It Is I, The Slayer Of Mansonians

Manson.jpgAs you’ve probably heard, Slayer and Marilyn Manson are hitting outdoor sheds this summer. So why is Detour reporting it now? Because this double-bill, while always promising, has become one of the only truly notable shows in the most fallow summer concert season in recent memory.

The former are still awesome after all these thrashing years, and are now the proud owners of a Grammy for last year’s impressive Christ Illusion, while the latter’s manic devotion to this whack job Scooby Doo villain of a character he created is completely fucking fascinating. His new album has its moments, too.

Admit it: when your summer concert options include Foreigner, Chris Isaak touring with Stevie Nicks, the white bread pap of Barenaked Ladies, and the “Ford F Series Presents: Toby Keith’s Big Dog Daddy Tour” (which should really include Big Bad Voodoo Daddy on the bill), Slayer, Manson, explosions, and 20,000 guys in black T-shirts sounds like a pretty entertaining way to spend a summer evening. – Thomas Rooker White

Full tour dates:

JULY
25 Sound Advice Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, FL
27 Ford Amphitheatre, Tampa, FL
28 Hi Fi Buys Amphitheatre, Atlanta, GA
30 Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD
31 TWCA Tower City, Cleveland, OH

AUGUST
2 Tweeter Center, Philadelphia, PA
4 DCU Center, Worcester, MA
5 PNC, Holmdel, NJ
7 Centre de Foire, Quebec, QC CANADA
8 Bell Centre, Montreal, QC CANADA
10 Molson Amphitheatre, Toronto, ON CANADA
11 DTE Music Theatre, Detroit, MI
13 Allstate, Chicago, IL
14 Xcel, Minneapolis, MN
16 TBA
18 Coors Amphitheatre, Denver, CO
21 Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Sacramento, CA
23 Sleep Train Pavilion, Concord, CA
24 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre @ Irvine, Los Angeles, CA
25 San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, CA
27 Cricket Pavilion, Phoenix, AZ
28 Journal Pavilion, Albuquerque, NM
30 Nokia Theatre, Dallas, TX
31 Reliant Arena

SEPTEMBER
1 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, San Antonio, TX