Ready for this trifecta of METAL MADNESS?
Alice Cooper. Marilyn Manson. And Gwar. All on the same bill at Merriweather Post Pavilion this June as part of their "Monsters of Madness" tour!
Prepare to have your face melted three times in one night is all we have to say. Don't believe us? Check out these videos of their live performances for yourself.
All three artists have decades of recording and performing experience to their names. Alice Cooper first began as a full band effort, but in 1975, Cooper broke ties with his band and launched his solo career with the concept album Welcome to My Nightmare, which documents the night terrors of a young fictional character named Steven. Since that year, Cooper has released eighteen studio albums, the most recent being Welcome 2 My Nightmare, a sequel and thirteenth anniversary tribute to his first solo album.
Marilyn Manson, along with his band, released their first studio album Portrait of an American Family in 1994. This jumpstarted the beginning of Manson's successful career and later albums including Smells Like Teen Children and Antichrist Superstar only added to their notoriety. Through his controversial music, forays into film, art and book-writing, and tumultuous love life, Manson has kept himself in the public eye.
"Satirical heavy metal band" Gwar formed in Richmond in 1984 and have spent the past few decades making a name for themselves though their monstrous costumes, vulgar lyrics, and theatric, bloody live shows. The band's current lineup, consisting of vocalist Oderus Urungus, lead guitarist Pustulus Maximus, second guitarist Balsac the Jaws of Death, drummer Jizmak Da Gusha, and bassist Beefcake the Mighty, have not released an album since 2010, but continue to tour frequently.
Whether you want to attend for Cooper's theatric stage show that draws from vaudeville and horror movies, Manson's controversial shock rock, or Gwar's blood cannons, we want to send you for free to witness the madness!
To enter our giveaway for a pair of lawn tickets before the show even goes on sale, please do one of the following:
1. Leave a comment below, using a valid email address, telling us your craziest memory from an Alice Cooper, Marilyn Manson, or Gwar show.
2. Retweet this or tweet the following:
I'm entering to win tix to see Alice Cooper, Marilyn Manson, and Gwar at Merriweather Post Pavilion! @ChunkyGlasses #CooperMansonMPP
The lucky winner of this "win before you can buy" giveaway will be chosen randomly and notified this Thursday night, so be sure to enter before then!
Aren't the lucky winner but don't want to miss these "Masters of Madness" in action? Tickets for the sale go on sale this Friday, March 15 at 10 a.m. through Ticketfly!