No one can accuse Marilyn Manson of being biased against any one religion. As the name of his fall tour indicates, he's opposed to them all.
Manson's Against All Gods Tour, in support of his new retrospective, Lest We Forget: The Best of Marilyn Manson, is set to begin October 27 in Las Vegas, according to an Interscope Records spokesperson. The outing will keep Manson and the band busy for a little more than five weeks, until it wraps up December 4 in Atlanta.
Drummer Ginger Fish will not be accompanying his bandmates for the first few tour dates, as he is still recovering from injuries suffered on Saturday, when he fell several feet off his drum riser during a performance in Germany. Fish fractured his wrist, skull and cheekbone, and was still hospitalized in Cologne as of press time on Thursday (September 30). A replacement for Fish has yet to be named.
Lest We Forget, which dropped Tuesday, spans from "Lunchbox" and "Get Your Gunn," the title tracks from two EPs released in 1994, to "mOBSCENE" and "This Is the New Sh--," off last year's The Golden Age of Grotesque (see "Marilyn Manson Calls Lest We Forget 'A Farewell Compilation' "). It also includes a new song, a cover of Depeche Mode's "Personal Jesus," that may have never come to pass were it not for a duet with Garbage's Shirley Manson that fell short of Marilyn's standards.
"That's what we were originally planning to do for this album, but the track didn't really come out exactly how we wanted it," Manson explained. "It wasn't fantastic enough to even be on either of our albums. ... I wasn't in the best frame of mind when I did it, and I had to take some time away, and that's when I had a moment of clarity and 'Personal Jesus' came to mind."
Despite the setback, Manson isn't swearing off future collaborations with the female Manson in song.
"It was through no fault of either one of us," he said. "I think we may end up doing something good together, so we want to try again later. I liked working with her, and we sounded good together. We looked good together, too."
Against All Gods tour dates, according to Interscope Records:
- 10/27 - Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
- 10/29 - Phoenix, AZ @ Dodge Theatre
- 11/1 - San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
- 11/3 - Denver, CO @ The Fillmore
- 11/5 - Fargo, ND @ Fargo Civic Auditorium
- 11/6 - Minneapolis, MN @ Orpheum Theatre
- 11/8 - Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre
- 11/9 - Chicago, IL - The Riviera
- 11/11 - St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
- 11/12 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave/ Eagles Club
- 11/14 - Detroit, MI @ State Theatre
- 11/15 - Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
- 11/17 - Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
- 11/18 - New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom
- 11/20 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
- 11/21 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
- 11/23 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
- 11/26 - Boston, MA @ Avalon Ballroom
- 11/27 - Reading, PA @ Sovereign Center
- 11/29 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
- 12/2 - Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
- 12/3 - Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
- 12/4 - Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle