Marilyn Manson, with Rob Zombie, Monday, Aug. 20, 7 p.m., 901 Auraria Pkwy., Denver, pepsicenter.com.
he day after Prince’s death, the L.A. Times
reported that the beloved music icon used to go door-to-door proselytizing on behalf of the Jehovah’s Witnesses. Unlikely as that may sound, it was actually true. Some 15 years earlier, Marilyn Manson was reportedly going door-to-door trying to shock people. This was, unfortunately, not true. But as apocryphal stories go, it’s still pretty funny: “Stung by flagging album sales and Eminem’s supplanting him as Middle America’s worst nightmare,” wrote The Onion
, “shock rocker Marilyn Manson has embarked on a door-to-door tour of suburbia in a desperate, last-ditch effort to shock and offend average Americans.” As cool as that would be, Manson is unlikely to show up at your door anytime soon. Instead, Colorado fans will have to trek to the Pepsi Center to see Trent Reznor’s former protégé perform on a “Twins of Evil Second Coming” double-bill with kindred spirit Rob Zombie. Shockingly enough, Manson’s most recent album Heaven Upside Down
featured an advance single, released on Sept. 11, called “We Know Where You Fucking Live.” One can only hope.