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Marilyn Manson Hitting the Road with Five Finger Death Punch For First Dates Since Sexual Abuse Allegations

[Trigger warning: this article contains descriptions of domestic violence, as well as sexual and physical abuse.]

Marilyn Manson announced his first live dates in nearly five years on Friday (March 8), marking the shock rocker’s return to the road after more than half a dozen women accused the him of sexual and emotional abuse. The news came in an X post in which Manson revealed that he and Slaughter to Prevail will be hitting the road this summer/fall for a 30-date arena/amphitheater tour with Five Finger Death Punch slated to kick off on August 2 at Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey, PA.

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More than a dozen women have accused Manson (born Brian Warner), 55, of sexual, emotional and physical assault, including actress Evan Rachel Wood, who was the subject of the two-part HBO 2022 documentary Phoenix Rising that delved into her claims of the abuse she claims she allegedly suffered at the rocker’s hand during an on-and-off relationship that began when she was 18.

Manson, who has denied all the allegations, reached a settlement with actress Esme Bianco last year to end her sexual assault lawsuit after a judge dismissed another sexual abuse suit from model Ashley Morgan Smithline. Previously, an L.A. Superior Court judge dismissed a suit against Manson filed by a former personal assistant alleging sexual assault, sexual battery, sexual harassment and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

The singer was sued over allegations of sexual assault against a minor in January 2023, in which the “Jane Doe” claimed Manson groomed and sexually assaulted the then-underage girl early in his career. The graphic details of that Doe suit closely match the allegations from a number of the other women who have made claims against Manson, including that the singer subjected them to “hostile and verbally abusive behavior,” as well as racially charged language mixed with the sharing of intimate personal details.

After initially declining to name Manson as her abuser, Wood posted an Instagram statement in Feb. 2021 in which she wrote that “he [Manson] started grooming me when I was a teenager and horrifically abused me for years. I was brainwashed and manipulated into submission. I am done living in fear of retaliation, slander or blackmail.” Among her horrifying claims were that Manson would “draw swastikas over my bedside table when he was mad at me” and that he would allegedly tie the actress up and torture her ritualistically, lashing her to a “kneeler” bench and hitting her “over and over” with a Nazi whip from the Holocaust before shocking her welts and private areas until she broke the bench in half. Following Wood’s claims four other women came forward with similarly allegations against Manson in a Vanity Fair article.

Manson has countersued a number of his alleged victims — in addition to settle Bianco’s suit — and judges have dismissed several of the abuse lawsuits against him over the past three years. In the wake of the raft of allegations, Manson was dropped by his record label Loma Vista Records in Feb. 2021 as well as by his longtime manager, Tony Ciulla, several days later.

The “Antichrist Superstar” singer has been off the road since the final August 18, 2019 date on the Twins of Evil: Hell Never Dies joint tour with Rob Zombie and hasn’t released new music since his 2020 We Are Chaos album.

See the announcement and tour dates below.

Summer/Fall 2024 North American tour:

August 2 — Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium

August 4 — Boston, MA @ Gillette Stadium ( w/ @metallica )

August 5 — Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center

August 7 — Detroit, MI @ Pine Knob Music Centre

August 8 — Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center

August 10 — St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphiteater

August 11 — Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field (w/Metallica)

August 13 — Rogers, AR @ Walmart Amphitheater

August 14 — Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena

August 16 — Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Music Center

August 18 — Minneapolis, MN @ US Bank Stadium (w/Metallica)

August 19 — Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena

August 21 — Omaha, NE @ CHI Health Center

August 22 — Denver, CO @ Ball Arena

August 24 — Saskatoon, SK @ SaskTel Centre*

August 25 — Edmonton, AB @ Commonwealth Stadium (w/Metallica)

August 27 — Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena

August 29 — Airway Heights, WA @ NorthQuest

August 31 — Portland, OR @ RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater

Sept. 1 — Seattle, WA @ Lumen Field (w/Metallica)

Sept. 3 — Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater

Sept. 4 — Chula Vista, CA @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheater

Sept. 6 — Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center

Sept. 8 — Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden

Sept. 10 — Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resorts Amphitheater

Sept. 11 — Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheatre

Sept. 13 — Durant, OK @ Choctaw Grand Theater

Sept. 15 — Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheatre

Sept. 16 — Biloxi, MS @ Mississippi Coast Coliseum

Sept. 18 — Austin, TX @ Germania Insurance Amphitheater

Sept. 19 — Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

*no Manson

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