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The End Times Tour was a double bill North American concert tour, co-headlined by American rock bands Marilyn Manson and The Smashing Pumpkins. It was launched as a supporting 'tour within a tour' for Marilyn Manson's The Hell Not Hallelujah Tour. The End Times Tour supported both Manson's ninth studio album The Pale Emperor (2015) and the Smashing Pumpkins' tenth studio release, Monuments to an Elegy (2014).[1]

The End Times Tour
Tour by The Smashing Pumpkins and Marilyn Manson
The End Times Tour Poster.jpg
Promotional poster for The End Times Tour
Start dateJuly 7, 2015 (2015-07-07)
End dateAugust 9, 2015 (2015-08-09)
Legs1
No. of shows
  • 23 in North America
  • In Plainsong
  • (2015)
  • The End Times Tour
  • (2015)
  • Shiny and Oh So Bright Tour
  • (2018–)

The tour began on July 7 in Concord, California and concluded in Cincinnati on August 8. It spanned 23 dates and visited arenas in the United States and Canada.[2][3] American hip hop recording artist Cage served as the opening act for the entirety of the tour.[4] The tour's name was conceived as an amalgamation of the title of a song by each artist, the Pumpkins' "The End Is the Beginning Is the End" and Manson's "Astonishing Panorama of the Endtimes".

Following its conclusion, Marilyn Manson resumed their The Hell Not Hallelujah Tour, with three dates scheduled in Japan from August 14 onwards, and a European tour in November.

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BackgroundEdit

Corgan and Manson's friendship dates back to the late 1990s, with Corgan serving as an unofficial consultant for the band during the early development stages of Manson's 1998 album Mechanical Animals. After playing a few of the early songs for him, Corgan advised the band that "This is definitely the right direction" but to "go all the way with it. Don't just hint at it,"[5] referring to the album's glam rock production style.[6] The album, produced by Manson, Sean Beavan and Michael Beinhorn, was released on September 15, 1998, and went on to debut at number one on the Billboard 200, with first week sales of 223,000.[7]

Following the release of Mechanical Animals, the pair's personal and professional relationship soured.[8] A fifteen-year-long feud allegedly stemmed from Corgan writing a "strongly worded" letter to Manson, in which he claimed that actress Rose McGowan – who Manson was engaged to at the time – would "ruin my life and my career if I stayed with her."[9] Manson responded by telling Corgan that "it would be a good marketing idea [to sell] Charlie Brown T-shirts and bald caps at [his] concerts", due to their similarity in appearance.[10]

The pair publicly settled their rift when Manson performed his own "Third Day of a Seven Day Binge" and the Smashing Pumpkin's "Ava Adore" at the Camden Palace Theatre in London on December 5, 2014.[11][12] They went on to perform the latter track again, when both bands appeared at the Australian music festival Soundwave.[13]

Set listsEdit

ShowsEdit

List of concerts, showing date, city, country, and venue
Date City Country Venue Opening Act Attendance Revenue
North America
July 7, 2015 Concord United States Concord Pavilion Cage N/A N/A
July 9, 2015 Irvine Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre N/A N/A
July 10, 2015 Las Vegas The Joint 4,136 / 4,136[16] $313,578
July 11, 2015 Phoenix Comerica Theatre N/A N/A
July 13, 2015 Morrison Red Rocks Amphitheatre N/A N/A
July 15, 2015 Dallas Gexa Energy Pavilion N/A N/A
July 16, 2015 Houston NRG Arena N/A N/A
July 18, 2015 San Antonio Freeman Coliseum N/A N/A
July 19, 2015 Austin Austin City Limits Live N/A N/A
July 20, 2015 New Orleans Bold Sphere Music N/A N/A
July 22, 2015 Miami Bayfront Park Amphitheatre N/A N/A
July 24, 2015 Tampa MidFlorida Amphitheatre N/A N/A
July 25, 2015 Atlanta Aaron's Amphitheatre N/A N/A
July 26, 2015 Raleigh Red Hat Amphitheater N/A N/A
July 28, 2015 Boston Blue Hills Bank Pavilion N/A N/A
July 29, 2015 Holmdel PNC Bank Arts Center N/A N/A
July 31, 2015 Wantagh Jones Beach Theater N/A N/A
August 1, 2015 Mashantucket Grand Theater N/A N/A
August 2, 2015 Camden Susquehanna Bank Center N/A N/A
August 4, 2015 Toronto Canada Molson Amphitheatre N/A N/A
August 5, 2015 Clarkston United States DTE Energy Music Theatre 10,159 / 15,040[17] $286,693
August 7, 2015 Chicago FirstMerit Bank Pavilion N/A N/A
August 8, 2015 Cincinnati Riverbend Music Center N/A N/A
August 9, 2015 Nashville Ascend Amphitheater N/A N/A

