1997/04/06 Normal, IL

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April 6, 1997
Performance by Marilyn Manson
Location Redbird Arena in Normal, Illinois, USA
Tour Dead to the World
Tour leg Dead to the World Tour: Arena Leg
Performers Marilyn Manson, Zim Zum, Twiggy Ramirez, Madonna Wayne Gacy, Ginger Fish
Support New York Loose
Touring chronology
April 5, 1997 April 6, 1997 April 8, 1997

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The performance on April 6, 1997 took place at the Redbird Arena in Normal, Illinois, USA. It marks one of the band's only performances of the Antichrist Superstar b-side, "The Suck for Your Solution".



  1. "Live Intro 1996"
  2. "Angel with the Scabbed Wings"
  3. "Get Your Gunn"
  4. "Cake and Sodomy"
  5. "Dried Up, Tied and Dead to the World"
  6. "Tourniquet" (with "The Tourniquet Prosthetic Dance Mix" outro)
  7. "Kinderfeld"
  8. "Lunchbox"
  9. "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)"
  10. "The Suck for Your Solution"
  11. "Little Horn"
  12. "Apple of Sodom"
  13. "Antichrist Superstar"
  14. "The Beautiful People"
  15. "The Reflecting God"
  16. "Irresponsible Hate Anthem"
  17. "Man That You Fear"


Entire show

Tour Diary Excerpt[edit]

I'll kill anyone who thinks this town is anyone's idea of normal. It lets me know that there's a lot of work still for me to do. But I'm kind of proud of what we've accomplished so far on this tour. I really wanted to do that totalitarian shock-symbol thing, to create a part of the show that resembled a fascist rally, to make a statement about things I'm against like religion and, in some ways, rock and roll, because rock and roll can be just as blind as Christianity. At the same time I wanted to create a giant piece of performance art that said that, despite everything that's happened with the media and people trying to band our shows, "I did this, and I got away with it." How did Bowie get away with lyrics about "the spics, the blacks...and the faggy bars"? It's because he's in character and he's criticizing a certain type of person. Antichrist Superstar isn't that at all: It's what everybody feels in their hearts but is too afraid to say. It's honest. It's not picking on any one person, it's picking on everybody including myself. We're all hypocrites, but by admitting it, you transcend it and it no longer becomes a personality defect as it is in the people who blindly cling to their own self-righteousness. By knowing all this, you grow from it. I've grown from it.

I will never admit this to anyone, but I'll write it here: The reason I haven't cropped out in an interview and said, "Yeah it's just a character, this is just a concept album," is because to me it is so much more. But in a sense it is. That's why when people ask, "Well is it an act or isn't it?" it's both. I mean my whole life is an act, but that's my art. ...

—Marilyn Manson The Long Hard Road Out of Hell - Tour Diary April 6, 1997, Normal, Illinois