Manson Resumes Tour Without Hole, Taps Nashville Pussy And Jack Off Jill For Upcoming Dates

After being sidelined by a sprained ankle, Marilyn Manson returned to the stage Sunday night in Houston at the Compaq Center marking his band’s first gig since Hole dropped off the tour.

Manson and opener Monster Magnet each played full sets as planned, and the tour is expected to pick up a few other folks in the coming weeks. Starting Thursday in New Orleans, the group Jack Off Jill (which Manson helped name) will join the tour for four dates. The band, which for a brief period included former Manson guitarist Scott Putesky, will stay with the tour through March 30 in their hometown of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Picking up the tour on April 2 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina will be the Grammy-nominated outfit Nashville Pussy. Lead guitarist, Ruyter Suys says of the slot, “We’re doing God’s work. It’s rock and roll for the righteous.”

Previously thought to be added to the bill was Imperial Teen, whose video for the “Jawbreaker” soundtrack song “Yoo Hoo” features Manson’s
fiancée, actress Rose McGowan. However, it sounds like the group will not be joining Manson on the road.

“That was by Courtney’s request,” Manson told MTV News of Imperial Teen’s slot on the tour. “I think we’re probably better off, because that would’ve been an additional torment for our fans that they didn’t need. I like them on CD, but I think that that would’ve been also something that just wouldn’t have worked.” [RealVideo]

Here’s where Manson and his rotating cast of opening acts will be:

  • 3/22 – San Antonio, TX @ Alamodome
  • 3/23 – Dallas, TX @ Reunion Arena
  • 3/25 – New Orleans, LA @ UNO Lakefront Arena
  • 3/27 – Tampa, FL @ Ice Palace
  • 3/29 – Orlando, FL @ Orlando Arena
  • 3/30 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ National Car Rental Center
  • 4/2 – Winston-Salem, NC @ Lawrence Joel Coliseum
  • 4/3 – Fairfax, VA @ Patriot Center
  • 4/4 – Philadelphia, PA
    @ First Union Spectrum
  • 4/6 – East Rutherford, NJ @ Continental Airline Arena
  • 4/7 – Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Coliseum
  • 4/9 – Worcester, MA @ Centrum
  • 4/10 – New Haven, CT @ New Haven Coliseum
  • 4/11 – Buffalo, NY @ Marine Midland Arena
  • 4/13 – Cleveland, OH @ CSU Convocation Center
  • 4/15 – Auburn Hills, MI @ Palace Of Auburn Hills
  • 4/16 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Pittsburgh Civic Arena
  • 4/17 – Fort Wayne, IN @ Allen Co. Mem. Coliseum
  • 4/20 – Rosemont, IL @ Rosemont Horizon
  • 4/21 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
  • 4/22 – Indianapolis, IN @ Market Square Arena
  • 4/24 – Madison, WI @ Dane Co. Expo Ctr. Col.
  • 4/25 – Milwaukee, WI @ Bradley Center
  • 4/27 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center