Rape of the World Tour

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Rape of the World Tour
Tour by Marilyn Manson
Marilyn Manson Stage 2007 by Lucadex.jpg
Associated album Eat Me, Drink Me
Start date May 26, 2007
End date March 2, 2008
Legs 7
Number of shows 122
Marilyn Manson concert chronology

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".
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 performing at 2007's Eurockéennes.

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?".

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]

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

  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]

Winter European Tour[edit]

Winter North American 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, 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
With: Slayer and Bleeding Through
May 26, 2007 Landgraaf Netherlands PINKPOP
May 28, 2007 Milan Italy PalaSharp
May 29, 2007 Florence PalaSport
May 31, 2007 Toulon France Zenith-Toulon
June 2, 2007 Lorca Spain Lorca Rock Festival
June 4, 2007 Lyon France Halle Tony Garnier
June 5, 2007 Paris Palais Omnisport
June 9, 2007 Derby England Download Festival
June 11, 2007 Luxembourg Luxembourg Rockhal
June 13, 2007 Prague Czech Republic T-Mobile Arena
June 15, 2007 Interlaken Switzerland Greenfield Festival
June 16, 2007 Nickelsdorf Austria Nova Rock Festival
June 17, 2007 Chemnitz Germany Woodstage Festival
June 20, 2007 Ljubljana Slovenia Krizanke Monastery
June 22, 2007 Neuhausen Germany Southside Festival
June 23, 2007 Scheebel Hurricane Festival
June 24, 2007 Berlin Zita Rock Festival
June 26, 2007 Dortmund Westfalenhalle
June 28, 2007 Werchter Belgium Rock Werchter
June 29, 2007 Belfort France Eurockéennes de Belfort
July 1, 2007 Bucharest Romania B'estival
July 2, 2007 Istanbul Turkey Radar Festival
July 4, 2007 Sofia Bulgaria Akademik Stadium
July 7, 2007 Bobital France Terre Neuvas Festival
Summer North American Tour
July 25, 2007 West Palm Beach United States Sound Advice Amphitheatre
July 27, 2007 Tampa Ford Amphitheatre
July 28, 2007 Atlanta HiFi Buys Amphitheatre
July 30, 2007 Columbia Merriweather Post Pavilion
July 31, 2007 Cleveland Tower City Amphitheatre
August 2, 2007 Philadelphia Tweeter Center
August 4, 2007 Worcester DCU Center
August 5, 2007 Holmdel PNC
August 7, 2007 Quebec Canada Centre de Foire
August 8, 2007 Montreal Bell Centre
August 10, 2007 Toronto Molson Amphitheatre
August 11, 2007 Detroit United States DTE Music Theatre
August 13, 2007 Rosemont Allstate
August 14, 2007 Minneapolis Xcel
August 16, 2007 Lincoln Pershing Center
August 18, 2007 Denver Coors Amphitheatre
August 21, 2007 Sacramento Sleep Train Amphitheatre
August 23, 2007 Concord Sleep Train Pavilion
August 24, 2007 Los Angeles Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
August 25, 2007 San Diego San Diego Sports Arena
August 27, 2007 Phoenix Cricket Pavilion
August 28, 2007 Albuquerque Journal Pavilion
August 30, 2007 Grand Prairie Nokia Theatre
August 31, 2007 Houston Reliant Arena
September 1, 2007 Selma Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
South American Tour
September 18, 2007 Mexico City Mexico Salón Vive Cuervo
September 19, 2007
September 21, 2007 Buenos Aires Argentina Club Ciudad de Buenos Aires
September 22, 2007 Bogotá Colombia Megaeventos
September 25, 2007 Rio de Janeiro Brazil Fundicao
September 26, 2007 São Paulo Via Funchal
September 29, 2007 Buenos Aires Argentina Estadio Pepsi Music
Oceania Tour
October 3, 2007 Auckland New Zealand Auckland Town Hall
October 5, 2007 Melbourne Australia Festival Hall
October 6, 2007 Sydney Hordern Pavilion
October 8, 2007 Brisbane Brisbane Entertainment Centre
October 11, 2007 Adelaide Adelaide Thebarton Theatre
October 13, 2007 Perth Perth Challenge Stadium
Japan Tour
October 16, 2007 Fukuoka Japan ZEPP
October 17, 2007 Nagoya ZEPP
October 18, 2007 Tokyo Studio Coust
October 21, 2007 Saitama Saitama Super Arena
October 23, 2007 Osaka Jo Hall
Winter European Tour
November 10, 2007 St. Petersberg Russia SKK Arena
November 13, 2007 Moscow B1 Maximum Club
November 14, 2007 Moscow B1 Maximum Club
November 17, 2007 Montpellier France Zenith Sud
November 19, 2007 Lisbon Portugal Atlantic Pavilion
November 20, 2007 Madrid Spain Palacio Deportes
November 22, 2007 Barcelona Pavello Olympic Badalona
November 23, 2007 Bilbao BEC
November 26, 2007 Vienna Austria Stadhalle
November 27, 2007 Munich Germany Zenith
November 29, 2007 Zürich Switzerland Hallenstadion
November 30, 2007 Böblingen Germany Sporthalle
December 2, 2007 Hamburg Sporthalle
December 3, 2007 Offenbach Stadthalle
December 5, 2007 London England Wembley Arena
December 6, 2007 Manchester Central
December 8, 2007 Glasgow Scotland Braehead Arena
December 9, 2007 Birmingham England NEC Arena
December 11, 2007 Brussels Belgium Vorst Nationaal
December 12, 2007 Den Bosch Netherlands Brabanthallen
December 15, 2007 Stockholm Sweden Hovet
December 17, 2007 Gothenburg Scandinavium
December 18, 2007 Oslo Norway Spektrum
December 20, 2007 Helsinki Finland Ice Hall
December 22, 2007 Tallinn Estonia Saku Arena
Winter North American Tour
Bassist Twiggy Ramirez rejoins the band just before this leg, major setlist changes are added.
January 19, 2008 Orlando United States Hard Rock Live
January 20, 2008 Miami The Fillmore
January 22, 2008 Atlanta The Tabernacle
January 24, 2008 Baltimore Rams Head Live!
January 26, 2008 Boston Orpheum Theatre
January 27, 2008 Philadelphia Electric Factory Ballroom
January 29, 2008 New York Hammerstein Ballroom
January 30, 2008 New York Hammerstein Ballroom
February 1, 2008 Cleveland House of Blues
February 2, 2008 Columbus Promowest Pavilion
February 4, 2008 Detroit State Theatre
February 5, 2008 Chicago Aragon Ballroom
February 7, 2008 Milwaukee Eagles Ballroom
February 8, 2008 Minneapolis Myth Live Event Center
February 10, 2008 St. Louis The Pageant
February 11, 2008 Kansas City Uptown Theater
February 13, 2008 Denver Fillmore Auditorium
February 15, 2008 Salt Lake City The Great Saltair
February 16, 2008 Vancouver Canada Orpheum Theatre
February 17, 2008 Vancouver Queen Elizabeth Theatre
February 18, 2008 Seattle United States Paramount Theatre
February 20, 2008 San Francisco The Warfield Theatre
February 22, 2008 Los Angeles The Wiltern
February 23, 2008 Los Angeles The Wiltern
February 25, 2008 San Diego House of Blues
February 27, 2008 Phoenix Dodge Theatre
February 29, 2008 Dallas House Of Blues
March 1, 2008 Austin Austin Music Hall
March 2, 2008 Houston Verizon Wireless Theatre

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