According to a review in the Macomb Daily, the show went a lot smoother than the last time the pair played the same venue in 2012, an infamous gig in which Manson threatened to “beat [Zombie’s] ass” and Zombie called Manson a “punk-ass bitch.”
Among the two headliners, Manson took the stage first, with Zombie reportedly watching a good portion of the set from the side of the stage. Manson kicked off his set with “Irresponsible Hate Anthem,” one of four songs he would perform off his 1996 Antichrist Superstar album.
Surprisingly, Manson’s set was a fairly light on songs from his latest disc, 2017’s Heaven Upside Down, as he and his eponymous band only performed the singles “Kill4Me” and “Say10” off the album.
The set featured two encores, the first featuring “Antichrist Superstar” and “The Beautiful People,” and the second closing out the gig with a cover of “Cry Little Sister” off the soundtrack to The Lost Boys.
Zombie, meanwhile, opened up his set with “Meet the Creeper,” off his 1998 solo debut Hellbilly Deluxe, which was well represented with four songs during the night. Other highlights included a pair of White Zombie hits — “More Human Than Human” and “Thunder Kiss ’65” — and the set-closer “Dragula.”
As promised, Manson joined Zombie for their first live performance together of The Beatles’ “Helter Skelter,” which the pair unleashed as a recorded single yesterday to mark the start of the tour. The performance was backed by a video homage to late convicted murderer Charles Manson, who was greatly inspired by the Beatles classic.
Check out full setlists below, as well as fan-filmed video of select performances, including the aforementioned “Helter Skelter” cover.
Marilyn Manson Setlist:
Irresponsible Hate Anthem
Angel With the Scabbed Wings
This Is the New Shit
The Dope Show
Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) (Eurythmics cover)
The Beautiful People
Cry Little Sister (Gerard McMann cover)
Rob Zombie Setlist:
Meet the Creeper
Well, Everybody’s F–king in a U.F.O.
Living Dead Girl
In the Age of the Consecrated Vampire We All Get High
Dead City Radio and the New Gods of Supertown
More Human Than Human (White Zombie song)
The Hideous Exhibitions of a Dedicated Gore Whore
Guitar Solo (Zombie walked into the crowd to greet fans)
Thunder Kiss ’65 (White Zombie song)
Helter Skelter (The Beatles cover) (performed with Marilyn Manson
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Rob Zombie & Marilyn Manson remaining summer 2018 tour dates:
07/14 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
07/15 – Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
07/17 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
07/18 – Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
07/20 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veteran’s United Home Loans Amphitheatre
07/21 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
07/24 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
07/25 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Keybank Pavilion
07/26 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
08/01 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte
08/02 – Myrtle Beach, SC @ House Of Blues Myrtle Beach
08/04 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live!
08/05 – Louisville, KY @ Palace Theater
08/07 – Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health At Jones Beach Theater
08/08 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
08/09 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
08/11 – Hartford, CT @ The Xfinity Theatre
08/12 – Darien Lake, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheatre
08/14 – Atlanta, GA @ Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
08/16 – Dallas, TX @ Starplex Pavilion
08/17 – Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheatre
08/18 – Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
08/20 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center Arena
08/22 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Usana Amphitheatre
08/24 – Chula Vista, CA @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
08/25 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
08/26 – Phoenix, AZ @ AK-Chin Pavilion
08/28 – Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion
08/29 – Irvine, CA @ Fivepoint Amphitheatre