Beautiful Monsters Tour

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Beautiful Monsters
Tour by Hole and Marilyn Manson
Associated album Celebrity Skin and Mechanical Animals
Start date February 28, 1999
End date March 14, 1999
Shows 9
Hole and Marilyn Manson concert chronology
Mechanical Animals
Beautiful Monsters
Rock Is Dead

Beautiful Monsters was the North American arena tour co-headlined by American rock bands Hole and Marilyn Manson in 1999. It was launched in support of both group's respective third full-length studio LPs, Celebrity Skin and Mechanical Animals (both released in 1998).

The tour was supposed to run until 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.

Following the implosion between the headliners, Marilyn Manson continued the tour, renaming Beautiful Monsters into the Rock Is Dead Tour.

Hole's departure[edit]

Further information: Rock Is Dead Tour

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 Tour" 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]

Hole lineup[edit]

Marilyn Manson lineup[edit]

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
February 28, 1999 Spokane United States Spokane Arena
March 2, 1999 Vancouver Canada PNE Coliseum
March 3, 1999 Seattle United States KeyArena
March 6, 1999 Portland Rose Garden Arena
March 7, 1999 Nampa Idaho Center
March 10, 1999 Daly City Cow Palace
March 11, 1999 Sacramento Arco Arena
March 13, 1999 Anaheim The Pond
March 14, 1999 Inglewood The Forum

Supporting acts[edit]


  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. ^ a b "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.