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Marilyn Manson 04-28-1999

Marilyn Manson
Nashville Pussy
Rock Is Dead Tour
April 28th, 1999
Five Seasons Center
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

‘When Marilyn Manson discovered someone had placed a large smiley face on the front of the pulpit used for “Antichrist Superstar”, he became upset and left the stage ending the performance. Riots ensued, leading to arrests. Soon after this tour date, Manson announced the cancellation of the next five shows out of respect for the Columbine shooting victims and their families, ending the tour early.’
A recording of “I Don’t Like the Drugs (But the Drugs Like Me)” taken from this performance was featured on the band’s only live album to date The Last Tour on Earth.
Due to its early ending, this date marks the last live performance of “The Speed of Pain”.

 

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Marilyn Manson Tour Ends With Shortened Set, Flurry Of Arrests
Apr 29 1999 5:00 PM EDT
MTV News

A total of 33 people were arrested in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on Wednesday after a Marilyn Manson concert was cut short when Manson himself walked off stage.
The shock rocker took flight three-quarters through the set after noticing that a large yellow smiley face was placed in front of the group’s logo, which is positioned on a prop pulpit used during the song “Antichrist Superstar.”
Following his departure, 23 people were arrested outside of the Five Seasons Center on such charges as assaulting an officer, interfering with police, disorderly conduct, trespassing, and failure to disperse. Ten other people were arrested inside the arena for public intoxication, possession of a controlled substance, or disorderly conduct.
Sgt. Mark Andries says that while the arrests made inside the venue were only slightly higher than the average, the majority of the arrests were made outside after concertgoers became upset with the shortened show. One group of dissatisfied fans was arrested while rocking the band’s tour bus. No injuries have been reported.
The incident occurred on the final night of Manson’s North American tour, which was cut short by six dates in light of the Columbine High School shooting (see “Marilyn Manson Postpones U.S. Tour Dates“). Five of those dates are expected to be rescheduled.
A spokesperson for Marilyn Manson had no comment on the Iowa incident at press time.

Setlist:
“Inauguration of the Mechanical Christ”
“The Reflecting God”
“Great Big White World”
“Get Your Gunn”
“Mechanical Animals”
“Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” (with “Long Hard Road Out of Hell” outro)
“The Speed of Pain”
“Rock Is Dead”
“The Dope Show”
“Lunchbox”
“I Don’t Like the Drugs (But the Drugs Like Me)”
“Irresponsible Hate Anthem”
“Antichrist Superstar”

 

 

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