Marilyn Manson Officially Announces Joint Tour With Alice Cooper
The rumors are true! Marilyn Manson has officially confirmed that he will be touring this summer with the original shock rocker Alice Cooper. Though a full itinerary has yet to be unveiled, Manson announced today (March 8) via his website that the trek is definitely happening along with revealing three tour dates.
The 'Masters of Madness: Shock Therapy Tour 2013' will hit Salt Lake City, Utah, on June 4, St. Charles, Mo., on June 25 and Rockford, Ill., on June 28. So far, venues for the three stops have not been revealed, though the previously leaked Salt Lake City date had it taking place at the USANA Amphitheater. In addition to those three dates, Pollstar is reporting a June 23 stop at Pittsburgh's Stage AE. More dates should be announced soon.
Earlier this week, Cooper's website unveiled a poster revealing the trek and baring a photo of the two rockers, which started the buzz that the pair would team up. This pairing would be the completion of the shock rocker circle. In the past, Cooper has toured with Rob Zombie. Last fall, Zombie and Manson joined forces for the 'Twins of Evil' tour and now, Cooper and Manson will share stages together.
According to Cooper's posting earlier this week, the trek will feature an impressive VIP package for his fans. The supposed package included a meet-and-greet with Cooper, having your photo taken with the legendary rocker, receiving an autographed setlist, a tote bag, souvenir laminate, t-shirt, poster, and a $50 webstore coupon. Plus, the package included early entry into the venue and a chance to appear onstage with Cooper during the show.
Marilyn Manson / Alice Cooper 'Masters of Madness' 2013 Tour Dates (so far):
6/4 -- Salt Lake City, Utah
6/23 -- Pittsburgh, Pa. [via Pollstar]
6/25 -- St. Charles, Mo.
6/28 -- Rockford, Ill.