Fans in Toronto last night were pissed, and likely have every right to be as Marilyn Manson cancelled his gig, seemingly at the last minute.
Manson is out on one of the biggest tours of the summer, the Twins of Evil 2 tour with Rob Zombie. So far, the shows have gone off without a hitch, but last night at 8:21pm eastern time, Manson's Twitter account announced he wouldn't be able to play the show that night.
As of this writing, there has been no update on Manson's status.
It's notable that the tweet came at 8:20, because three minutes earlier, a fan who was in attendance at the event posted video of a stage attendant letting fans know that Manson wasn't going to play. By the looks of the video, Manson's stage had already been set up for his performance, which would indicate this was a last minute decision.
Marilyn manson just bailed on Toronto pic.twitter.com/yKIG8G9qoQ
— Steven Wilson (@Rockamaniac00) July 27, 2018
Ultimately, everybody is put in an awkward position, and fans who came to see both musicians lose out on what they were promised. It seems disingenuous to offer refunds to only those who wanted to see Manson – what about those who paid to see both, shouldn't they get half their money back? Obviously, there are still people working, and people need to get paid. It's a very awkward situation for everybody to be put in.
The bands' next stop is Heavy Montreal this Sunday. As of this moment, Manson is still scheduled to perform.
Here is the remaining itinerary:
07/29 Bangor, ME – Waterfront Darling's Pavilion ('Impact Music Festival')
08/07 Wantagh, NY – Jones Beach
08/08 Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
08/09 Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
08/11 Hartford, CT – The Xfinity Theatre
08/12 Darien lake, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater
08/14 Atlanta, GA – Cellairis Amp at Lakewood
08/16 Dallas, TX – Starplex Pavilion
08/17 Austin, TX – Austin 360
08/18 Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
08/20 Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
08/22 Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheater
08/24 Chula Vista, CA – Mattress Firm Amphitheater
08/25 Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena
08/26 Phoenix, AZ – AK Chin Pavilion
08/28 Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion
08/29 Irvine, CA – Fivepoint Amphitheater