It's always a big event when like-minded rockers of different generations get their acts together and take them on the road. Last year saw Kiss
tour with their similarly hormonal kindred spirits Motley Crue
, and now Alice Cooper
and Marilyn Manson
will team up for the "Masters Of Madness: Shock Therapy Tour 2013
That's right, the man with the woman's name who was blamed for the decline of civilization circa 1975 will meet the man with the woman's name who was blamed for the decline of civilization circa 1996. Speculation about the tour began on Wednesday (March 6) when Cooper uploaded a tour poster to his website.
On Friday, Manson's website made the news official and listed three dates, with a promise of more dates to follow. The tour will kick off on June 4 in, strangely enough, family-friendly Salt Lake City, Utah and end June 28 in Rockford Ill. In between will be a June 25 show at the Family Arena (we're sensing an unintentionally ironic theme here) in St. Charles, Mo.
Cooper's website lists the three dates, and several others, mostly in the Midwest, through mid-July, but do not list Manson's participation. Presumably Cooper has been too busy golfing to update his site accordingly. Pollstar
lists a fourth show in Pittsburgh on June 23, but that has yet to be confirmed by either party.
As of now, tickets are only available for the Salt Lake City night of the "Masters Of Madness" tour. But seats are on sale for most of the July shows, with a "Platinum Package" available. For $495, fans can get a meet-and-greet with Cooper, an autographed setlist, exclusive merchandise, a $50 credit at Cooper's website and an opportunity to get on stage during the show (hopefully not in the guillotine).
Masters Of Madness: Shock Therapy Tour 2013 dates:
6/04 - Salt Lake City, Utah
6/23 - Pittsburgh, Pa. (unconfirmed)
6/25 - St. Charles, Mo.
6/28 - Rockford, Ill.