Loudwire reviews the Twins of Evil in NYC
Read this review from Loudwire.com following the Twins of Evil stop in NYC. And follow the link at the end of the article to see Loudwires fantastic gallery of images from both acts.
ROB ZOMBIE + MARILYN MANSON BRING ‘TWINS OF EVIL’ TOUR TO NEW YORK CITY by: Chuck Armstrong
Even though their tour stopped in New York City a couple of weeks shy of Halloween, the ‘Twins of Evil’ made fans feel like it was indeed All Hallow’s Eve. Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson put together two blistering sets at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom on Wednesday, Oct. 17.
With Manson taking the stage first, the entire venue was buzzing about the recent feud between the evil twins. Throughout a set that included brand new songs like ‘No Reflection’ and ‘Slo-Mo-Tion,’ and fan favorites like ‘The Dope Show,’ ‘mOBSCENE’ and ‘The Beautiful People,’ Manson never mentioned his touring partner or the beef between them. Manson and his band performed for a solid 80 minutes with no complaints.
With half of the show complete, fans still weren’t convinced the feud was over. But much like Manson’s set, Zombie never took any swipes. In fact, at one point, Zombie referred to Manson and his band as his “touring friends.” Zombie opened the night with ‘Jesus Frankenstein’ and followed it with blow-after-blow, including ‘Meet the Creeper,’ ‘Scum of the Earth,’ ‘Sick Bubblegum’ and a short cover of Alice Cooper’s ‘School’s Out.’
With or without a quarrel, the twins delivered a memorable show. From Manson’s huge light set-up that at one time flashed the word ‘DRUGS’ to Zombie’s gigantic devil that rocked out to John 5′s signature guitar solo, fans in New York City were given an early Halloween treat last night. Both frontmen seemed to be giving 110% during their sets, running around onstage and interacting with the audience. As fans walked out of the venue, there was no question that they just enjoyed one of the best Halloween celebrations of their lives, even if it was a couple of weeks early.
The evening was opened up by DJ Starscream (aka Sid Wilson of Slipknot), who got the crowd ready for a night of mayhem. He even used portions of some Slipknot tracks in a few of his mixes.