Smells Like Children Tour

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Smells Like Children
Tour by Marilyn Manson
Associated album Smells Like Children
Start date June 1, 1995
End date February 4, 1996
Shows 105 (planned)
102 (completed)
Marilyn Manson concert chronology
Portrait of an American Family
(1994-1995)
Smells Like Children
(1995-1996)
Dead to the World
(1996-1997)

The Smells Like Children Tour was the fourth tour Marilyn Manson embarked on, under the management of major record label Interscope Records. The tour was, however, the band's second headlining tour, following the Portrait of an American Family Tour the previous year. The band was on tour from June 1, 1995 until February 4, 1996.[1]

Stage antics[edit]

The background for the shows during the Smells Like Children tour was a ouija board which read "Marilyn Manson" on the center.[2] Another feature to the stage was the addition of a giant tree from which hung ventriloquist dummies from the branches. The stage was usually set up to accommodate small audiences, as most of the shows took place in clubs, rather than arenas.

This was the first Tour in which Manson began using stilts. The band also began their signature bizarre looks during this tour as well, by donning makeup and sexually suggestive clothes (with Manson wearing jock straps to pulling his pants down and with Twiggy beginning his traditional kinderwhore cross dressing gimmick).

As in previous tours, Manson was regularly seen cutting himself on stage during this tour. He got his main chest scarring from this tour as he got into a heated argument with a crowd member and he broke a bottle and ran it across his chest.

Lineup[edit]

Setlist[edit]

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

  1. "Wrapped in Plastic"
  2. "Snake Eyes and Sissies"
  3. "Get Your Gunn"
  4. "Dogma"
  5. "Cyclops"
  6. "Cake and Sodomy"
  7. "Minute Of Decay" (Early version)
  8. "Down in the Park"
  9. "Dope Hat"
  10. "My Monkey"
  11. "Smells Like Children" (Early version of "Kinderfeld")
  12. "Irresponsible Hate Anthem" (Early version)
  13. "Tourniquet" (Early version)
  14. "Organ Grinder"
  15. "Lunchbox"
  16. "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)"
  17. "Rock N Roll Nigger"
  18. "Misery Machine"

Tour overview[edit]

  • The performance in Memphis, Tennessee on December 10, 1995 was cancelled for reasons unknown. They returned to Memphis January 26, 1996 to make up the canceled show.
  • The performance in Syracuse, New York on January 15th caused a riot with several thousands of dollars' worth of damage to the venue.
  • The performance in Johnson City, Tennessee on January 27, 1996 was cancelled due to throat problems with vocalist Marilyn Manson.
  • The performance in Knoxville, Tennessee on January 28, 1996 was cancelled for reasons unknown.

Tour dates[edit]

