July 13, 2012


Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie Team for "Twins of Evil" Tour

Martin Philbey / Kevin Mazur
Martin Philbey / Kevin Mazur

Well, this will be fun: Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie are teaming up this fall for the "Twins of Evil" tour. Sounds... evil. It kicks off in the U.S. in September, then hits 10 countries in Europe. What can fans expect from the duo? "Debauchery, theatrics, ghoulish imagery and a full-on assault of all the senses," promises a statement, and for once I believe it. 

"Finally!  Why did the most obvious tour take so long to happen? Who knows? Who cares? It's happening now," said Zombie. "If good taste is the chief enemy of great art, then we should be able to fill the Louvre with this f***ing tour.  Be prepared for something wicked this way a-coming."

Adds Manson, "I have sympathy for the Whore of Babylon that gave birth to these twins of evil, and this abomination of a tour. There is no babysitter, and there is no repairing her womb. If Rob Zombie doesn't f*** you up, then I surely will. Hide all drugs and firearms... I'm coming to town."

J Devil, the DJ alter ego of KoRn frontman Jonathan Davis, will open each gig. "I like to think of J Devil as the 'anti-christ' of EDM," Davis said. "[It's] going to be a f***ing sinister night all around, and an unbelievable theatrical experience."

Manson is known for his intense live shows behind his hit new album, Born Villain, but Zombie is looking to wow fans this fall. He's expected to bring along an elaborate, multi-media stage show, a statement confirms, complete with animatronic robots, oversized LED screens, a non-stop collage of monster film clips, a light show and a gigantic robot that shoots flames. Well then.

See the complete tour itinerary and get ticket info at marilynmanson.com or robzombie.com.