The High End of Low Tour
|Tour by Marilyn Manson|
|Associated album||The High End of Low|
|Start date||June 3, 2009|
|End date||December 21, 2009|
|No. of shows||112 (planned)|
|Marilyn Manson concert chronology|
The High End of Low Tour was a worldwide arena tour by American rock band Marilyn Manson. It was the twelfth tour the band embarked upon and the eighth to span multiple legs. The tour ran from June 3, 2009 until December 21, 2009. The only known tour date of the tour's seventh leg in 2010 was cancelled. During the last show in France, Manson announced that there would be no further tour dates in 2010.
In the vein of the album themes and imagery revolving around Manson's conception of life as a movie, the live counterpart of The High End of Low reflects this theatricality by simulating each song in the live tour as a different act. Replete with cinema-derived stage lighting illuminating Manson, the separation between "backstage"/"onstage" has been lifted to portray this cinematic effect; Manson reapplies his makeup front-and-center onstage, stagehands assist with wardrobe changes in full view of the audience, and the final illustration of this concept is that prior to each song's commencement afterwards, a stagehand emerges and signifies that each new act has begun by use of a clapperboard in front of Manson, as if to convey the filmic mantra of "lights, camera, action" and the song begins.
A new theatric stage was revealed in the first European leg of "The High End Of Low Tour". During "Great Big White World" Manson performed in an oversized white lightbox. The song was entirely sung behind the semi-transparent sheet, removed from the audience. "If I Was Your Vampire", which also deals with a similar lovelorn isolation, was alternately performed with this theatrical device on early dates of the tour.
Marilyn Manson joined Slayer as headliners for the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival tour in 2009. The press release for the tour stated that "Manson is currently in the studio working on his seventh studio album scheduled for release May 18th on Interscope Records." On February 2, Rolling Stone confirmed the album had been officially titled The High End of Low.
After much fan speculation and no official announcement, Andy Gerold joined Marilyn Manson in the capacity of live bassist after former bassist Twiggy Ramirez switched to lead guitar duties. Gerold played his first show with the band on June 3, 2009, in Brno, Czech Republic. As of 2011, Gerold is still the youngest musician to play in the band, preceding former drummer Sara Lee Lucas by nearly seven years. During the summer of 2009, the band co-headlined the 2009 Mayhem Festival with Slayer. Later in October 2009, the band headlined the internationally advertised V-Rock Festival '09.
Performance and show themes
For most of the tour, Manson wore the same sleeveless black shirt with a razor blade image on the front, as well as his signature black skin tight leather trousers. For most performances of "Devour" or "Great Big White World", Manson wore a white coat. For some performances of "Great Big White World", Manson would rip his way out of a box sealed in a plastic wrap. For performances of "Dried Up, Tied and Dead to the World", Manson would play guitar. For performances of "If I Was Your Vampire", "Arma-goddamn-motherfuckin-geddon" " Running to the Edge of the World" "Leave a Scar", Manson used a microphone in the shape of a knife, as he previously used during the Rape of the World Tour. For performances of "Four Rusted Horses (Opening Titles Version)", Manson burnt a Bible, as he has notably done during past performances of "Antichrist Superstar".
For most performances of "Pretty as a Swastika" and "Arma-goddamn-motherfuckin-geddon", banners baring the dollar sign logo were on stage. For performances of "Irresponsible Hate Anthem", Manson wore a Nazi helmet and held the flag of whichever country he was performing in. Also for performances of "Pretty as a Swastika", Manson wore the hat of a Nazi officer. During the European leg, for performances of "Devour" and "Coma White"/"Coma Black", a large promotional photo of his room was used as a backdrop. During European leg, for performances of "Cruci-Fiction in Space", Manson wore gloves with lasers attached to the fingers. For performances of "The Dope Show", Manson wore a top hat. For performances of "The Dope Show", dialogue from the film, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, would play before the song was performed. The dialogue features talk and usage of cocaine. Also for performances of "The Dope Show" and "Leave a Scar", Manson made use of film projectors. During the performance of "Running to the Edge of the World" on Barcelona, Spain, Manson sang to Evan Rachel Wood, with the knife microphone, as she pretended to bleed to death, lying on a bed that had been set up center stage.
- For performances of "Irresponsible Hate Anthem", Manson wore a Nazi helmet and held the flag of whichever country he was performing in.
- Also for performances of "Pretty as a Swastika", Manson wore the hat of a Nazi officer.
- During The High End of Low European leg, for performances of "Devour" and "Coma White"/"Coma Black", a large promotional photo of his room was used as a backdrop.
- During The High End of Low European leg, for performances of "Cruci-Fiction in Space", Manson wore gloves with lasers attached to the fingers.
- For performances of "The Dope Show", Manson wore a top hat.
