By: Gary Graff
Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson launch their Twins Of Evil Tour tonight in Salt Lake City, Utah, with dates booked in the U.S. until the end of October and then a 13-show run in the U.K. and Europe during November and December.
Zombie tells us that the pairing is obvious -- and overdue:
"It’s just an obvious tour. I'm surprised we haven't done it before, but we hadn't. I think it's gonna be great. I love touring with people where you feel like the acts are different, but at some level the crowds are the same in a way because it really feels good."
"I did a couple tours with Alice Cooper. We did these tours together, and it was just a great vibe. The fans didn't seem at war with each other. Sometimes you tour with other bands and it's an awkward match. But this seems like it'll be great, a really great evening."
Manson, meanwhile, adds that, "I think it's a good match because he does the comic book/slasher element of horror or whatever you might call our cinematic sort of view of music, and I handle the more psychological and political. He might be more 'Halloween,' the movie; I'm more of 'The Manchurian Candidate' or 'Rosemary's Baby,' two different outlooks on things."
Manson also promises a "bombastic" show and cracks that Zombie "has a challenge ahead" in being part of the same show.
Manson is currently promoting his latest album, "Born Villain," for which he's continuing to make a series of videos.
Zombie released a remix album, "Mondo Sex Head," in August and is working on a new album.
He's also wrapped up his latest horror film, "Lords of Salem," and after the tour will start a documentary about the Philadelphia Flyers "Broad Street Bullies" hockey teams of the 70s.
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