Masters of Madness Tour

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Masters of Madness
North American tour by Alice Cooper and Marilyn Manson
Masters of Madness Tour Poster.jpg
Promotional poster for the Masters of Madness Tour
LocationUnited States and Canada
Associated album Welcome 2 My Nightmare and Born Villain
Start dateJune 1, 2013 (2013-06-01)
End dateJuly 28, 2013 (2013-07-28)
No. of shows
  • 18 in North America
Alice Cooper tour chronology
  • Masters of Madness
  • (2013)
Marilyn Manson tour chronology
  • Masters of Madness
  • (2013)

The Masters of Madness Tour (also known as the Shock Therapy Tour) was the double bill North American concert tour co-headlined by American rock bands Alice Cooper and Marilyn Manson. Launched in support of Cooper's 26th full-length studio LP, 2011's Welcome 2 My Nightmare and Manson's 8th full-length studio LP, 2012's Born Villain , the tour visited stadiums from June 1, 2013 through July 7, 2013.

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Prior to the commencement of the tour, Manson performed two shows as part of the tour without the company of Cooper, the first was in San Diego, and the second was in Tempe, on May 29, 2013, and May 30, 2013, respectively. Manson and Cooper kicked off their co-headlined tour on June 1, 2013, at the Isleta Amphitheater in Albuquerque. [1] The opening act for this tour was a Hollywood, CA band, Picture Me Broken. Its lead singer, Layla 'Brooklyn' Allman is the daughter of Gregg Allman. The band's drummer (Shaun Foist) went on to become the drummer for alternative rock band, Breaking Benjamin.

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Co-headlining Alice Cooper
Co-headlining Marilyn Manson
Opening act Picture Me Broken

Set List

Tour dates

List of concerts, showing date, city, country, and venue
DateCityCountryVenueOpening Act(s)AttendanceRevenue
North America
June 1, 2013 Albuquerque United States Isleta Amphitheater Picture Me Broken N/AN/A
June 3, 2013 Morrison Red Rocks Amphitheatre N/AN/A
June 4, 2013 West Valley City USANA Amphitheatre N/AN/A
June 6, 2013 Los Angeles Gibson Amphitheatre N/AN/A
June 7, 2013 Tucson AVA Amphitheater N/AN/A
June 8, 2013 El Paso Don Haskins Center N/AN/A
June 10, 2013 Grand Prairie Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie 2,990 / 4,010$136,372 [2]
June 13, 2013 Cleveland Jacobs Pavilion N/AN/A
June 14, 2013 Buffalo Buffalo Outer Harbor SiteN/AN/A
June 15, 2013 Montebello CanadaMarina MontebelloN/AN/A
June 17, 2013 Columbia United States Merriweather Post Pavilion N/AN/A
June 18, 2013 Reading Sovereign Center 3,184 / 4,666$144,559 [3]
June 20, 2013 Gilford Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion 2,053 / 5,930$85,903 [4]
June 21, 2013 Uncasville Mohegan Sun Arena 3,007 / 3,735$92,120 [3]
June 23, 2013 Pittsburgh Stage AE N/AN/A
June 25, 2013 St. Charles Family Arena N/AN/A
June 27, 2013 Bonner Springs Cricket Wireless Amphitheater N/AN/A
June 28, 2013 Rockford BMO Harris Bank Center N/AN/A

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