- For performances of "The Dope Show", dialogue from the film, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, would play before the song was performed. The dialogue features talk and usage of cocaine.
- Also for performances of "The Dope Show" and "Leave a Scar", Manson made use of film projectors.
- During the performance of "Running to the Edge of the World" on Barcelona, Spain, Manson sang to Evan Rachel Wood, with the knife microphone, as she pretended to bleed to death, lying on a bed that had been set up center stage.
- During the show in December 14, 2009 Manchester, England, former Marilyn Manson live bassist Rob Holliday joined the band to play "Little Horn".
- During the show in August 25, 2009 Pomona, California, Kerry King of the band Slayer joined Manson to play "Little Horn" and "Irresponsible Hate Anthem".
The most commonly played songs, in the order they were most generally performed, were:
- "Cruci-Fiction in Space"
- "Disposable Teens"
- "Pretty as a Swastika"
- "Little Horn"
- "The Love Song"
- "Irresponsible Hate Anthem"
- "Four Rusted Horses (Opening Titles Version)"
- "Track 99"
- "Dried Up, Tied and Dead to the World"
- "Blank and White"
- "Coma White" / "Coma Black (a) Eden Eye"
- "Running to the Edge of the World"
- "I Want to Kill You Like They Do in the Movies"
- "We're from America"
- "Leave a Scar" (contains intro from "Abuse, Part 1 (There Is Pain Involved)")
- "The Dope Show" (contains intro from "Dewey Cox Cocaine")
- "Wight Spider"
- "Rock Is Dead" (contains intro from "Dancing with the One-Legged...")
- "Great Big White World" (With "Fuck Frankie" intro)
- "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)"
- "Whole Wide World"
- "Rock N Roll Nigger"
- "If I Was Your Vampire"
- "The Beautiful People" (contains intro from "Baby, You're a Rich Man")
Broadcasts & Recordings
It Is known that Multiple concerts were captured during this tour, though all the material has been archived.
|European Festival Tour|
|June 3, 2009||Brno||Czech Republic||Velodrom|
|June 5, 2009||Nürburgring||Germany||Rock Am Ring|
|June 6, 2009||Nuremberg||Rock Im Park|
|June 8, 2009||Innsbruck||Austria||Olympiahalle|
|June 9, 2009||Bratislava||Slovakia||Incheba Expo|
|June 11, 2009||Dresden||Germany||Junge Garden|
|June 13, 2009||Derby||England||Download Festival|
|June 17, 2009||Porto||Portugal||Porto Portugal Coliseum|
|June 19, 2009||Bilbao||Spain||Kobetasonik Festival|
|June 20, 2009||Clisson||France||HELLFEST|
|June 22, 2009||Vienne||Theatre Antique|
|June 23, 2009||Geneva||Switzerland||SEG Geneva Arena|
|June 24, 2009||Linz||Austria||Intersport Arena|
|June 27, 2009||Gothenburg||Sweden||Metaltown Festival|
|June 28, 2009||Dessel||Belgium||Graspop Metal Meeting|
|July 1, 2009||Kristiansand||Norway||The Quart Festival|
|July 4, 2009||Sopron||Hungary||Volt Festival|
|Rockstar Mayhem Festival|
|July 10, 2009||Wheatland||United States||Sleep Train Amphitheatre|
|July 11, 2009||Mountain View||Shoreline Amphitheatre|
|July 12, 2009||San Bernardino||Glen Helen Pavilion|
|July 14, 2009||Auburn||White River Amphitheatre|
|July 17, 2009||Phoenix||Cricket Pavilion|
|July 18, 2009||Albuquerque||Journal Pavilion|
|July 19, 2009||Greenwood Village||Coors Amphitheatre|
|July 21, 2009||Bonner Springs||Sandstone Amphitheater|
|July 22, 2009||Maryland Heights||Verizon Wireless Amphitheater|
|July 24, 2009||Atlanta||Lakewood Amphitheater|
|July 25, 2009||Noblesville||Verizon Wireless Music Center|
|July 26, 2009||Tinley Park||First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre|
|July 28, 2009||Toronto||Canada||Molson Amphitheater|
|July 29, 2009||Scranton||United States||Toyota Pavilion|
|July 31, 2009||Cuyahoga Falls||Blossom Music Center|
|August 1, 2009||Pittsburgh||Post-Gazette Pavilion|
|August 2, 2009||Clarkston||DTE Energy Music Theatre|
|August 4, 2009||Mansfield||Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts|
|August 6, 2009||Virginia Beach||Virginia Beach Amphitheater|
|August 7, 2009||Camden||Tweeter Center at the Waterfront|
|August 8, 2009||Hartford||New England Dodge Music Center|
