Twins of Evil Tour
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|World tour by Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson|
|Location||United States and Europe|
|Associated album||Hellbilly Deluxe 2 and Born Villain|
|Start date||September 28, 2012|
|End date||December 12, 2012|
|No. of shows||
The Twins of Evil Tour was the double bill concert tour co-headlined by American rock bands Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson. Launched in support of each band's respective full-length studio LPs, 2010's Hellbilly Deluxe 2 and 2012's Born Villain, the tour visited stadiums from September 28, 2012 through December 12, 2012. It was conceived as a follow-up tour for Zombie's Hellbilly Deluxe 2 World Tour. At the time, Marilyn Manson was engaged in their worldwide Hey Cruel World... Tour, hence, Twins of Evil became a 'tour within a tour' for the band. It consisted of two legs covering concert dates the United States and Europe.
Background and development
Following the conclusion of Rob Zombie's Hellbilly Deluxe 2 World Tour on May 26, 2012, Manson and Zombie underwent negotiations to launch a double bill tour to cover North America and Europe for the remainder of 2012. At the time, Manson was engaged in the worldwide Hey Cruel World... Tour in support of their 8th full-length studio LP, Born Villain, however, Manson was interested with the idea of touring with Zombie. Hence, the tour was conceived as a 'tour within a tour' for Hey Cruel World... Tour.
The tour began on September 28, 2012, in Phoenix, Arizona, at the first annual Desert Uprising Festival at Ashley Furniture Homestore Pavilion. The last show of the North American leg of the tour was on October 31, 2012, near Dallas. Marilyn Manson played in Latin America as part of his own Hey Cruel World... tour until the Twins of Evil tour moved to Europe on November 26, 2012. The tour concluded on December 12, 2012 in Bologna, Italy.
A feud began between Manson and Zombie early into the tour. The day after the October 11, 2012 performance at the Allstate Arena in Chicago, Manson took to the social networking service Twitter and posted, "Sorry to Chicago for not getting to play 'Beautiful People.' You can sing it in between Zombie songs, his band has already played it."
The row then escalated the next evening during the tour's engagement at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Detroit, Michigan. Manson came to believe that Zombie had deliberately cut into his set time and launched into a tirade saying, "I'm sorry if you came to see Rob Zombie, and he can't come on, because I'm going to beat his ass ... twice ... three fucking times." Zombie responded during their set by yelling several obscenities directed at Manson. His band then performed their rendition of the song "School's Out" by Alice Cooper and dedicated it to "the only real shock rocker there ever was, Alice Cooper, not some punk-ass bitch."
Zombie also addressed the issue in the social networking service Facebook where he wrote:
"I don't get it. Christ, I've known some of his crew for 20 fucking years and some of his crew used work for me. It's all good. No one would fuck with someone's show. It is ridiculous ... Well, of course, I felt the need to respond to the 'kick my ass remark.' Who wouldn't? Although I wish I had kept it backstage and kept the fans out of it. It is all 4th grade fight after school nonsense of which I have never dealt with on tour before. Co-headlining tours always go smooth because everything is cut 50/50 and I mean everything. No one fucks with anyone's show. It is even fucking Steven. I've done it co-headlining tours many times before and have had no troubles."
Return to Hey Cruel World... Tour
Marilyn Manson continued on their Hey Cruel World... tour at the conclusion of the Twins of Evil tour, playing in Yekaterinburg, Russia, on December 15, 2012 and December 16, 2012. This tour concluded in Los Angeles, on February 21, 2013.