Marilyn Manson  has reportedly been injured by a falling stage prop during a performance in New York.

The show at the Hammerstein Ballroom was cut short after the accident, with reports of the curtain dropping immediately and the lights switching off before the audience were told to leave the building. Manson was reportedly carried offstage on a stretcher.

Some attendees have written that Manson was trying to climb on the prop, a pair of giant pistols, before the they wobbled and fell on top of him.

A representative for the singer has confirmed the reports to Variety saying that, “Manson suffered an injury towards the end of an incredible NYC show. He is being treated at a local hospital.”

Manson’s condition is not yet known.

Later this week, Manson will release his tenth studio album, ‘Heaven Upside Down’, on Loma Vista Recordings. He told NME, “this record is important in the scheme of what needs to happen and not in the ‘I need to save the world’ or ‘I give a s**t about anything other than making fun of the musicians who can’t make this record’ [way], or making my own records in the past feel bad for themselves for not being this record. I had to really outdo myself.”

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On this date in history, 9/10/1994, I traveled to the Ball State University campus in Muncie, IN, to see an incredible show at Emens Auditorium featuring Nine Inch Nails, The Jim Rose Circus Sideshow, and Marilyn Manson. To say that this show brought out an interesting crowd is a massive understatement.

Marilyn Manson – Sweet Dreams

I was so mesmerized by the collection of enticing goth girls and assorted bold fashion statements worn by the members of the incoming audience that I barely took notice of Marilyn Manson during their opening set. I would rectify this poor decision with a quickness in the following weeks, but at the time I spent most of their allotted time simply people watching in the lobby as the fringes of society converged on this prestigious venue to witness this wonderful collection of alternative possibilities.

The Jim Rose Circus Sideshow:

 

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The Jim Rose Circus Sideshow featured bizarre displays of physical abnormality performed by characters such as The Enigma and Mr. Lifto, all energetically emceed by the charismatic and manic Jim Rose, who participated in the show by laying shirtless in a pile of broken glass with a heavy female volunteer gleefully standing on his back…and he never stopped talking during the entire stunt.

 

The main event was the brainchild of Mr. Trent Reznor, the incredible Nine Inch Nails. This was at the height of their popularity and the lights, sounds, and sheer physicality of the performance was absolutely riveting.

nine-inch-nails-1994Reznor designed the light show himself, and it dazzled with enough strobe lights to cause seizures, but also featured some disturbingly haunting imagery in some of the best screen projections I have ever witnessed at a concert.

Nine Inch Nails – March Of The Pigs (Unclean Live) 1994

This was my first NIN show and would not be the last. Actually, I’m hoping to see them again now that they have new music to bring to the faithful.

Written By Braddon S. Williams aka The Concert Critic

 

On This Date in History

On this date in history, 7/13/2016, my friends and I braved some horrible weather to go see Slipknot and Marilyn Manson at Deer Creek. The show was originally set to feature Of Mice & Men also, but Mother Nature had other ideas. All things considered, we were extremely lucky to get to see the two headliners, because the sky was filled with lightning, thunder, and torrential rainfall.

When Manson took the stage he went right to work, but made sure to make one of his memorable comments, claiming that it wasn’t rain, it was God crying because Manson was here.

I have seen much better Manson performances, but even on a bad night there is something mesmerizing about his presence on a rock and roll stage. He can get by on less effort, but I long for the days when he tried a lot harder.

After an extra long set break, an announcement was made for everyone on the lawn to crowd in under the cover of the pavilion and finally Slipknot hit the stage. They made a valiant effort to give us our money’s worth, and I think they succeeded for the most part, but with the curfew I can’t help but feel we were cheated out of several songs.

This was my 8th time seeing both Manson and Slipknot, and on this night at least, I left the venue feeling that Slipknot was definitely the band that scored the victory. I look forward to increasing my numbers with both of these bands, because I know they both can deliver better the next time. The storm may have caused problems, but music won in the end.

Written By Braddon S. Williams AKA The Concert Critic

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On this date in history, 4/22/1999, I was back at Market Square Arena in Indy once again for a Marilyn Manson show.

I had been really excited about the lineup of this one, but by the time of the actual concert it had changed considerably. The original tour lineup was Manson, Hole and Monster Magnet, but Hole (I said butthole…heh heh heh…cheap Beavis & Butthead reference, but I digress) had a dispute with the Manson camp and exited the tour near the beginning of the tour cycle.

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I was bummed by that, but figured I’d get a longer set from Monster Magnet and I love that band, so all was still good. Then Monster Magnet left the tour and we got Nashville Pussy.

I had never heard them before, but loved the name and knew it referenced a notorious remark Ted Nugent made on the Double Live Gonzo album. Needless to say, I became a Nashville Pussy fan that night. They had such attitude and played such balls to the wall, AC/DC filtered through a whisky soaked redneck perspective, hard rock, that I nearly forgot all about my disappointment over Hole and Monster Magnet!

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The main attraction was Manson, and he was in prime diabolical form that night. He had recently upgraded his guitar player to the supremely bad ass John 5 and the difference was monumental.

The Antichrist Superstar and his band blazed through all the best songs and as always, it was difficult to take one’s eyes off the charismatic Mr. Manson. Sometimes the show you expect isn’t the one you end up with and this one turned disappointment to triumph.

Written By Braddon S. Williams aka The Concert Critic

 

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Marilyn Manson LIVE Minneapolis, MN, USA – 1999-04-27

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