Rape of the World Tour

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Rape of the World Tour
Marilyn Manson Stage 2007 by Lucadex.jpg
Tour by Marilyn Manson
Associated album Eat Me, Drink Me
Start date May 26, 2007
End date March 2, 2008
Legs 7
Shows 122
Marilyn Manson concert chronology
Against All Gods
(2004-2005)
Rape of the World
(2007-2008)
The High End of Low
(2009)

Rape of the World was a worldwide arena tour by American rock band Marilyn Manson. It was the tenth tour the band embarked upon and the seventh to span over multiple legs. It was launched 10 days ahead in support of their sixth full-length studio LP, Eat Me, Drink Me, which was released on June 5, 2007 in the US. Beginning on May 26, 2007 and lasting until March 2, 2008, the tour included seven legs spanning Europe, Oceania, Japan and North America with a total of 122 completed shows.

Performance and show themes[edit]

For this tour Manson returned to the theatrics of the Grotesk Burlesk Tour, some influenced by Alice in Wonderland. These are the elements contained in the shows:

Manson performing "If I Was Your Vampire" in Florence.
  • On some occasions, the stage is filled with (presumably fake) candles during the opening song "If I Was Your Vampire".
  • During the first five legs of the tour, during "The Fight Song," the stage was set up like a boxing ring, and Manson wore a boxer's entrance robe. The microphone hung from the ceiling like a ring announcer's microphone.
  • During "The Dope Show," the line "the drugs, they say, are made in California" would sometimes be changed to include the name of the city or country it's being performed in (these lyrical changes were not new to this tour however). On most occasions, the name of the city is shown on the screen in the back along with the word "Drugs". A newer addition to the song's performance, beginning at the Halloween show at The Palms, was Manson singing part of The Beatles song, "Happiness is a Warm Gun" before "The Dope Show," and then using the next section of the song as an introduction to "The Reflecting God".
Manson performing "The Reflecting God".
  • A lifted tile with Manson standing on it, performing "The Reflecting God", in a similar manner much like past performances of "Cruci-Fiction in Space" (from the Guns, God and Government Tour) and "Para-Noir" (from the Grotesk Burlesk Tour).
  • Backgrounds of interactive animations, including:
    • "Irresponsible Hate Anthem": A rapid-fire montage of words like "Love", "Hate", "Drugs", "Sex", "God," and "Death," which was later used for "The Reflecting God" instead and replaced with a transcription of a news story about a 2007 school shooting in Finland.
    • "Just a Car Crash Away": A heartbeat line from a life support monitor which makes two M's across the screen
    • "You and Me and the Devil Makes 3": A video of Manson's mouth singing, created in the style of the iconic red lips of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The video also contains clips of the Hindenburg disaster.
    • "The Dope Show": A continuously rotating pill with "Eat Me" written on the front and the Cross of Lorraine on the back. Later in the tour, to begin the song, a scan of Manson’s cocaine lined American Express Corporate card (with the numbers changed).
    • Others include the red eyes with hearts from the Eat Me, Drink Me booklet, and the Les Fleurs du Mal (alternate version) painting.
Manson performing "EAT ME, DRINK ME".
  • A microphone in the shape of a knife.
  • A huge chair for "Are You the Rabbit?"
  • On some occasions, a robot of Evan Rachel Wood entered the stage during "Heart-Shaped Glasses (When the Heart Guides the Hand)". The mannequin would push a cart with a birthday cake and a bottle of Mansinthe placed on it. Also on the table is a camera that Manson used to take a Polaroid photo of the Evan robot, which he would then throw into the crowd. In some performances, Manson would take the head off of the mannequin and sing the song to it, and then take the glasses of it and wear them, throwing them into the crowd. He has also removed the mannequin's arms and put them around himself.
  • In several shows, red and black confetti is blown over the crowd during "Heart-Shaped Glasses (When the Heart Guides the Hand)". Also during "The Beautiful People," sometimes white confetti is used.
Manson on a podium during performances of "Antichrist Superstar".
  • Return of the podium from the Dead to the World Tour and a bible being burnt midway through "Antichrist Superstar".
  • At the culmination of the show, usually during "The Beautiful People," Manson leaves the stage and performs the song among the crowd by standing on the separation barrier. In an interview with MTV Denmark, Manson said he added the feature "so that the show doesn't become too impersonal".
  • Various samples of early songs like "Sweet Tooth", "Abuse, Part 1" and "Track 99", but also spoken samples of passages from the film versions of Alice in Wonderland, Lolita and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas are used as interludes while new stage props are set up in between songs.

Attire[edit]

Manson wearing a jacket with "333 Half EVIL" on the back.

