Despite bringing a solid 10th album in Heaven Upside Down, 2017 was a tumultuous year for Marilyn Manson, who was arguably once the most relevant and provocative—at least in terms of sheer visibility—rock star in the world. He flicked a journalist for The Guardian, in the testicles during an interview, he was crushed under the weight of two giant prop guns while performing in Manhattan, and parted ways with longtime collaborator Twiggy Ramirez (née Jeordie White) in the wake of a rape allegation from former partner Jessicka Adams of Jack Off Jill.
Somehow, despite breaking his leg in two places and undergoing a serious lineup change, Manson really missed only a month of gigs. From the look of the setlists of prior Heaven Upside Down tour dates, Manson isn't devoting a ton of time to the warmer, stonier vibe of his latest album, and instead pulls pretty evenly from the far reaches of his discography, with an emphasis on 1996 industrial-metal landmark Antichrist Superstar. —Joel Shanahan