Smells Like Children Tour
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|Tour by Marilyn Manson|
|Associated album||Smells Like Children|
|Start date||June 1, 1995|
|End date||February 4, 1996|
|No. of shows||105 (planned)|
|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.
The background for the shows during the Smells Like Children tour was a ouija board which read "Marilyn Manson" on the center. 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.
The Jon Stewart Show appearance
The band appeared on the June 22, 1995 episode of MTV's late-night talk show The Jon Stewart Show with host Jon Stewart. The episode featured a live performance of the songs "Lunchbox" and "Dope Hat" by the band off of their debut album 1994's Portrait of an American Family. The episode sparked nationwide controversy after frontman Marilyn Manson set a Bible ablaze onstage, which elicited public outcry of blasphemy. The band finished their set by throwing instruments around the stage, and ended with a piggyback ride offstage on Jon Stewart. Stewart later recalled the episode in his memoir Angry Optimist: The Life and Times of Jon Stewart, "The next night, Marilyn Manson was on, and they ended up lighting the stage on fire. I really thought somebody was going to be killed that week."
- Marilyn Manson: Vocals
- Daisy Berkowitz: Guitar
- Twiggy Ramirez: Bass
- Madonna Wayne Gacy: Keyboards
- Ginger Fish: Drums
The following list contains the most commonly played songs in the order they were most generally performed:
- "Wrapped in Plastic"
- "Snake Eyes and Sissies"
- "Get Your Gunn"
- "Cake and Sodomy"
- "Minute Of Decay" (Early version)
- "Down in the Park"
- "Dope Hat"
- "My Monkey"
- "Smells Like Children" (Early version of "Kinderfeld")
- "Irresponsible Hate Anthem" (Early version)
- "Tourniquet" (Early version)
- "Organ Grinder"
- "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)"
- "Rock N Roll Nigger"
- "Misery Machine"
- 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.
|June 1, 1995||Baton Rouge||United States||Papa Joe's Rock 'n' Roll Club||n/a||N/A||N/A|
|June 2, 1995||New Orleans||Tipitinas||N/A||N/A|
|September 12, 1995||Tulsa||Cain's Ballroom||N/A||N/A|
|September 13, 1995||Oklahoma City||Will Rogers Center||N/A||N/A|
|September 15, 1995||Dallas||Deep Ellum Live||N/A||N/A|
|September 16, 1995||Houston||Numbers||N/A||N/A|
|September 17, 1995||Corpus Christi||Johnnyland||N/A||N/A|
|September 19, 1995||San Antonio||Showcase Special Events||N/A||N/A|
|September 20, 1995||Austin||Backroom||N/A||N/A|
|September 22, 1995||Albuquerque||El Rey Theatre||N/A||N/A|
|September 23, 1995||El Paso||El Paso Metropolis||N/A||N/A|
|September 24, 1995||Tucson||Rock||N/A||N/A|
|September 25, 1995||Tempe||Club Rio||N/A||N/A|
|September 27, 1995||San Diego||Soma||N/A||N/A|
|September 28, 1995||Santa Barbara||Santa Barbara Underground||N/A||N/A|
|September 29, 1995||Los Angeles||Palace||N/A||N/A|
|October 1, 1995||Palo Alto||The Edge||N/A||N/A|
|October 2, 1995||San Francisco||Trocadero Transfer||N/A||N/A|
|October 3, 1995||Reno||Easy Street||N/A||N/A|
|October 5, 1995||Portland||La Luna||N/A||N/A|
|October 6, 1995||Seattle||RCKNDY||N/A||N/A|
|October 7, 1995||Vancouver||Canada||New York Theatre||N/A||N/A|
|October 10, 1995||Denver||United States||Ogden Theatre||N/A||N/A|
|October 12, 1995||Wichita||Rock Island||N/A||N/A|
|October 13, 1995||Springfield||Regency Showcase||N/A||N/A|
|October 14, 1995||Lawrence||Granada||N/A||N/A|
|October 15, 1995||Omaha||Ranch Bowl||N/A||N/A|
|October 17, 1995||Grand Rapids||Orbit Room||N/A||N/A|
|October 18, 1995||Toledo||Asylum||N/A||N/A|
|October 20, 1995||Cincinnati||Bogarts||N/A||N/A|
|October 21, 1995||Lakewood||Phantasy Theater||N/A||N/A|
|October 22, 1995||Columbus||Newport Music Hall||N/A||N/A|
|October 23, 1995||Pittsburgh||Metropole||N/A||N/A|
|October 25, 1995||Buffalo||Ogden Street Music Hall||N/A||N/A|