Initially, Manson took to the stage wearing a leather jacket with cut off gloves and a black, long-sleeved shirt to perform the opener, "If I Was Your Vampire" and the follow-up, "Disposable Teens". When first performed as an encore on the European tour, Manson took to the stage for either "Are You the Rabbit?" or "The Nobodies" (and in the case of Paris, "EAT ME, DRINK ME"), wearing a striped white-gold, long-sleeved shirt. Manson later replaced the long-sleeve shirt for a black t-shirt with cut off sleeves. When the butcher’s knife microphone debuted, Manson performed the first song like this but also wore black, elbow-length gloves. On certain dates, Manson wore silver pants with his black shirt. "If I Was Your Vampire" then began to be performed in a black frilly shirt and a black feather boa and pink gloves for "Are You the Rabbit?".

Manson and Alice Cooper.

Following on from his appearance with Alice Cooper, Manson began to take to the stage in a t-shirt depicting a cartoon of a bunny rabbit, or on later occasions, a cut-off t-shirt with a skeleton chest on. Costume changes on these dates after the distinctly nontheatrical European tour first leg featured a top hat and striped pants (occasionally a leather trench coat and jacket) for "mOBSCENE", a jacket with ‘333 HALF EVIL’ patched onto it, and even at some dates, a boxing gown for "The Fight Song" with the iconic twisted heart on the front and the bleeding MM logo on the back, as well as a white jacket, reminiscent of Elvis Presley, for "Rock Is Dead" at later dates. Contrasting these changes, Manson still performed "Antichrist Superstar" in the navy blue-red suit, sometimes changed into a silver version of the rabbit shirt for later performances of "The Beautiful People" on dates on the European tour.

Set lists[edit]

Manson performing at 2007's Eurockéennes.

The following list contains the most commonly played songs in the order they were most generally performed:[1]

  1. "Trio No. 2 in E-Flat Major for Piano, Violin, and Violoncello" (Intro)
  2. "Cruci-Fiction in Space"
  3. "Disposable Teens"
  4. "You and Me and the Devil Makes 3"
  5. "Irresponsible Hate Anthem"
  6. "Great Big White World"
  7. "Are You the Rabbit?"
  8. "mOBSCENE"
  9. "Mechanical Animals"
  10. "If I Was Your Vampire"
  11. "Heart-Shaped Glasses (When the Heart Guides the Hand)"
  12. "The Love Song"
  13. "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" / "Lunchbox" (Medley)
  14. "Rock 'n' Roll Nigger"
  15. "Tourniquet"
  16. "Little Horn"
  17. "The Fight Song"
  18. "Putting Holes in Happiness"
  19. "Just a Car Crash Away"
  20. "Tainted Love"
  21. "Happiness Is a Warm Gun"
  22. "The Dope Show"
  23. "Rock Is Dead"
  24. "Coma White" / "Coma Black (a) Eden Eye"
  25. "Track 99"
  26. "The Reflecting God"
  27. "Prelude (The Family Trip)" (Tease)
  28. "The Beautiful People" (contains the intro from "Baby You're a Rich Man")
  29. "Antichrist Superstar"
  30. "1996"
  31. "The Nobodies"
  32. "This Is Halloween"
  33. "Eat Me, Drink Me"
  34. "Trio No. 2 in E-Flat Major for Piano, Violin, and Violoncello" (Outro)

Opening songs[edit]

Marilyn Manson performing "The Nobodies", during the "Rape of the World", June 2007.
  • "If I Was Your Vampire" (Summer European tour and Winter European tour legs only)
  • "Cruci-Fiction in Space" (Winter North American tour leg only)

Summer European Tour[edit]

Summer North American Tour[edit]

South American Tour[edit]

Oceania Tour[edit]

Japan Tour[edit]

Lineup[edit]

Marilyn Manson
Supporting acts
  • Slayer (North American tour leg only)
  • Bleeding Through (North American tour leg only)
  • The Spazzys (Oceania tour leg only)
  • Turbonegro (Winter European tour leg only)
  • OURS (Winter North American tour leg only)

Broadcasts & Recordings[edit]

Only two venues have been confirmed as filmed for future DVD purposes, the December 15, 2007 performance in Stockholm, Sweden and the October 23, 2007 performance in Osaka, Japan. In September 2009, the band's official message board began taking requests for which songs or particular performances fans would most like to see featured in the film,[1] indicating that the project has not been abandoned and the band has in fact continued to record footage while touring. As of 2013, the project and footage remain archived.

