Marilyn Manson independent touring

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Marilyn Manson: Independent Touring
Tour by Marilyn Manson
Associated album Spooky Kids repertoire and some songs from Portrait of an American Family
Start date April 28, 1990
End date June 4, 1994
Shows 97
Marilyn Manson concert chronology
Independent Touring
(1990-1994)
Portrait of an American Family
(1994-1995)

Prior to embarking on any official tour under the wing of a major label, Marilyn Manson spent several years touring independently at various locations in Florida such as Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Miami Beach, South Hallandale and Davie, among various other one-night venues. During this time, the band is known to have left Florida only three times to perform. Until August 1992, the band played these shows as Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids. The band played these independent shows from April 28, 1990 until June 4, 1994.

Performance and show themes[edit]

During the Spooky Kids-era, the concerts featured several antics among which were girls covered in blood and wearing animal masks whilst locked in metal cages, women ironing Nazi flags onstage and keyboardist Madonna Wayne Gacy's renowned keyboard paraphernalia, such as children's toys and dismembered doll heads.[1]

At the band's July 11, 1990 performance, the first ten people to attend the show with an x across their forehead received a limited edition Marilyn Manson milk chocolate bar.

Lineup[edit]

Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids

After the band's second show, which Manson has described as the band's "first real performance", Zsa Zsa Speck and Olivia Newton Bundy were removed from the band. They were replaced by the next performance by Madonna Wayne Gacy who hadn't yet attained a keyboard so instead played with toy soldiers onstage in the meantime, and Gidget Gein, guitarist of local band Insanity Assassin, respectively.

Set list[edit]

During the first two years of the band's existence, they had recorded a core set of songs that they would perform favorably, some that would never be performed again following the independent shows. The following list contains the most commonly played songs in the order they were most generally performed:

  1. "Cake and Sodomy"
  2. "Learning to Swim"
  3. "White Knuckles"
  4. "Suicide Snowman"
  5. "Lunchbox"
  6. "Dope Hat"
  7. "My Monkey"
  8. "Misery Machine"

Towards the end of the independent shows and the near completion of the band's debut album Portrait of an American Family, the live set list resembled the following, occasionally with answering machine messages sampled as an intro and outro respectively:

  1. "Get Your Gunn"
  2. "Filth"
  3. "Suicide Snowman"
  4. "Dope Hat"
  5. "White Knuckles"
  6. "Sweet Tooth"
  7. "Wrapped in Plastic"
  8. "Lunchbox"
  9. "Choklit Factory"
  10. "Misery Machine"
  11. "Thrift"
  12. "Cake and Sodomy"
  13. "Dune Buggy"

Tour dates[edit]

