Manson hints at unplugged plans

Marilyn Manson says he’s writing acoustic blues material – and it will feature Korn mainman Jonathan Davis.

He said earlier this month that he and Davis were talking about working on “something completely unexpected” which the Korn singer later confirmed. And when asked in a Q&A session on Reddit if he’d consider making an unplugged record, he admitted it’s something he’s already planning.

He said: “As a matter of fact, that’s some of the plans of the style of music that I’m working on right now. I don’t know what it’ll turn into.

“Some of it will be with Jonathan Davis I think because he has plans of doing something similar – something that might even cross over the boundaries of being more Southern-sounding.

“I did record Smells Like Children in Mississippi, which is where the blues came from, so there might be something more acoustic and blues in my future. I like the rawness of it.”

He previously reported that he drew on the influence of the blues on his latest album The Pale Emperor.

He also says he’s been working on tracks with actor Johnny Depp, and with Manson and Smashing Pumpkins going out on tour together in July, he says there’s a “strong possibility” of him and Billy Corgan working on a project together.

Manson will return to the UK in November for four shows following The End Of Times Tour with Corgan and Smashing Pumpkins.

The End Of Times Tour

Jul 07: Concord Pavilion, CA

Jul 09: Irvine Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, CA

Jul 10: Las Vegas The Joint At Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, NV

Jul 11: Phoenix Comerica Theatre, AZ

Jul 13: Morrison Red Rocks Amphitheatre, CO

Jul 15: Dallas Gexa Energy Pavilion, TX

Jul 16: Houston NRG Arena, TX

Jul 18: San Antonio Freeman Coliseum, TX

Jul 19: Austin City Limits Live, TX

Jul 20: New Orleans Bold Sphere Music At Champions Square, LA

Jul 22: Miami Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, FL

Jul 24: Tampa Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, FL

Jul 25: Atlanta Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood, GA

Jul 26: Raleigh Red Hat Amphitheater, NC

Jul 28: Boston Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, MA

Jul 29: Holmdel PNC Bank Arts Center, NJ

Jul 31: Wantagh Nikon At Jones Beach Theater, NY

Aug 01: Mashantucket Foxwoods Resort Casino, CT

Aug 02: Camden Susquehanna Bank Center, NJ

Aug 04: Toronto Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, ON

Aug 05: Clarkston DTE Energy Music Theatre, MI

Aug 07: Chicago FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island, IL

Aug 08: Cincinnati Riverbend Music Center, OH

UK dates

Nov 19: London Eventim Apollo

Nov 21: Wolverhampton Civic

Nov 22: Glasgow O2 Academy

Nov 23: Manchester O2 Apollo

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