American rock icon Marilyn Manson will be performing in Hong Kong for the first time ever next year.
Manson, known for hits such as “The Beautiful People,” “The Dope Show,” and his alternative cover of the Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)” — as well as for his outsized, often controversial public persona — will be performing at AsiaWorld-Expo on March 18.
Entertainment company Live Nation HK made the announcement on its Facebook page today, sharing the news that Manson will be coming to town on the back of the release of his latest album, Heaven Upside Down, which explores themes like violence, sex, politics, and romance.
Tracks on the new album include the industrial rock/electropop number “Kill4Me,” whose very NSFW music video features Johnny Depp (whose daughter, Lily-Rose, is Manson’s goddaughter) in a threesome with two models; as well as “Say10,” an industrial metal track (with a similarly NSFW video also featuring Depp) whose title is also a homophone for “Satan.” (Manson was once inducted as a minister the Church of Satan, but later downplayed the distinction, once telling Bill O’Reilly in an interview that it was “not a real job. I didn’t get paid for it.”)
All standing tickets are HK$898 and will go on sale to the general public via HK Ticketing starting at 10am on Dec. 13, while Live Nation members pre-sale starts at 10am the day before.
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