Twins of Evil: Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson Unleash Hell on Pennsylvania
Twins of Evil – Hell Never Dies Tour 2019
Two legendary rockers have once again teamed up, Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson have returned to North America to bring the latest installment of their highly successful Twins of Evil Tour, this time to show fans Hell Never Dies!
The tour which just kicked off July 9th in Baltimore, Maryland will hit 22 cities before wrapping up on August 18th in New Hampshire.
Both Manson and Zombie have a lot in the works for 2019, Rob Zombie is set to release a new album by years end and shortly will be releasing his next film titled Three From Hell. Marilyn Manson is also gearing up for a busy end of 2019. The shock rocker is currently working with outlaw rocker Shooter Jennings on the follow up to his 2017 release Heaven Upside Down.
Fans arrived early for doors clearly making an effort to not miss either act. Manson took to the stage first to start the night. Manson was soaked in demonic red lighting mixed with bright white light highlighting him. His banner resembled an American flag with inverted crosses in true Manson fashion as he viciously screamed the lyrics to his opening songs “Angel with the Scabbed Wings” and “This is The New Shit”.
Before playing his Mechanical Animals era track “The Dope Show,” Manson asked the Allentown audience if “marijuana was legal here”. After fans told him no, he responded by smoking a cigarette he claimed was “medicinal”.
The shock rocker appeared in good spirits, happy, dare I say excited to be back on stage. Lyrically Manson was on point, far less sloppy then I’ve seen in the past and in all honestly one of his best performances in a handful of years.
He also treated fans to a performance of “If I Was Your Vampire” from 2007’s Eat Me, Drink Me which he hasn’t played live in recent years.
In true Manson style his set couldn’t end without something quirky, for his classic song “Antichrist Superstar” Manson brought up a fan on stage who was dressed as Jesus and sang to him, much to a pleasant reaction from the Pennsylvania crowd.
Not only did Manson make it through a full set, he did it very well putting on a riveting performance of fan favorite records through the years. It appears Marilyn Manson may be whole again.
Closing out the night was horror director, and rocker Rob Zombie.
Rob Zombie opened his hour and fifteen minute, 12 song setlist with “Demonoid Phenomenon”, the stage covered in screens playing horror-esque visuals that look straight out of a 70’s horror classic. The band including former Manson members John 5 and Ginger Fish perched on risers and soaked in deep red, purple and green lighting.
Zombie’s set feels very Red Light District, centered around sex, drugs and rock n roll. There isn’t another performer on the planet who can do what Rob Zombie does.
The set felt much more heavy metal than Manson’s but to be fair the music is. Zombie relentlessly dished through his catalogue going way back to 99’s “Superbeast” and even further back with White Zombie’s “More Human Than Human”.
Guitarist John 5, can be seen smiling and drooling at the crowd and bassist Piggy D roams the stage from side to side. Zombie however is a mad man running back and forth across the risers and even pulling his signature jump split.
Aside from a wacky other wordly stage filled with demon microphone stands and chaotic lighting Zombie actually brings monsters to life to roam the stage.
You can’t help but get sucked into Zombie’s enthusiastic, energetic performance. Whether he is swinging his dreads, dropping to his knees, or running across the stage, his show is a giant visual spectacle of epic proportions.
Like Manson’s set, Zombie’s 12-songs included some old songs like “Thunder Kiss ’65” during which a 12-foot tall Satan appears and joins him on stage. For The Beatles’ cover of “Helter Skelter,” Manson joins Zombie on stage to sing along.
Zombie closed out his set with 1998’s “Dragula.” which gave fans one final chance to go crazy and crazy they did echoing the lyrics that could be heard through the halls of the PPL Center.
Twins of Evil offers hard rock/metal fans a true concert experience, with less crap and more rock n roll. It’s no surprise the tour has had such great success, two legendary performers together still kicking the crap out of audiences night after night. They may just have to make this an annual tour.
Manson and Zombie still have a ton of cities to hit and if I were you I wouldn’t miss it! Check out the full list of tour dates below.
Catch this tour:
|Friday, July 12, 2019||Huntington, WV||Big Sandy Superstore Arena|
|Saturday, July 13, 2019||Cincinnati, OH||Riverbend Music Center|
|Sunday, July 14, 2019||Evansville, IN||Ford Center|
|Tuesday, July 16, 2019||Rockford, IL||BMO Harris Bank Center|
|Wednesday, July 17, 2019 Friday, July 19, 2019 Saturday, July 20, 2019||Bonner Springs, KS Oshkosh, WI Cadott, WI||Providence Medical Center AmphitheaterRock USA** Rock Fest**|
|Sunday, July 21, 2019||Council Bluffs, IA||WestFair Amphitheatre*|
|Tuesday, July 23, 2019||Sioux Falls, SD||Denny Sanford PREMIER Center|
|Wednesday, July 24, 2019||Bismarck, ND||Bismarck Event Center|
|Thursday, July 25, 2019||Billings, MT||Rimrock Auto Arena|
|Sunday, August 4, 2019||Vancouver, BC||Rogers Arena|
|Tuesday, August 6, 2019||Saskatoon, SK||SaskTel Centre|
|Wednesday, August 7, 2019||Winnipeg, MB||Bell MTS Place|
|Friday, August 9, 2019||Fargo, ND||Fargodome|
|Saturday, August 10, 2019||Cedar Rapids, IA||U.S. Cellular Center|
|Sunday, August 11, 2019||Fort Wayne, IN||Allen County War Memorial Coliseum|
|Tuesday, August 13, 2019||Grand Rapids, MI||Van Andel Arena|
|Wednesday, August 14, 2019||London, ON||Budweiser Gardens|
|Friday, August 16, 2019||Ottawa, ON||Canadian Tire Centre|
|Saturday, August 17, 2019||Québec City, QC||Centre Videotron|
|Sunday, August 18, 2019||Gilford, NH||Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion|