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The End Times tour
Tour by The Smashing Pumpkins
Co-headlinersMarilyn Manson
Start date2015-07-07
End date2015-08-09
No. of shows24
No. of cities24
No. of countries2
The Smashing Pumpkins tour chronology

The End Times Tour was a double bill North American concert tour, co-headlined by The Smashing Pumpkins and Marilyn Manson, with Cage opening. It was launched as a supporting 'tour within a tour' for Marilyn Manson's The Hell Not Hallelujah Tour. The End Times tour supported The Smashing Pumpkins' tenth studio release, Monuments to an Elegy (2014) and Manson's ninth studio album The Pale Emperor (2015).[1]

The tour began on July 7 in Concord, California and concluded in Cincinnati on August 8. It spanned 24 dates and visited arenas in the United States and Canada.[2][3] American hip hop recording artist Cage served as the opening act for the entirety of the tour.[4] The tour's name was conceived as an amalgamation of the title of a song by each artist, the Pumpkins' "The End Is the Beginning Is the End" and Manson's "Astonishing Panorama of the Endtimes".

Background[edit | edit source]

Billy Corgan and Manson's friendship dates back to the late 1990s, with Corgan serving as an unofficial consultant for the band during the early development stages of Manson's 1998 album Mechanical Animals. After playing a few of the early songs for him, Corgan advised the band that "This is definitely the right direction" but to "go all the way with it. Don't just hint at it,"[5] referring to the album's glam rock production style.[6] The album, produced by Manson, Sean Beavan and Michael Beinhorn, was released on September 15, 1998, and went on to debut at number one on the Billboard 200, with first week sales of 223,000.[7]

Following the release of Mechanical Animals, the pair's personal and professional relationship soured.[8] A fifteen-year-long feud allegedly stemmed from Corgan writing a "strongly worded" letter to Manson, in which he claimed that actress Rose McGowan – who Manson was engaged to at the time – would "ruin my life and my career if I stayed with her."[9] Manson responded by telling Corgan that "it would be a good marketing idea [to sell] Charlie Brown T-shirts and bald caps at [his] concerts", due to their similarity in appearance.[10]

The pair publicly settled their rift when Manson performed his own "Third Day of a Seven Day Binge" and the Smashing Pumpkin's "Ava Adore" at the Camden Palace Theatre in London on December 5, 2014.[11][12] They went on to perform the latter track again, when both bands appeared at the Australian music festival Soundwave.[13]



Songs performed

Song Shows Cover
Song Shows Cover
Cherub Rock 25 (original)
Landslide 25 Stevie Nicks
One and All 25 (original)
The Everlasting Gaze 24 (original)
Thru the Eyes of Ruby 24 (original)
Run2me 24 (original)
Disarm 24 (original)
Mayonaise 24 (original)
The Crying Tree of Mercury 24 (original)
Zero 24 (original)
Drum + Fife 24 (original)
Ava Adore 24 (original)
Tonight, Tonight 24 (original)
Bullet with Butterfly Wings 24 (original)
Stand Inside Your Love 24 (original)
United States 24 (original)
1979 23 (original)
Dorian 17 (original)
Perfect 13 (original)
Purr Snickety 12 (original)
Today 10 (original)
Geek U.S.A. 6 (original)
Of a Broken Heart 5 (original)
In the Arms of Sleep 5 (original)
Pinwheels 4 (original)
The Star-Spangled Banner 4 Francis Scott Key
The Celestials 3 (original)
Thirty-Three 1 (original)
Spaceboy 1 (original)
Drown 1 (original)
For Your Love (song) 1 (original)
Cardinal Rule 1 (original)
Here's to the Atom Bomb 1 (original)
Jersey Shore 1 (original)
Antichrist Superstar 1 Marilyn Manson

Songs teased

Song Shows Cover
Song Shows Cover
The Star-Spangled Banner 17 Francis Scott Key
Country Death Song 8 Violent Femmes
Voodoo Child (Slight Return) 1 Jimi Hendrix
Girls Just Want to Have Fun 1 Robert Hazard


References[edit | edit source]

  1. Stapleton, Susan (April 6, 2015). "It's the end times for The Smashing Pumpkins and Marilyn Manson in Las Vegas". Los Angeles Times. Austin Beutner. Retrieved April 7, 2015.
  2. Blistein, Jon (March 31, 2015). "Smashing Pumpkins, Marilyn Manson Plot End Times Tour". Rolling Stone. Retrieved April 1, 2015.
  3. Asulin, Chelsi (March 31, 2015). "Marilyn Manson & Smashing Pumpkins Announce Co-Headlining North American Tour". Billboard. Retrieved April 7, 2015.
  4. Cage (2015-03-31). "Hi. I'm the opener for The End Times Tour. Thanks". Twitter. Retrieved 2015-04-16.
  5. Ali, Lorraine (September 2, 1998). "Marilyn Manson's New (Happy) Face". Rolling Stone. Retrieved April 8, 2015.
  6. Erlewine, Stephen Thomas (1998). "Mechanical Animals AllMusic Review". AllMusic. Retrieved April 8, 2015.
  7. Boehlert, Eric (September 24, 1998). "Marilyn Manson Shows He's Dope". Rolling Stone. Retrieved April 16, 2015.
  8. Christopher, Michael (April 2, 2015). "ROCK MUSIC MENU: Smashing Pumpkins and Marilyn Manson announce tour". Delaware County Daily Times. Retrieved April 16, 2015.
  9. Carley, Brennan (January 21, 2015). "Marilyn Manson Claims Courtney Love Got Mad That He Wouldn't Sleep With Her". Spin. Retrieved April 16, 2015.
  10. Kaye, Ben (December 6, 2014). "Billy Corgan, Courtney Love and Marilyn Manson settle feud, Manson performs with Smashing Pumpkins". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved April 16, 2015.
  11. Kreps, Daniel (December 6, 2014). "Courtney Love, Billy Corgan and Marilyn Manson Mend Longstanding Rift". Rolling Stone. Retrieved December 12, 2014.
  12. "Marilyn Manson And Smashing Pumpkins To Join Forces For 'The End Times' Tour". March 31, 2015. Retrieved April 7, 2015.
  13. Geslani, Michelle (March 2, 2015). "Marilyn Manson joins Smashing Pumpkins to perform "Ava Adore" in Sydney — watch". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved April 16, 2015.