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
No. of shows 105 (planned)
102 (completed)
Marilyn Manson concert chronology

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
June 1, 1995 Baton Rouge United States Papa Joe's Rock 'n' Roll Club
June 2, 1995 New Orleans Tipitinas
September 12, 1995 Tulsa Cain's Ballroom
September 13, 1995 Oklahoma City Will Rogers Center
September 15, 1995 Dallas Deep Ellum Live
September 16, 1995 Houston Numbers
September 17, 1995 Corpus Christi Johnnyland
September 19, 1995 San Antonio Showcase Special Events
September 20, 1995 Austin Backroom
September 22, 1995 Albuquerque El Rey Theatre
September 23, 1995 El Paso El Paso Metropolis
September 24, 1995 Tucson Rock
September 25, 1995 Tempe Club Rio
September 27, 1995 San Diego Soma
September 28, 1995 Santa Barbara Santa Barbara Underground
September 29, 1995 Los Angeles Palace
October 1, 1995 Palo Alto The Edge
October 2, 1995 San Francisco Trocadero Transfer
October 3, 1995 Reno Easy Street
October 5, 1995 Portland La Luna
October 6, 1995 Seattle RCKNDY
October 7, 1995 Vancouver Canada New York Theatre
October 10, 1995 Denver United States Ogden Theatre
October 12, 1995 Wichita Rock Island
October 13, 1995 Springfield Regency Showcase
October 14, 1995 Lawrence Granada
October 15, 1995 Omaha Ranch Bowl
October 17, 1995 Grand Rapids Orbit Room
October 18, 1995 Toledo Asylum
October 20, 1995 Cincinnati Bogarts
October 21, 1995 Lakewood Phantasy Theater
October 22, 1995 Columbus Newport Music Hall
October 23, 1995 Pittsburgh Metropole
October 25, 1995 Buffalo Ogden Street Music Hall
October 26, 1995 Rochester Water Street Music Hall
October 27, 1995 Toronto Canada Toronto Opera House
October 28, 1995 Albany United States Saratoga Winners
October 30, 1995 Providence Club Babyhead
October 31, 1995 Boston Mama Kin's Music Hall
November 1, 1995
November 3, 1995 New York City Irving Plaza
November 4, 1995
November 5, 1995 Philadelphia Electric Factory
November 6, 1995 Asbury Park Stone Pony
November 8, 1995 New Haven Toad's Place
November 9, 1995 Washington, D.C. Capitol Ballroom
November 10, 1995 Norfolk Boathouse
November 11, 1995 Raleigh Ritz
November 13, 1995 Nashville 328 Performance Hall
November 14, 1995 Louisville Brewery
November 15, 1995 St. Louis Mississippi Nights
November 16, 1995 Milwaukee T.A. Vern's
November 18, 1995 Sioux Falls Pomp Room
November 19, 1995 Minneapolis First Avenue
November 21, 1995 Columbia Blue Note
November 22, 1995 Chicago Cabaret Metro
November 24, 1995 Detroit Saint Andrew's Hall
November 25, 1995
November 26, 1995 Toronto Canada Toronto Opera House
November 27, 1995 Wilkes Barre United States Mantis Green
November 29, 1995 Fayetteville Flaming Mug
November 30, 1995 Winston-Salem Ziggy's Tavern
December 1, 1995 Wilmington Mad Monk's
December 2, 1995 Atlanta The Masquerade
December 4, 1995 Charlotte Jeremiah's
December 5, 1995 Columbia Rockafella's
December 6, 1995 Myrtle Beach Headroom
December 8, 1995 Baton Rouge Varsity Theater
December 9, 1995 New Orleans Rendon Inn
December 10, 1995 (Cancelled) Memphis Six-One-Six
December 12, 1995 Fort Myers Pyramids
December 13, 1995 Tampa Masquerade
December 15, 1995 Orlando The Edge
December 16, 1995 Fort Lauderdale The Edge
December 17, 1995
December 28, 1995 Cleveland Odeon
December 29, 1995
December 31, 1995 New York City Academy
January 2, 1996 Oldbridge Birch Hill Night Club
January 3, 1996 New London El 'n' Gee
January 5, 1996 Baltimore Hammerjack's
January 6, 1996 Allentown Starz
January 7, 1996 Harrisburg Metron
January 8, 1996 North Hampton Pearl Street Nightclub
January 10, 1996 Cohoes Saratoga Winners
January 11, 1996 Port Chester Capitol Theatre
January 12, 1996 Huntington Roxy Music Hall
January 13, 1996 Rochester Water Street Music Hall
January 15, 1996 Syracuse Lost Horizon
January 16, 1996 State College Crowbar
January 18, 1996 Kalamazoo State Theatre
January 19, 1996 Toledo Toledo Asylum
January 20, 1996 Columbus Newport Music Hall
January 21, 1996 Cincinnati Bogarts
January 23, 1996 Charlottesville Trax
January 25, 1996 Knoxville Electric Ballroom
January 26, 1996 Memphis Six-One-Six
January 27, 1996 (Cancelled) Johnson City Nightmoves
January 28, 1996 (Cancelled) Knoxville Electric Ballroom
January 29, 1996 Carborro Cat's Cradle
January 30, 1996 Charleston Music Farm
January 31, 1996 Tallahassee Moon
February 2, 1996 Daytona Beach Underground Daytona Beach
February 3, 1996 St. Petersburg Janus Landing
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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