Marilyn Manson’s ‘Hell Not Hallelujah Tour’ hit the Electric Factory on Friday, January 23rd. The eerily dark show was in stark contrast to the wet snow that fell fast-and-heavy outside of the venue. We weren’t sure how large the crowd size would be (with ticket prices hovering around $70) but found that the venue was near capacity (at least by the time Manson hit the stage).
The show kicked off with an opening set from ‘Unlocking the Truth’, a trio of kids (7th grade we believe) from Brooklyn who, despite being signed to a major record label deal (Sony), didn’t seem able to stay in tune or keep the audience captivated. We’d heard a lot of buzz surrounding them but after seeing them we have no idea what the big deal is.
In the days of bells and whistles, Marilyn Manson’s stage set up was much more minimalistic. It was dark and haunting and personified rock n’ roll. The audience, which was a healthy mix of Manson’s old fans from the 90’s and some younger kids, lit up the crowd with their cell phones, lightly moshed and head-banged, and generally seemed to angrily enjoy themselves.
Clad in black and grey, Manson’s bizarre persona was on full display during his 15 song set that included his older hits, new tracks from his recent album ‘The Pale Emperor’, and a few of his well known covers. After wrapping up, he returned to the stage for a one song encore before departing for good.
All in all his performance was on point and we’d suggest checking out Marilyn Manson in your city if you’re a fan and can afford those ticket prices.
[Photo credit: Dan Drufovka]
You can check out the full set-list below:
Requiem [Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart]
Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) [Eurythmics cover]
Cupid Carries a Gun
Rock Is Dead
The Dope Show
Third Day of a Seven Day Binge
Personal Jesus [Depeche Mode cover]
This Is the New Shit
The Mephistopheles of Los Angeles
The Beautiful People
Irresponsible Hate Anthem