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Marilyn Manson Announces ‘Bad Villain’ Tour

Dates will be Manson's first in three years

Five months after the human being people deemed scarier than Octomom and actual murderers like Casey Anthony dropped his Shia LeBeouf-directed, horrifically sadistic/misogynistic video for "Born Villain", Marilyn Manson has rejoined us, and this time, it’s to tour for the first time in three years. The first 18 announced dates on the Born Villain trek will take the June 2007 SPIN cover star across most of the eastern and southern U.S. Though the singer has dates in Texas, Missouri and Oklahoma, we wonder whether it’s not a mistake there are no dates yet scheduled for Louisiana.

The shows will be his first U.S. dates with new drummer Jason Sutter, who replaced Chris Vrenna in November. The last time Manson hit the road, he was supporting 2009’s The High End of Low.

In related Manson news, we found out back in November that Britney Spears had made a Circus tour video of her and dancers, um, "appreciating" Manson’s cover of the Eurythmics’ "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)." Tour opener, mayhaps? We can, um, almost, kind of dream (more likely nightmare).

Marilyn Manson Born Villain 2012 Spring Tour Dates:

April 27 – Providence, RI @ Lupo’s At The Strand
April 28 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Casino
April 29 – Huntington, NY @ Paramount Theatre
May 1 – Silver Spring, MD @ Fillmore
May 2 – Montclair, NJ @ Wellmont Theatre
May 4 – Atlantic City, NJ @ House Of Blues
May 5 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
May 6 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room
May 8 – Des Moines, IA @ Val Air Ballroom
May 9 – Sioux Falls, SD @ W.H. Lyons Fair Grounds
May 11 – Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues
May 12 – San Antonio, TX @ Sunken Gardens
May 13 – Houston, TX @ House Of Blues
May 15 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
May 16 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theatre
May 18 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Brick
May 19 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
May 20 – Columbus, OH @ Rock On The Range