|October 26, 1995||Rochester||Water Street Music Hall||N/A||N/A|
|October 27, 1995||Toronto||Canada||Toronto Opera House||N/A||N/A|
|October 28, 1995||Albany||United States||Saratoga Winners||N/A||N/A|
|October 30, 1995||Providence||Club Babyhead||N/A||N/A|
|October 31, 1995||Boston||Mama Kin's Music Hall||N/A||N/A|
|November 1, 1995||N/A||N/A|
|November 3, 1995||New York City||Irving Plaza||N/A||N/A|
|November 4, 1995||N/A||N/A|
|November 5, 1995||Philadelphia||Electric Factory||N/A||N/A|
|November 6, 1995||Asbury Park||Stone Pony||N/A||N/A|
|November 8, 1995||New Haven||Toad's Place||N/A||N/A|
|November 9, 1995||Washington, D.C.||Capitol Ballroom||N/A||N/A|
|November 10, 1995||Norfolk||Boathouse||N/A||N/A|
|November 11, 1995||Raleigh||Ritz||N/A||N/A|
|November 13, 1995||Nashville||328 Performance Hall||N/A||N/A|
|November 14, 1995||Louisville||Brewery||N/A||N/A|
|November 15, 1995||St. Louis||Mississippi Nights||N/A||N/A|
|November 16, 1995||Milwaukee||T.A. Vern's||N/A||N/A|
|November 18, 1995||Sioux Falls||Pomp Room||N/A||N/A|
|November 19, 1995||Minneapolis||First Avenue||N/A||N/A|
|November 21, 1995||Columbia||Blue Note||N/A||N/A|
|November 22, 1995||Chicago||Cabaret Metro||N/A||N/A|
|November 24, 1995||Detroit||Saint Andrew's Hall||N/A||N/A|
|November 25, 1995||N/A||N/A|
|November 26, 1995||Toronto||Canada||Toronto Opera House||N/A||N/A|
|November 27, 1995||Wilkes Barre||United States||Mantis Green||N/A||N/A|
|November 29, 1995||Fayetteville||Flaming Mug||N/A||N/A|
|November 30, 1995||Winston-Salem||Ziggy's Tavern||N/A||N/A|
|December 1, 1995||Wilmington||Mad Monk's||N/A||N/A|
|December 2, 1995||Atlanta||The Masquerade||N/A||N/A|
|December 4, 1995||Charlotte||Jeremiah's||N/A||N/A|
|December 5, 1995||Columbia||Rockafella's||N/A||N/A|
|December 6, 1995||Myrtle Beach||Headroom||N/A||N/A|
|December 8, 1995||Baton Rouge||Varsity Theater||N/A||N/A|
|December 9, 1995||New Orleans||Rendon Inn||N/A||N/A|
|December 10, 1995 (Cancelled)||Memphis||Six-One-Six||N/A||N/A|
|December 12, 1995||Fort Myers||Pyramids||N/A||N/A|
|December 13, 1995||Tampa||Masquerade||N/A||N/A|
|December 15, 1995||Orlando||The Edge||N/A||N/A|
|December 16, 1995||Fort Lauderdale||The Edge||N/A||N/A|
|December 17, 1995||N/A||N/A|
|December 28, 1995||Cleveland||Odeon||N/A||N/A|
|December 29, 1995||N/A||N/A|
|December 31, 1995||New York City||Academy||N/A||N/A|
|January 2, 1996||Oldbridge||Birch Hill Night Club||N/A||N/A|
|January 3, 1996||New London||El 'n' Gee||N/A||N/A|
|January 5, 1996||Baltimore||Hammerjack's||N/A||N/A|
|January 6, 1996||Allentown||Starz||N/A||N/A|
|January 7, 1996||Harrisburg||Metron||N/A||N/A|
|January 8, 1996||North Hampton||Pearl Street Nightclub||N/A||N/A|
|January 10, 1996||Cohoes||Saratoga Winners||N/A||N/A|
|January 11, 1996||Port Chester||Capitol Theatre||N/A||N/A|
|January 12, 1996||Huntington||Roxy Music Hall||N/A||N/A|
|January 13, 1996||Rochester||Water Street Music Hall||N/A||N/A|
|January 15, 1996||Syracuse||Lost Horizon||N/A||N/A|
|January 16, 1996||State College||Crowbar||N/A||N/A|
|January 18, 1996||Kalamazoo||State Theatre||N/A||N/A|
|January 19, 1996||Toledo||Toledo Asylum||N/A||N/A|
|January 20, 1996||Columbus||Newport Music Hall||N/A||N/A|
|January 21, 1996||Cincinnati||Bogarts||N/A||N/A|
|January 23, 1996||Charlottesville||Trax||N/A||N/A|
|January 25, 1996||Knoxville||Electric Ballroom||N/A||N/A|
|January 26, 1996||Memphis||Six-One-Six||N/A||N/A|
|January 27, 1996 (Cancelled)||Johnson City||Nightmoves||N/A||N/A|
|January 28, 1996 (Cancelled)||Knoxville||Electric Ballroom||N/A||N/A|
|January 29, 1996||Carborro||Cat's Cradle||N/A||N/A|
|January 30, 1996||Charleston||Music Farm||N/A||N/A|
|January 31, 1996||Tallahassee||Moon||N/A||N/A|
|February 2, 1996||Daytona Beach||Underground Daytona Beach||N/A||N/A|
|February 3, 1996||St. Petersburg||Janus Landing||N/A||N/A|
|February 4, 1996||Stuart||Playground||N/A||N/A|
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