# Date City Country Venue
1 June 1, 1995 Baton Rouge United States Papa Joe's Rock 'n' Roll Club
2 June 2, 1995 New Orleans Tipitinas
3 September 12, 1995 Tulsa Cain's Ballroom
4 September 13, 1995 Oklahoma City Will Rogers Center
5 September 15, 1995 Dallas Deep Ellum Live
6 September 16, 1995 Houston Numbers
7 September 17, 1995 Corpus Christi Johnnyland
8 September 19, 1995 San Antonio Showcase Special Events
9 September 20, 1995 Austin Backroom
10 September 22, 1995 Albuquerque El Rey Theatre
11 September 23, 1995 El Paso El Paso Metropolis
12 September 24, 1995 Tucson Rock
13 September 25, 1995 Tempe Club Rio
14 September 27, 1995 San Diego Soma
15 September 28, 1995 Santa Barbara Santa Barbara Underground
16 September 29, 1995 Hollywood Palace
17 October 1, 1995 Palo Alto The Edge
18 October 2, 1995 San Francisco Trocadero Transfer
19 October 3, 1995 Reno Easy Street
20 October 5, 1995 Portland La Luna
21 October 6, 1995 Seattle RCKNDY
22 October 7, 1995 Vancouver Canada New York Theatre
23 October 10, 1995 Denver United States Ogden Theatre
24 October 12, 1995 Wichita Rock Island
25 October 13, 1995 Springfield Regency Showcase
26 October 14, 1995 Lawrence Granada
27 October 15, 1995 Omaha Ranch Bowl
28 October 17, 1995 Grand Rapids Orbit Room
29 October 18, 1995 Toledo Asylum
30 October 20, 1995 Cincinnati Bogarts
31 October 21, 1995 Lakewood Phantasy Theatre
32 October 22, 1995 Columbus Newport Music Hall
33 October 23, 1995 Pittsburgh Metropole
34 October 25, 1995 Buffalo Ogden Street Music Hall
35 October 26, 1995 Rochester Water Street Music Hall
36 October 27, 1995 Toronto Canada Toronto Opera House
37 October 28, 1995 Albany United States Saratoga Winners
38 October 30, 1995 Providence Club Babyhead
39 October 31, 1995 Boston Mama Kin's
40 November 1, 1995 Boston Mama Kin's
41 November 3, 1995 New York City Irving Plaza
42 November 4, 1995
43 November 5, 1995 Philadelphia Electric Factory
44 November 6, 1995 Asbury Park Stone Pony
45 November 8, 1995 New Haven Toad's Place
46 November 9, 1995 Washington, D.C. Capitol Ballroom
47 November 10, 1995 Norfolk Boathouse
48 November 11, 1995 Raleigh Ritz
49 November 13, 1995 Nashville 328 Performance Hall
50 November 14, 1995 Louisville Brewery
51 November 15, 1995 St. Louis Mississippi Nights
52 November 16, 1995 Milwaukee T.A. Vern's
53 November 18, 1995 Sioux Falls Pomp Room
54 November 19, 1995 Minneapolis First Avenue
55 November 21, 1995 Columbia Blue Note
56 November 22, 1995 Chicago Cabaret Metro
57 November 24, 1995 Detroit Saint Andrew's Hall
58 November 25, 1995
59 November 26, 1995 Toronto Canada Toronto Opera House
60 1995/11/27 Wilkes Barre United States Mantis Green
61 November 29, 1995 Fayetteville Flaming Mug
62 November 30, 1995 Winston-Salem Ziggy's Tavern
63 December 1, 1995 Wilmington Mad Monk's
64 December 2, 1995 Atlanta The Masquerade
65 December 4, 1995 Charlotte Jeremiah's
66 December 5, 1995 Columbia Rockafella's
67 December 6, 1995 Myrtle Beach Headroom
68 December 8, 1995 Baton Rouge Varsity Theater
69 December 9, 1995 New Orleans Rendon Inn
70 December 10, 1995 (Cancelled) Memphis Six-One-Six
71 December 12, 1995 Fort Myers Pyramids
72 December 13, 1995 Tampa Masquerade
73 December 15, 1995 Orlando The Edge
74 December 16, 1995 Fort Lauderdale The Edge
75 December 17, 1995
76 December 28, 1995 Cleveland Odeon
77 December 29, 1995
78 December 31, 1995 New York City Academy
79 January 2, 1996 Oldbridge Birch Hill Night Club
80 January 3, 1996 New London El 'n' Gee
81 January 5, 1996 Baltimore Hammerjack's
82 January 6, 1996 Allentown Starz
83 January 7, 1996 Harrisburg Metron
84 January 8, 1996 North Hampton Pearl Street Nightclub
85 January 10, 1996 Cohoes Saratoga Winners
86 January 11, 1996 Port Chester Capitol Theatre
87 January 12, 1996 Huntington Roxy Music Hall
88 January 13, 1996 Rochester Water Street Music Hall
89 January 15, 1996 Syracuse Lost Horizon
90 January 16, 1996 State College Crowbar
91 January 18, 1996 Kalamazoo State Theatre
92 January 19, 1996 Toledo Toledo Asylum
93 January 20, 1996 Columbus Newport Music Hall
94 January 21, 1996 Cincinnati Bogarts
95 January 23, 1996 Charlottesville Trax
96 January 25, 1996 Knoxville Electric Ballroom
97 January 26, 1996 Memphis Six-One-Six
98 January 27, 1996 (Cancelled) Johnson City Nightmoves
99 January 28, 1996 (Cancelled) Knoxville Electric Ballroom
100 January 29, 1996 Carborro Cat's Cradle
101 January 30, 1996 Charleston Music Farm
102 January 31, 1996 Tallahassee Moon
103 February 2, 1996 Daytona Beach Underground Daytona Beach
104 February 3, 1996 St. Petersburg Janus Landing
105 February 4, 1996 Stuart Playground[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.marilynmansonimages.com/band-history3.html
  2. ^ http://www.nachtkabarett.com/theDevilsNotebook/SmellsLikeChildren
  3. ^ http://www.spookhouse.net/reviews/slctour.html

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