# Date City Country Venue
North America
1 April 28, 1990 Miami, Florida United States Churchill's Hideaway
2 May 3, 1990 Fort Lauderdale, Florida Reunion Room
3 May 30, 1990 -
4 June 1, 1990 Boca Raton, Florida United States Weekends
5 June 14, 1990 Sinbads
6 June 27, 1990 Hallandale, Florida Button South
7 July 4, 1990 Fort Lauderdale, Florida Club Nu
8 July 11, 1990 Hallandale, Florida Button South
9 July 19, 1990 Miami Beach, Florida Washington Square
10 July 27, 1990 Fort Lauderdale, Florida Reunion Room
11 August 11, 1990 Hallandale, Florida Button South
12 April 17, 1990 Miami Beach, Florida Churchill's Hideaway
13 August 29, 1990 Hallandale, Florida Button South
14 September 13, 1990 Fort Lauderdale, Florida Squeeze
15 October 26, 1990 Boca Raton, Florida Weekends
16 November 15, 1990 Fort Lauderdale, Florida Squeeze
17 December 14, 1990 Davie, Florida Plus 5
18 December 19, 1990 Hallandale, Florida Button South
19 December 27, 1990 Miami Beach, Florida Washington Square
20 February 7, 1991 Hallandale, Florida Button South
21 February 21, 1991 Fort Lauderdale, Florida Squeeze
22 February 27, 1991
23 March 21, 1991 Hallandale, Florida Button South
24 April 11, 1991 Miami Beach, Florida Club Nu
25 April 26, 1991 Fort Lauderdale, Florida Reunion Room
26 May 1, 1991 Miami Beach, Florida The Institute
27 May 10, 1991 Boca Raton, Florida Weekends
28 May 16, 1991 Miami Beach, Florida Club Nu
29 May 30, 1991 Hallandale, Florida Button South
30 June 14, 1991 Boca Raton, Florida Sinbads
31 June 27, 1991 Hallandale, Florida Button South
32 July 11, 1991 Hallandale, Florida Button South
33 July 19, 1991 Miami Beach, Florida Washington Square
34 July 25, 1991 Cameo Theatre
35 July 27, 1991 Fort Lauderdale, Florida Reunion Room
36 August 1, 1991 Hallandale, Florida Button South
37 August 5, 1991 Fort Lauderdale, Florida Reunion Room
38 August 11, 1991 Hallandale, Florida Button South
39 August 15, 1991 Sunrise, Florida Purple Grotto
40 August 17, 1991 Boca Raton, Florida Weekends
41 August 29, 1991 Hallandale, Florida Button South
42 September 13, 1991 Fort Lauderdale, Florida Squeeze
43 September 29, 1991 Davie, Florida The Round Up Davie
44 October 4, 1991 Atlanta, Georgia Club Roxy
45 October 9, 1991 Fort Lauderdale, Florida Squeeze
46 October 26, 1991 Boca Raton, Florida Weekends
47 November 24, 1991 -
48 November 29, 1991 Miami Beach, Florida United States Washington Square
49 December 4, 1991 Fort Lauderdale, Florida Squeeze
50 December 19, 1991 Hallandale, Florida Button South
51 December 27, 1991 Miami Beach, Florida Washington Square
52 January 16, 1992 Hallandale, Florida Button South
53 January 17, 1992 Fort Lauderdale Rosebud's
54 February 1, 1992 Hallandale, Florida Button South
55 February 5, 1992 Fort Lauderdale, Florida Squeeze
56 February 16, 1992 Coral Springs, Florida Illusions
57 March 16, 1992 Fort Lauderdale, Florida Reunion Room
58 April 12, 1992 Miami Beach, Florida Washington Square
59 April 18, 1992 St. Petersburg, Florida ACL Club
60 April 25, 1992
61 April 26, 1992 Tampa, Florida Morrissound Studios
62 May 1, 1992 Miami Beach, Florida The Institute
63 May 20, 1992 Fort Lauderdale, Florida Squeeze
64 May 30, 1992 Miami Beach, Florida Washington Square
65 July 18, 1992
66 July 23, 1992 -
67 July 25, 1992 -
68 July 31, 1992 Davie, Florida United States Plus 5
69 August 1, 1992
70 August 12, 1992 Fort Lauderdale, Florida Squeeze
71 August 23, 1992 Rosebud's
72 November 25, 1992 Hallandale, Florida Treehouse
73 December 2, 1992 Fort Lauderdale, Florida Squeeze
74 December 4, 1992 Davie, Florida Plus 5
75 December 31, 1992 Fort Lauderdale, Florida Squeeze
76 January 17, 1993 Rosebud's
77 February 10, 1993 Miami Beach, Florida Washington Square
78 February 24, 1993 Davie, Florida Plus 5
79 February 26, 1993 Fort Lauderdale, Florida Squeeze
80 March 12, 1993 Davie, Florida Plus 5
81 March 13, 1993 Miami Beach, Florida Cactus Cantina
82 April 16, 1993 Fort Lauderdale, Florida Squeeze
83 April 17, 1993
84 May 1, 1993 Davie, Florida Plus 5
85 September 17, 1993 Miami Beach, Florida Washington Square
86 September 18, 1993 Davie, Florida Plus 5
87 November 1, 1993
88 December 4, 1993
89 December 31, 1993
90 January 1, 1994 Fort Lauderdale, Florida Squeeze
91 February 12, 1994 Davie, Florida Plus 5
92 February 24, 1994
93 March 12, 1994
94 April 4, 1994 San Francisco, California
95 April 7, 1994 Chicago, Illinois Riviera Nightclub
96 April 23, 1994 Fort Lauderdale, Florida Squeeze
97 June 4, 1994 Davie, Florida Plus 5

References[edit]

Footnotes
  1. ^ Manson & Strauss 1998, pp. 115–116; 122
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