Heavy-music fans already had a lot to look forward to in 2019, including long-awaited new albums from big names such as Tool, Slipknot, Rammstein and more. Add Marilyn Manson to the bunch. The shock rocker posted a photo of himself to Instagram today, credited to longtime girlfriend Lindsay Usich, with the caption "On my way to @shooterjennings to finish my new album."
Said new album would be the follow-up to 2017's Heaven Upside Down, which Manson wrote and recorded with guitarist and producer Tyler Bates. The two previously worked together on 2015's bluesy, gothy The Pale Emperor before pivoting to a more classically Mansonesque direction for Heaven Upside Down. No word on whether Bates is involved in this latest record or not.
As for Jennings, he and Manson collaborated in 2016 on an eerie rendition of David Bowie's "Cat People" for the outlaw country star's Countach (For Giorgio) LP, a covers album featuring songs by electronic-music pioneer Giorgio Moroder, who co-wrote the cut with Bowie for the 1982 movie of the same name. Manson and Jennings also recently shared the stage when the two joined Kris Kristofferson, Dennis Quaid, Tanya Tucker and more in L.A. to perform Kristofferson's 1972 song "Why Me."
Manson didn't drop any hints as to when the new album might be offered up to the public, but he is scheduled to hit the road again this summer with his "Twin of Evil," Rob Zombie, on the "Hell Never Dies" tour. See dates below.
Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie tour dates
July 9 – Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena
July 10 – Allentown, PA @ PPL Center
July 12 – Huntington, WV @ Big Sandy Superstore Arena
July 13 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
July 14 – Evansville, IN @ Ford Center
July 16 – Rockford, IL @ BMO Harris Bank Center
July 17 – Bonner Springs, KS @ Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
July 21 – Council Bluffs, IA @ WestFair Amphitheatre
July 23 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford Premier Center
July 24 – Bismarck, ND @ Bismarck Event Center
July 25 – Billings, MT @ Rimrock Auto Arena
Aug 4 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
Aug 6 – Saskatoon, SK @ SaskTel Center
Aug 7 – Winnipeg, MB @ Bell MTS Place
Aug 9 – Fargo, ND @ Fargodome
Aug 10 – Cedar Rapids, IA @ US Cellular Center
Aug 11 – Fort Wayne, IN @ Allen County Coliseum
Aug 13 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
Aug 14 – London, ON @ Budweiser Gardens
Aug 16 – Ottawa, ON @ Richcraft Live at Canadian Tire Centre
Aug 17 – Quebec, QC @ Videotron Centre
Aug 18 – Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion