Marilyn Manson cancels Toronto show at last minute; Rob Zombie performs “Sweet Dreams” in his absence

An "unforeseen illness" left Manson fans disappointed in Canada

Marilyn Manson
Marilyn Manson, photo by Melinda Oswandel

    Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie’s Twins of Evil: The Second Coming Tour hit a road bump last night (July 26th) in Toronto when Manson canceled his performance just minutes before he was scheduled to take the stage “due to unforeseen illness.”

    A fan-filmed video posted on Twitter showed the crowd’s disappointment as a concert official took the stage to make the announcement that Manson would not be performing. The official then directed fans who were there “solely to see Marilyn Manson” to exit the venue at that time and have their ticket scanned if they wanted a full refund.

    Manson’s Twitter account confirmed the news, stating, “Due to unforeseen illness, Marilyn Manson will not be performing tonight in Toronto, ON. If you were in attendance specifically to see Marilyn Manson, your tickets will be available for refund at point of purchase. Rob Zombie will perform as scheduled.”


    Fans who did stick around were treated to an extended set by co-headliner Zombie, who even busted out a cover of the Eurythmics classic “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” — a song that Manson famously covered to great success in 1995 and has been performing during his own sets.

    The Twins of Evil tour is scheduled to run though an August 29th show in Irvine, California, with Manson and Zombie next slated to perform at the Heavy Montreal festival on Saturday. There’s no word yet on Manson’s status for the upcoming gigs.

    Update — 8:30 p.m. ET: According to a new announcement on Manson’s Twitter account, he was suffering from the flu on Thursday, but he’s recovering and plans to return to the stage for all remaining shows, including the Heavy Montreal festival on Saturday.

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    Rob Zombie & Marilyn Manson remaining summer 2018 tour dates:
    08/01 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte
    08/02 – Myrtle Beach, SC @ House Of Blues Myrtle Beach
    08/04 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live!
    08/05 – Louisville, KY @ Palace Theater
    08/07 – Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health At Jones Beach Theater
    08/08 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
    08/09 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
    08/11 – Hartford, CT @ The Xfinity Theatre
    08/12 – Darien Lake, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheatre
    08/14 – Atlanta, GA @ Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
    08/16 – Dallas, TX @ Starplex Pavilion
    08/17 – Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheatre
    08/18 – Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
    08/20 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center Arena
    08/22 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Usana Amphitheatre
    08/24 – Chula Vista, CA @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
    08/25 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
    08/26 – Phoenix, AZ @ AK-Chin Pavilion
    08/28 – Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion
    08/29 – Irvine, CA @ Fivepoint Amphitheatre