Support for Hole's Beautiful Monsters Tour

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Support for Hole's Beautiful Monsters Tour
The poster of the March 11, 1999 performance
Tour by Marilyn Manson
Location North America
Supporting tour Rock Is Dead Tour
Supporting album Mechanical Animals
Start date February 28, 1998
End date March 14, 1999
Shows 12
Marilyn Manson tour chronology
Mechanical Animals Tour
Support for Hole's Beautiful Monsters Tour Rock Is Dead Tour

Launched to support Marilyn Manson album Mechanical Animals and Hole's Celebrity Skin, The Beautiful Monsters Tour acted as the first leg of Marilyn Manson's 1999 Rock Is Dead Tour. This particular leg of the tour consisted of 9 dates played in the United States. The shows were co-headlined with Hole. This leg of the tour spanned from February 28, 1999 until March 14, 1999.

The tour was supposed to run for the entire length of the Rock Is Dead tour, during May 1999.[1][2] The tour was set so that Manson would close the shows in the beginning of the tour and also select the opening band, Monster Magnet, during this time.[3][4] Starting with the performance in East Rutherford on April 6, Hole was to take over the headlining slot and selection of the opening band, Imperial Teen.[5] The tour garnered a large amount of media attention including a 30-minute MTV special and daily updates of the tour's progression.

Hole's departure[edit]

Shortly after the tour started, Hole vocalist Courtney Love could no longer take the nightly exchange of insults between herself and Manson during their respective sets and decided to drop off from the tour. Turnouts for the show were primarily Manson fans, who were not very interested in the Hole performance. Hole also pointed to the financial arrangement for the bands (50/50 cost and revenue splitting) was a reason for discontinuing the tour. Hole had relatively little production costs and ending up paying a large amount for Manson's high cost production.[6][7] The tour was then renamed "Rock Is Dead" which caused a minor dispute with Korn and Rob Zombie as the two were already in the middle of a tour of the same name.[8]

Manson would suffer a hairline fracture on one of his ankles during the imploding tour's final show in Los Angeles. This would cause the first two dates of the "Rock Is Dead Tour" to be cancelled.[6]



The following setlist is a generalization of the tracks performed during Marilyn Manson's act, in the order they were most commonly performed:

  1. "Inauguration of the Mechanical Christ"
  2. "The Reflecting God"
  3. "Great Big White World"
  4. "Get Your Gunn"
  5. "Mechanical Animals"
  6. "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" (with "Hell Outro")
  7. "The Speed of Pain"
  8. "Rock Is Dead"
  9. "The Dope Show"
  10. "Lunchbox"
  11. "I Don't Like the Drugs (But the Drugs Like Me)"
  12. "Rock 'n' Roll Nigger"
  13. "Antichrist Superstar"
  14. "The Beautiful People"
  15. "Coma White"
  16. "Irresponsible Hate Anthem"

Tour dates[edit]

# Date City Location Venue
1 1999/02/28 Spokane Washington Flag-us.png Spokane Arena
2 1999/03/02 Vancouver British Columbia Flag-ca.png PNE Coliseum
3 1999/03/03 Seattle Washington Flag-us.png Key Arena
4 1999/03/06 Portland Oregon Flag-us.png Rose Garden Arena
5 1999/03/07 Boise Idaho Flag-us.png Idaho Center
6 1999/03/10 San Francisco California Flag-us.png Cow Palace
7 1999/03/11 Sacramento California Flag-us.png Arco Arena
8 1999/03/13 Anaheim California Flag-us.png Pond
9 1999/03/14 Los Angeles California Flag-us.png The Forum


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  1. "Marilyn Manson, Hole Announce Two Months Worth Of Dates". 1999-01-27. Retrieved 2011-03-07. 
  2. "Hole, Marilyn Manson Avoid Nostalgia As Tour Rolls Into Seattle". 1999-03-05. Retrieved 2011-03-07. 
  3. "Manson, Hole Get Tour On The Road". 1999-03-02. Retrieved 2011-03-07. 
  4. "Courtney Talks About Hole/Manson Tour". 1999-01-07. Retrieved 2011-03-07. 
  5. "Manson Resumes Tour Without Hole, Taps Nashville Pussy And Jack Off Jill For Upcoming Dates". 1999-03-22. Retrieved 2011-03-07. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Hole Walks Out On Tour, Manson Injury Postpones Several Dates". 1999-03-15. Retrieved 2011-03-07. 
  7. "Marilyn Manson Says Hole's Departure From Tour "Not A Personal Thing"". 1999-03-15. Retrieved 2011-03-07. 
  8. "Korn Revisits Bad Memories Of Manson And Hole As Tour Gets Rolling". 1999-03-03. Retrieved 2011-03-07.