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Twins of Evil
World tour by Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson
Promotional poster for the October 1 performance of the Twins of Evil Tour
LocationUnited States and Europe
Associated albumHellbilly Deluxe 2 and Born Villain
Start dateSeptember 28, 2012 (2012-09-28)
End dateDecember 12, 2012 (2012-12-12)
No. of shows
39 (planned)
Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson concert chronology

The Twins of Evil Tour was the first 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 in the United States and Europe.

The tour made headlines within the rock community due to a highly publicized altercation between the bands' respective lead vocalists. Despite this, both frontmen privately made amends and Twins of Evil became a critically and commercially successful double bill touring franchise that spawned two sequels, 2018's "Twins of Evil: The Second Coming Tour" with special guest Deadly Apples and 2019's "Twins of Evil: Hell Never Dies Tour".[1]

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."[2]

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.[3] 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."[2]

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 co-headlining tours many times before and have had no troubles."[2]

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.


Tour dates

List of concerts, showing date, city, country, and venue
Date City Country Venue Opening Act(s) Attendance Revenue
North America
28 September 2012 Phoenix United States Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion n/a N/A N/A
29 September 2012 Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Events Center N/A N/A
1 October 2012 West Valley City USANA Amphitheatre N/A N/A
2 October 2012 Denver 1stBank Center N/A N/A
4 October 2012 Topeka Landon Arena N/A N/A
5 October 2012 Maryland Heights Verizon Wireless Amphitheater N/A N/A
8 October 2012 Lincoln Pershing Center N/A N/A
9 October 2012 Mankato Verizon Wireless Center N/A N/A
11 October 2012 Chicago Allstate Arena N/A N/A
12 October 2012 Clarkston DTE Energy Music Theatre N/A N/A
13 October 2012 Bloomington U.S. Cellular Coliseum N/A N/A
15 October 2012 Youngstown Covelli Centre N/A N/A
16 October 2012 Rochester Main Street Armory N/A N/A
17 October 2012 New York City Hammerstein Ballroom N/A N/A
19 October 2012 Camden Susquehanna Bank Center N/A N/A
20 October 2012 Uncasville Mohegan Sun Arena 4,867 / 4,867 $192,247[4]
21 October 2012 Manchester Verizon Wireless Arena N/A N/A
23 October 2012 Glens Falls Glens Falls Civic Center N/A N/A
25 October 2012 Atlanta Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood N/A N/A
27 October 2012 Tampa 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre N/A N/A
29 October 2012 Little Rock Barton Coliseum N/A N/A
30 October 2012 Houston Reliant Arena N/A N/A
31 October 2012 Grand Prairie Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie N/A N/A
26 November 2012 London England The O2 Arena n/a 9,592 / 11,816 $556,803[5]
27 November 2012 Manchester MEN Arena 6,869 / 8,336 $384,970[6]
28 November 2012 Glasgow Scotland Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre N/A N/A
29 November 2012 Birmingham England National Indoor Arena N/A N/A
1 December 2012 Esch-sur-Alzette Luxembourg Rockhal N/A N/A
2 December 2012 Bochum Germany RuhrCongress N/A N/A
3 December 2012 Amsterdam Netherlands Heineken Music Hall N/A N/A
5 December 2012 Stockholm Sweden Hovet N/A N/A
6 December 2012 Copenhagen Denmark Valby-Hallen N/A N/A
8 December 2012 Vienna Austria Wiener Stadthalle N/A N/A
9 December 2012 Munich Germany Zenith N/A N/A
11 December 2012 Basel Switzerland St. Jakobshalle N/A N/A
12 December 2012 Bologna Italy Unipol Arena N/A N/A

Cancelled or rescheduled shows

List of cancelled concerts, showing date, city, country, venue and reason for cancellation
Date City Country Venue Reason
Leg 1: North America 2012
6 October 2012 Little Rock United States Barton Coliseum Cancelled
23 October 2012 Boston Agganis Arena Cancelled
26 October 2012 Orlando Tinker Field Cancelled



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