson from playing in certain clubs.
In 1993, the band drew the attention of Trent Reznor. Reznor produced their 1994 debut album, Portrait of an American Family and released it on his Nothing Records label.
The band began to develop a cult following, which grew larger on the Downward Spiral Tour that featured Nine Inch Nails and Jim Rose Circus along with the release of Smells Like Children in 1995. That EP yielded the band’s first big MTV hit with “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This),” a cover of the 1983 Eurythmics hit. Antichrist Superstar (co-produced by Trent Reznor) was an even greater success.
In the U.S. alone, three of the band’s albums have been awarded two platinum and three more went gold, and the band has had seven releases debut in the top ten, including two number-one albums. Manson first worked as a producer with the band Jack Off Jill.
He helped name the band and produced most of the band’s early recordings, and also played guitar on the song “My Cat” and had the band open most of his South Florida shows. Manson later wrote the liner notes to the band’s album Humid Teenage Mediocrity 1992–1996, a collection of early Jack Off Jill recordings.
Manson has appeared as a guest performer on DMX’s album Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood and on Godhead’s 2000 Years of Human Error album – the only album released on his vanity label Posthuman. In 2011 it was revealed that Manson was to appear on the singer Skylar Grey’s album Invinsible on the track entitled “Can’t Haunt Me”. Manson released his eighth studio album, Born Villain, in May 2012.
On November 10, 2014, Manson posted via his official Facebook page that his ninth studio album, The Pale Emperor, would be released on January 20, 2015.
On August 15, 2015, Manson had New Orleans brass ensemble the Soul Rebels perform “Beautiful People” with him live in Japan at the Summer Sonic Music Festival.
Shooter Jennings’ album “Countach (For Giorgio)” features Manson performing guest vocals on a cover of David Bowie’s “Cat People (Putting Out Fire)”. The album was released on February 26, 2016.
Portrait of an American Family (1994)
Antichrist Superstar (1996)
Mechanical Animals (1998)
Holy Wood (2000)
The Golden Age of Grotesque (2003)
Eat Me, Drink Me (2007)
The High End of Low (2009)
Born Villain (2012)
The Pale Emperor (2015)
1992 Nine Inch Nails – Broken – “Gave Up”
1997 Rasputina – Transylvanian Regurgitations – “Transylvanian Concubine (The Manson Mix)”
1998 DMX – Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood – “The Omen (Damien II)”
2000 Eminem – The Way I Am – “The Way I Am (Danny Lohner & Marilyn Manson remix)”
2001 Godhead – 2000 Years of Human Error – “Break You Down”
2002 Linkin Park – Reanimation – “Buy Myself [Manson Remix] (remix of By Myself by Marilyn Manson)”
2009 Lady Gaga – LoveGame / The Remix – “LoveGame (Chew Fu GhettoHouse Fix)”
2013 Skylar Grey – Can’t Haunt Me – “Can’t Haunt Me”
2013 Avril Lavigne – Avril Lavigne – “Bad Girl”
2013 Mr. Oizo – Amicalement EP – “Solid (feat. Marilyn Manson)”
2014 Emigrate – Silent So Long – “Hypothetical (feat. Marilyn Manson)”
2015 Marilyn Manson Guest DJ On “IHeartRadio”
2016 Shooter Jennings “Cat People (David Bowie Cover) (feat. Marilyn Manson)”
1996–1997 Dead to the World Tour: Began October 3, 1996, in Kalamazoo, MI, and ended on September 16, 1997, in Mexico City, Mexico. Supporting acts included: NY Loose, Fluffy, Drill, Hocico, L7, Rasputina, Pist.on, and Helmet.
1998–1999 Mechanical Animals Tour: Opened up October 25, 1998, in Lawrence, KS, and finished January 31, 1999, in Perth, Australia. Manson experienced major protest from legislation during this time.
1999 Support for Hole’s Beautiful Monsters Tour: Started February 28 in Spokane, WA and ended March 14 in Los Angeles, CA.
1999 Rock Is Dead Tour: Started March 21 in Houston, TX, and ended on August 8 in Fuji-Yoshida, Japan. Supporting acts included: Hole, Jack Off Jill, Monster Magnet, and Nashville Pussy. The last 5 shows had to be cancelled due to the Columbine incident’s backlash.
2000–2001 Guns, God and Government Tour: Began on October 27, 2000, in Minneapolis, MN, until September 2, 2001, in Hildesheim, Germany. Supporting acts included: Godhead, The Union Underground, Disturbed, and Professional Murder Music.
2003 Grotesk Burlesk Tour: Began March 29 in Lisbon, Portugal, and ended on December 27 in Auburn Hills, MI. Supporting acts included: Apocalyptica, Mudvayne, Peaches, and Queen Adreena.
2004–2005 Against All Gods Tour: Started October 27, 2004, in Las Vegas, NV, and ended in Dublin, Ireland, on August 31, 2005.
2007–2008 Rape of the World Tour: Opened May 26, 2007 in Landgraaf, Netherlands and finished March 2, 2008 in Houston, TX.
2009 The High End of Low Tour: Started June 3 in Brno, Czech Republic, and ended December 21 in Paris, France.
2012–2013 Hey, Cruel World… Tour and Twins of Evil Tour: Began in Brisbane, Australia, on February 24, 2012, and wrapped up in Las Vegas, NV, on February 23, 2013.
2013 Masters of Madness Tour: Duration was from May 29 in San Antonio, CA to July 21 in Rockford, IL. Supporting act included Alice Cooper.
2013 Marilyn Manson 2013 North American Tour: The tour started in Milwaukee, WI, and wrapped up in Las Vegas, NV. Alice Cooper performed alongside Marilyn Manson during the majority of this tour.
2014 Summer 2014 Tour 2014/06/27 Moscow, Russia – 2014/08/14 Gampel-Bratsch, Switzerland.
2015 Hell Not Hallelujah Spring Tour: The tour began in Washington, DC, on January 21 and wrapped up in Las Vegas, NV, on February 14.
2015 Co-Headlining North American 2015 End Times Tour With The Smashing Pumpkins: The tour began in Concord, CA, at the Concord Pavilion on July 7 and wrapped with a concert in Cincinnati, OH, at the Riverbend Music Center on August 8.
2015 Hell Not Hallelujah Fall Tour: The tour started in Santa Ana, CA on October 20 and ended in Shreveport, LA on November 1.
2016 Slipknot / Marilyn Manson / Of Mice & Men 2016 Summer Tour: The tour begins in Salt Lake City, Utah and ends off in St.Louis, Missouri.
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