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
April 28, 1990 Miami United States Churchill's Hideaway
May 3, 1990 Fort Lauderdale Reunion Room
May 30, 1990 -
June 1, 1990 Boca Raton United States Weekends
June 14, 1990 Sinbads
June 27, 1990 Hallandale Beach Button South
July 4, 1990 Fort Lauderdale Club Nu
July 11, 1990 Hallandale Beach Button South
July 19, 1990 Miami Beach Washington Square
July 27, 1990 Fort Lauderdale Reunion Room
August 11, 1990 Hallandale Beach Button South
April 17, 1990 Miami Beach Churchill's Hideaway
August 29, 1990 Hallandale Beach Button South
September 13, 1990 Fort Lauderdale Squeeze
October 26, 1990 Boca Raton Weekends
November 15, 1990 Fort Lauderdale Squeeze
December 14, 1990 Davie Plus 5
December 19, 1990 Hallandale Beach Button South
December 27, 1990 Miami Beach Washington Square
February 7, 1991 Hallandale Beach Button South
February 21, 1991 Fort Lauderdale Squeeze
February 27, 1991
March 21, 1991 Hallandale Beach Button South
April 11, 1991 Miami Beach Club Nu
April 26, 1991 Fort Lauderdale Reunion Room
May 1, 1991 Miami Beach The Institute
May 10, 1991 Boca Raton Weekends
May 16, 1991 Miami Beach Club Nu
May 30, 1991 Hallandale Beach Button South
June 14, 1991 Boca Raton Sinbads
June 27, 1991 Hallandale Beach Button South
July 11, 1991
July 19, 1991 Miami Beach Washington Square
July 25, 1991 Cameo Theatre
July 27, 1991 Fort Lauderdale Reunion Room
August 1, 1991 Hallandale Beach Button South
August 5, 1991 Fort Lauderdale Reunion Room
August 11, 1991 Hallandale Beach Button South
August 15, 1991 Sunrise Purple Grotto
August 17, 1991 Boca Raton Weekends
August 29, 1991 Hallandale Beach Button South
September 13, 1991 Fort Lauderdale Squeeze
September 29, 1991 Davie The Round Up Davie
October 4, 1991 Atlanta Club Roxy
October 9, 1991 Fort Lauderdale Squeeze
October 26, 1991 Boca Raton Weekends
November 24, 1991 -
November 29, 1991 Miami Beach United States Washington Square
December 4, 1991 Fort Lauderdale Squeeze
December 19, 1991 Hallandale Beach Button South
December 27, 1991 Miami Beach Washington Square
January 16, 1992 Hallandale Beach Button South
January 17, 1992 Fort Lauderdale Rosebud's
February 1, 1992 Hallandale Beach Button South
February 5, 1992 Fort Lauderdale Squeeze
February 16, 1992 Coral Springs Illusions
March 16, 1992 Fort Lauderdale Reunion Room
April 12, 1992 Miami Beach Washington Square
April 18, 1992 St. Petersburg ACL Club
April 25, 1992
April 26, 1992 Tampa Morrissound Studios
May 1, 1992 Miami Beach The Institute
May 20, 1992 Fort Lauderdale Squeeze
May 30, 1992 Miami Beach Washington Square
July 18, 1992
July 23, 1992 -
July 25, 1992 -
July 31, 1992 Davie United States Plus 5
August 1, 1992
August 12, 1992 Fort Lauderdale Squeeze
August 23, 1992 Rosebud's
November 25, 1992 Hallandale Beach Treehouse
December 2, 1992 Fort Lauderdale Squeeze
December 4, 1992 Davie Plus 5
December 31, 1992 Fort Lauderdale Squeeze
January 17, 1993 Rosebud's
February 10, 1993 Miami Beach Washington Square
February 24, 1993 Davie Plus 5
February 26, 1993 Fort Lauderdale Squeeze
March 12, 1993 Davie Plus 5
March 13, 1993 Miami Beach Cactus Cantina
April 16, 1993 Fort Lauderdale Squeeze
April 17, 1993
May 1, 1993 Davie Plus 5
September 17, 1993 Miami Beach Washington Square
September 18, 1993 Davie Plus 5
November 1, 1993
December 4, 1993
December 31, 1993
January 1, 1994 Fort Lauderdale Squeeze
February 12, 1994 Davie Plus 5
February 24, 1994
March 12, 1994
April 4, 1994 San Francisco
April 7, 1994 Chicago Riviera Nightclub
April 23, 1994 Fort Lauderdale Squeeze
June 4, 1994 Davie Plus 5

References[edit]

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