|August 9, 2009||Bristow||Nissan Pavilion|
|August 11, 2009||Tampa||Ford Amphitheatre|
|August 12, 2009||West Palm Beach||Sound Advice Amphitheater|
|August 14, 2009||San Antonio||AT&T Center|
|August 15, 2009||Dallas||Superpages.com Center|
|August 16, 2009||Oklahoma City||Zoo Amphitheater|
|August 21, 2009||Paradise||United States||The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino|
|August 22, 2009||San Diego||House of Blues|
|August 24, 2009||Anaheim||Grove of Anaheim|
|August 25, 2009||Pomona||The Fox Theatre|
|August 26, 2009||Ventura||Majestic Ventura Theatre |
|August 28, 2009||San Francisco||The Warfield|
|August 29, 2009||Reno||Grand Sierra Resort and Casino|
|August 31, 2009||Spokane||Knitting Factory|
|September 1, 2009||Missoula||Wilma Theatre|
|September 3, 2009||Spokane||Knitting Factory|
|September 4, 2009||Boise||Knitting Factory|
|September 5, 2009||Magna||The Great Saltair|
|September 7, 2009||Portland||Roseland Theatre|
|September 8, 2009||Victoria||Canada||Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre|
|September 10, 2009||Calgary||Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium|
|September 11, 2009||Edmonton||Shaw Conference Centre|
|September 13, 2009||Winnipeg||MTS Centre|
|September 14, 2009||Maplewood||United States||Minneapolis Theater|
|September 15, 2009||Milwaukee||The Rave/ Eagles Ballroom|
|September 17, 2009||Toronto||Canada||Air Canada Centre|
|September 19, 2009||London||John Labatt Centre|
|September 20, 2009||Ottawa||Scotiabank Place|
|September 22, 2009||Montreal||Bell Centre|
|September 23, 2009||Quebec City||Pavillon de la Jeunesse|
|September 25, 2009||Halifax||Halifax Metro Centre|
|September 26, 2009||Moncton||Moncton Coliseum|
|October 5, 2009||Perth||Australia||Challenge Stadium|
|October 7, 2009||Adelaide||Thebarton Theatre|
|October 8, 2009|
|October 10, 2009||Melbourne||Festival Hall|
|October 11, 2009|
|October 13, 2009||Sydney||Enmore Theatre|
|October 14, 2009||Hordern Pavilion|
|October 17, 2009||Brisbane||Brisbane Entertainment Centre|
|October 20, 2009||Osaka||Japan||Zepp|
|October 21, 2009||Nagoya||Zepp|
|October 22, 2009||Tokyo||Zepp|
|October 24, 2009||Mihama||V-Rock Festival|
|November 6, 2009||Malmö||Sweden||Malmö Arena |
|November 8, 2009||Oslo||Norway||Oslo Spektrum |
|November 9, 2009||Stockholm||Sweden||Ericsson Globe |
|November 11, 2009||Helsinki||Finland||Hartwall Arena|
|November 12, 2009||Saint Petersburg||Russia||New Arena|
|November 13, 2009||Moscow||B1 Maximum Club|
|November 15, 2009||Riga||Latvia||Arena Riga|
|November 17, 2009||Warsaw||Poland||Stodola|
|November 18, 2009||Berlin||Germany||Tempodrome|
|November 19, 2009||Cologne||Palladium|
|November 21, 2009||Hamburg||Alsterdorfer Sporthalle|
|November 23, 2009||Frankfurt||Jahrhunderthalle|
|November 24, 2009||Munich||Zenith Halle|
|November 26, 2009||Treviso||Italy||Palaverde|
|November 27, 2009||Milan||PalaSharp|
|November 29, 2009||Toulouse||France||Le Zénith|
|December 1, 2009||Lisbon||Portugal||Campo Pequeno bullring|
|December 3, 2009||Madrid||Spain||Palacio de los Deportes|
|December 4, 2009||Barcelona||Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys|
|December 6, 2009||Lille||France||Zénith de Lille|
|December 7, 2009||Amsterdam||Netherlands||Heineken Music Hall|
|December 9, 2009||London||England||O2 Academy Brixton|
|December 10, 2009|
|December 13, 2009||Birmingham||O2 Academy Birmingham|
|December 14, 2009||Manchester||Manchester Academy|
|December 15, 2009||Glasgow||Scotland||O2 Academy Glasgow|
|December 17, 2009||Nottingham||England||Trent FM Arena|
|December 18, 2009||Antwerp||Belgium||Lotto Arena|
|December 20, 2009||Luxembourg||Luxembourg||Rockhal|
|December 21, 2009||Paris||France||Le Zénith|
- 2010 tour dates?Babalon
- SLAYER & MARILYN MANSON to headline Mayhem Fest 2009 – Full Lineup and Itinerary
- Versailles get dolled up for visual-kei fest | The Japan Times Online
- "Marilyn Manson December 20, 2009 Rockhal show info". Rockhal. 2009-12-20. Archived from the original on July 22, 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-29.