Grotesk Burlesk Tour

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Grotesk Burlesk Tour
World tour by Marilyn Manson
Marilyn Manson performing live
Associated album The Golden Age of Grotesque
Start date April 11, 2003
End date December 27, 2003
Legs 8
Number of shows 119
Marilyn Manson concert chronology

Grotesk Burlesk was the ninth tour Marilyn Manson embarked on, under management of major record label Interscope Records. It was the band's fifth tour to span over multiple legs. The band was on tour from April 11, 2003 until January 3, 2004.

Many of the costumes and attire used for the tour were tailored by French fashion designer and grand couturier Jean-Paul Gaultier.[1][2]

Performance and show themes[edit]

The stage was designed to resemble that of the classic vaudeville and burlesque stage shows of the 1930s, a prevalent motif found in the album itself. Encompassing this theme most notably were two live dancers dressed in vintage burlesque costume who would be present on stage for most of the show, they danced for "mOBSCENE" and "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)", and performed piano for "The Golden Age of Grotesque" and floor toms for "Doll-Dagga Buzz-Buzz Ziggety-Zag". They also appeared during performances of "Para-noir". Dressed as if they were conjoined, they accompanied Manson as he was elevated some 12 metre (39 ft) above the stage, much like during performances of "Cruci-Fiction in Space" on the Guns, God and Government tour. The stage also utilized a series of platforms. Manson would sing at a podium for performances of "The Fight Song", donning blackface while wearing an Allgemeine SS-style peaked police cap or, alternatively, Mickey Mouse ears. During performances of "The Dope Show", Manson would wear elongated arms designed by Rudy Coby, which he would swing in a marching manner as he walked along the stage. At the end of each performance of "The Golden Age of Grotesque", Manson played saxophone—a rare instance of the vocalist playing a live instrument in concert.


Supporting acts[edit]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Repent"
  2. "Thaeter"
  3. "This Is the New Shit"
  4. "Disposable Teens"
  5. "Irresponsible Hate Anthem"
  6. "Astonishing Panorama of the Endtimes"
  7. "Use Your Fist and Not Your Mouth"
  8. "Great Big White World"
  9. "Lunchbox" (Spoken)
  10. "1996" (Spoken)
  11. "Rock Is Dead"
  12. "Mobscene"
  13. "Tainted Love"
  14. "Para-Noir"
  15. "Tourniquet"
  16. "Baboon Rape Party"
  17. "The Dope Show"
  18. "Saint"
  19. "The Golden Age of Grotesque"
  20. "Doll-Dagga Buzz-Buzz Ziggety-Zag"
  21. "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" (With "The Reflecting God" outro)
  22. "Rock 'n' Roll Nigger"
  23. "Obsequey (The Death of Art)"
  24. "It's a Small World"
  25. "The Fight Song"
  26. "The Beautiful People"
  27. "Better of Two Evils"

Opening songs[edit]

Grotesk Burlesk spring european tour[edit]

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
Summer European Tour[3]
April 11, 2003 Berlin Germany Volksbuehne
April 15, 2003 London England Rogue
May 29, 2003 Lisbon Portugal Rock in Lisbon
May 30, 2003 Madrid Spain Festimad (Rescheduled from June 22, 2003)
May 31, 2003 Derby England Download Festival
June 2, 2003 Glasgow Scotland Braehead Arena
June 4, 2003 London England Brixton Academy
June 6, 2003 Jonathan Ross Show
June 7, 2003 Milan Italy A Day at the Border


  1. ^ "For The Record: Quick News On Marilyn Manson And Jean Paul Gaultier, Bone Crusher, Cam'ron, Pearl Jam, Jimi Hendrix & More". MTV News. 2003-04-28. Retrieved 2011-03-12. 
  2. ^ "Fashion Rocks Red Carpet". Style Magazine. Retrieved 2011-03-12. 
  3. ^ "Spring European Tour". Manson Wiki. Retrieved 2011-07-08.