The new dates are Manson’s first shows since 2009’s tour in support of The High End Of Low. The band is now getting ready to release its eighth full-length album, Born Villain.
Manson revealed the album’s title in September with a statement on the band’s website that discussed his collaboration with actor Shia LaBeouf on the short film also named “Born Villain.”
“‘Born Villain’ is the title of the new Marilyn Manson album. While looking to experiment in unlikely collaborations, I met Shia, and we spent a long night at my studio. After seeing ‘Maniac,’ his short film, which is somewhat inspired by ‘Man Bites Dog,’ I was astonished by his directing ability. So I shared quite a few of my favorite inspirations in art, literature, and obviously … film. I was impressed with how Shia digested my world, and made what I’d like to think, is both an homage and a mockery of the history of Cinema. We ended up writing a short film, and just recently released a trailer. The score is from my new album, and is, in the words of Macbeth, ‘full of sound and fury.’”
The new album is expected to be released in May.
Manson’s 2012 schedule begins with a number of festival appearances in Australia. The first date is Feb. 24 at “Sidewaves” in Eatons Hill at the Eatons Hill Hotel. After playing “Sidewaves” in Perth, Australia, at Metro City March 6, Manson and his band have several dates lined up in Japan March 9-15.
The U.S. tour gets started with an April 27 gig in Providence, R.I., at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel.
The first set of dates includes Huntington, N.Y., at The Paramount April 29; Montclair, N.J., at the Wellmont Theatre May 2; Pittsburgh’s Stage AE May 5; Dallas’ House Of Blues May 11; Kansas City, Mo., at Uptown Theater May 16 and Milwaukee’s The Rave Eagles Club May 19.
The last U.S. show on the routing so far is the band’s May 20 appearance at Rock On The Range in Columbus, Ohio, at Crew Stadium.
More dates will be added.
The European tour is booked May 26 through June 16, with additional shows July 11-14.
According to a post on Manson’s Facebook page, ticket information will be announced through his Twitter page.
For now, what we can tell you is that tickets are already on sale to Rock On The Range as well as Manson’s May 8 show in West Des Moines, Iowa, at the Val Air Ballroom. A venue pre-sale for the Huntington, N.Y., show begins Thursday, Feb. 16. Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, Feb. 17.
For more information, click here for Marilyn Manson’s website, here for the band’s Facebook page and here for the official Twitter page.