Tour dates[edit]

# Date City Country Venue
Summer European Tour[1]
With: Slayer and Bleeding Through
1 May 26, 2007 Landgraaf Netherlands PINKPOP
2 May 28, 2007 Milan Italy PalaSharp
3 May 29, 2007 Florence PalaSport
4 May 31, 2007 Toulon France Zenith-Toulon
5 June 2, 2007 Lorca Spain Lorca Rock Festival
6 June 4, 2007 Lyon France Halle Tony Garnier
7 June 5, 2007 Bercy Palais Omnisport
8 June 9, 2007 Derby England Download Festival
9 June 11, 2007 Luxembourg City Luxembourg Rockhal
10 June 13, 2007 Prague Czech Republic T-Mobile Arena
11 June 15, 2007 Interlaken Switzerland Greenfield Festival
12 June 16, 2007 Nickelsdorf Austria Nova Rock Festival
13 June 17, 2007 Chemnitz Germany Woodstage Festival
14 June 20, 2007 Ljubljana Slovenia Krizanke Monastery
15 June 22, 2007 Neuhausen Germany Southside Festival
16 June 23, 2007 Scheebel Hurricane Festival
17 June 24, 2007 Berlin Zita Rock Festival
18 June 26, 2007 Dortmund Westfalenhalle
19 June 28, 2007 Werchter Belgium Rock Werchter
20 June 29, 2007 Belfort France Eurockéennes de Belfort
21 July 1, 2007 Bucharest Romania B'estival
22 July 2, 2007 Istanbul Turkey Radar Festival
23 July 4, 2007 Sofia Bulgaria Akademik Stadium
24 July 7, 2007 Bobital France Terre Neuvas Festival
Summer North American Tour[1]
1 July 25, 2007 West Palm Beach, Florida United States Sound Advice Amphitheatre
2 July 27, 2007 Tampa, Florida Ford Amphitheatre
3 July 28, 2007 Atlanta, Georgia HiFi Buys Amphitheatre
4 July 30, 2007 Columbia, Maryland Merriweather Post Pavilion
5 July 31, 2007 Cleveland, Ohio Tower City Amphitheatre
6 August 2, 2007 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Tweeter Center
7 August 4, 2007 Worcester, Massachusetts DCU Center
8 August 5, 2007 Holmdel, New Jersey PNC
9 August 7, 2007 Quebec Canada Centre de Foire
10 August 8, 2007 Montreal Bell Centre
11 August 10, 2007 Toronto Molson Amphitheatre
12 August 11, 2007 Detroit, Michigan United States DTE Music Theatre
13 August 13, 2007 Chicago, Illinois Allstate
14 August 14, 2007 Minneapolis, Minnesota Xcel
15 August 16, 2007 Lincoln, Nebraska Pershing Center
16 August 18, 2007 Denver, Colorado Coors Amphitheatre
17 August 21, 2007 Sacramento, California Sleep Train Amphitheatre
18 August 23, 2007 Concord, California Sleep Train Pavilion
19 August 24, 2007 Los Angeles, California Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
20 August 25, 2007 San Diego, California San Diego Sports Arena
21 August 27, 2007 Phoenix, Arizona Cricket Pavilion
22 August 28, 2007 Albuquerque, New Mexico Journal Pavilion
23 August 30, 2007 Dallas, Texas Nokia Theatre
24 August 31, 2007 Houston, Texas Reliant Arena
25 September 1, 2007 San Antonio, Texas Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
South American Tour[1]
1 September 18, 2007 Mexico City Mexico Salón Vive Cuervo
2
3 September 21, 2007 Buenos Aires Argentina Club Ciudad de Buenos Aires
4 September 22, 2007 Bogota Colombia Megaeventos
5 September 25, 2007 Rio de Janeiro Brazil Fundicao
6 September 26, 2007 Sao Paulo Via Funchal
7 September 29, 2007 Buenos Aires Argentina Estadio Pepsi Music
Oceania Tour[1]
1 October 3, 2007 Auckland New Zealand Auckland Town Hall
2 October 5, 2007 Melbourne Australia Festival Hall
3 October 6, 2007 Sydney Hordern Pavilion
4 October 8, 2007 Brisbane Brisbane Entertainment Centre
5 October 11, 2007 Adelaide Adelaide Thebarton Theatre
6 October 13, 2007 Perth Perth Challenge Stadium
Japan Tour[1]
1 October 16, 2007 Fukuoka Japan ZEPP
2 October 17, 2007 Nagoya ZEPP
3 October 18, 2007 Tokyo Studio Coust
4 October 21, 2007 Saitama Saitama Super Arena
5 October 23, 2007 Osaka Jo Hall

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Rape of the World". Manson Wiki. Retrieved 2011-06-08.