LineupEdit

Marilyn Manson
The Smashing Pumpkins

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Stapleton, Susan (April 6, 2015). "It's the end times for The Smashing Pumpkins and Marilyn Manson in Las Vegas". Los Angeles Times. Austin Beutner. Retrieved April 7, 2015.
  2. ^ Blistein, Jon (March 31, 2015). "Smashing Pumpkins, Marilyn Manson Plot End Times Tour". Rolling Stone. Retrieved April 1, 2015.
  3. ^ Asulin, Chelsi (March 31, 2015). "Marilyn Manson & Smashing Pumpkins Announce Co-Headlining North American Tour". Billboard. Retrieved April 7, 2015.
  4. ^ Cage (2015-03-31). "Hi. I'm the opener for The End Times Tour. Thanks". Twitter. Retrieved 2015-04-16.
  5. ^ Ali, Lorraine (September 2, 1998). "Marilyn Manson's New (Happy) Face". Rolling Stone. Retrieved April 8, 2015.
  6. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas (1998). "Mechanical Animals AllMusic Review". AllMusic. Retrieved April 8, 2015.
  7. ^ Boehlert, Eric (September 24, 1998). "Marilyn Manson Shows He's Dope". Rolling Stone. Retrieved April 16, 2015.
  8. ^ Christopher, Michael (April 2, 2015). "ROCK MUSIC MENU: Smashing Pumpkins and Marilyn Manson announce tour". Delaware County Daily Times. Retrieved April 16, 2015.
  9. ^ Carley, Brennan (January 21, 2015). "Marilyn Manson Claims Courtney Love Got Mad That He Wouldn't Sleep With Her". Spin. Retrieved April 16, 2015.
  10. ^ Kaye, Ben (December 6, 2014). "Billy Corgan, Courtney Love and Marilyn Manson settle feud, Manson performs with Smashing Pumpkins". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved April 16, 2015.
  11. ^ Kreps, Daniel (December 6, 2014). "Courtney Love, Billy Corgan and Marilyn Manson Mend Longstanding Rift". Rolling Stone. Retrieved December 12, 2014.
  12. ^ "Marilyn Manson And Smashing Pumpkins To Join Forces For 'The End Times' Tour". Blabbermouth.net. March 31, 2015. Retrieved April 7, 2015.
  13. ^ Geslani, Michelle (March 2, 2015). "Marilyn Manson joins Smashing Pumpkins to perform "Ava Adore" in Sydney — watch". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved April 16, 2015.
  14. ^ "Setlist The End of Times Tour". Set list. 2015. Retrieved July 28, 2015.
  15. ^ "Setlist The End of Times Tour". Set list. 2015. Retrieved July 28, 2015.
  16. ^ "Billboard Boxscore :: Current Scores". Billboard. July 24, 2015. Archived from the original on July 22, 2015.
  17. ^ "Billboard Boxscore :: Current Scores". Billboard. February 18, 2016. Archived from the original on February 18, 2016.
  18. ^ Mansfield, Brian (June 24, 2015). "Pumpkins Add Original Member for Summer Tour". USA Today.