Dead to the World (tour)

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Dead to the World Tour
Tour by Marilyn Manson
Supporting album Antichrist Superstar
Start date September 5, 1996
End date September 16, 1997
Legs 8
Shows 175
Marilyn Manson tour chronology
Smells Like Children
Dead to the World Tour
Mechanical Animals Tour

The Dead to the World Tour was a worldwide concert tour by Marilyn Manson. Launched in support of the group's 1996 album Antichrist Superstar, the band visited arenas and stadiums from 1996 through 1997. The Dead to the World Tour was the band's fifth tour, counting their early independent touring and their supporting roles for Nine Inch Nails' Self Destruct tour and Danzig's Danzig 4p Tour. It is also their first tour to span over several legs, eight in total, that alternated between indoor arena shows and outdoor stadium shows both in North America and internationally.

The band was on the tour from September 5, 1996 until September 16, 1997, quickly gaining notoriety for the numerous protests from religious and civic groups such as the American Family Association it garnered as a result of the band's anti-christian stance.

The tour was managed by major record label Interscope Records. It's name is derived from the song "Dried Up, Tied and Dead to the World". Select footage from the Dead to the World Tour was chronicled in the concert film: Dead to the World on VHS in 1997 and released in 1998.



The following list contains the most commonly played songs in the order they were most generally performed:

  1. "Live Intro 1996"
  2. "Angel with the Scabbed Wings"
  3. "Get Your Gunn"
  4. "Cake and Sodomy"
  5. "Dogma"
  6. "Dried Up, Tied and Dead to the World"
  7. "Tourniquet" (with "The Prosthetic Dance Mix" outro)
  8. "Kinderfeld"
  9. "Lunchbox" (with "My Monkey" intro)
  10. "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)"
  11. "Minute of Decay"
  12. "The Suck for Your Solution"
  13. "Deformography"
  14. "Little Horn" (with "1999" intro)
  15. "Apple of Sodom"
  16. "Cryptorchid"
  17. "Antichrist Superstar"
  18. "The Beautiful People" (with "Baby You're a Rich Man" intro)
  19. "The Reflecting God"
  20. "Irresponsible Hate Anthem"
  21. "Mister Superstar"
  22. "1996" (Spoken)
  23. "Rock 'n' Roll Nigger"
  24. "Misery Machine"
  25. "Man That You Fear"

Opening songs[edit]

Supporting Acts[edit]

Support slots were taken up by NY Loose, Fluffy, Drill, Hocico, L7, Rasputina, Pist.on, and Helmet.

Tour legs[edit]

Tour Leg Time Span
Dead to the World Tour: Theater Leg 1996/09/051996/12/15
Dead to the World Tour: North American Leg 1996/12/271997/03/04
Dead to the World Tour: Japan/Oceania Leg 1997/03/071997/03/22
Dead to the World Tour: Arena Leg 1997/04/051997/05/11
Dead to the World Tour: European Festival Leg 1997/05/171997/06/04
Dead to the World Tour: Ozzfest 1997 Leg 1997/06/131997/06/29
Dead to the World Tour: Canadian Leg 1997/07/231997/08/02
Dead to the World Tour: European/South American Leg 1997/08/091997/09/16

Tour Overview[edit]


Marilyn Manson has always been known for their bombastic and controversial stage theatrics as well as for putting together a massive production.

During the Dead to the World tour, the background was a church vitral of Jesus, accompanied by a set of long stairs from which Manson walked down in order to perform the opening piece, "Angel with the Scabbed Wings"

Self-mutilation was a recurring element. For "Man That You Fear" the microphone was covered with white flowers. There was also a snow- or ash-like effect used mostly for "Apple of Sodom". The snow effects were often also used when the band performed Cryptorchid.

A podium with the Antichrist Superstar logo was used for the main song, with the complete band wearing helmets. Manson would rip the pages of a bible, making this one of the most controversial and challenging moments of the tour.

Marilyn Manson played the guitar for "Dried Up, Tied and Dead to the World" and "Minute of Decay", also plays the pan flute for "Kinderfeld".

Photo Gallery[edit]

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Photos by Mick Hutson[edit]