Holding up lighters at concerts dates back to medieval times, when villagers gathered with torches to frighten the loudest person in town. Face the music with this Groupon.
- $39 for one ticket, one drink, and express entry to see Marilyn Manson (up to a $77.50 value)
- When: Tuesday, July 2, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Myth Live Event Center in St. Paul
- General admission
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
When Marilyn Manson’s brooding version of the Eurythmics hit “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” hit the airwaves in 1995, it was the sound of a bona fide shock rocker being born. The singer/performance artist further solidified this status with the twisted rock opera, Antichrist Superstar, driven by the tribal drums and hissing vocals of smash single “The Beautiful People.” But Manson has always valued substance just as much as terror and theatricality. He often laces his industrial metal with social commentary on religion and America’s dual obsessions with beauty and violence. The juxtaposition is fully realized in his stage name, a combination of sex symbol Marilyn Monroe and murderous cult leader Charles Manson. During his live shows, Manson unleashes his boundless energy across the stage, strutting in black bustiers and ripped stockings as his gravelly wail rivets onlookers and awakens napping roadies. Fans can expect hits from his flesh-bound fake book, as well as fanged earworms from 2012’s Born Villain.