Concert Reports


Marilyn Manson

10/23/2015, Vina Robles Amphitheatre, Paso Robles

Heavy metal rocker Marilyn Manson brought his Hell Not Hallelujah Tour to the Vina Robles Amphitheatre on Friday, Oct. 23

All Photos: Ray Soto/ Central Coast Rocks


Brian Hugh Warner, known professionally as Marilyn Manson, is an American musician, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actor, painter, multimedia artist, and former music journalist. He is best known for his band's records released in the 1990s, most notably "Antichrist Superstar" and "Mechanical Animals". In the U.S. alone, three of the band's albums have been awarded platinum and three more went gold, and the band has had eight releases debut in the top ten, including two number-one albums. Manson has been ranked number 44 in the Top 100 Heavy Metal Vocalists by Hit Parade, and has been nominated for four Grammy Awards.


In January of 2015, Marilyn Manson released his ninth studio album, The Pale Emperor, via the shock rocker's own label — Hell, etc. — in a joint venture with Cooking Vinyl. The album was recorded at the Abattoir Studios and Igloo Studios in California. The record was produced by Marilyn Manson, himself, and Tyler Bates. This incarnation of Marilyn Manson is Marilyn Manson (vocals, keyboards), Tyler Bates (bass guitar, electric guitar), and Gil Sharone (drums). And in a bit of unexpected tenderness, the release is dedicated to his late mother who passed while the recording was for the LP was ongoing. Manson's previous full-length CD, "Born Villain", his eighth overall, debuted in the Top 10 on The Billboard 200 chart. The effort earned the singer his fourth Grammy nomination at the 2013 Grammys in the Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance" category for the album's lead single, "No Reflection".


During the past couple of years Manson has been cast in a recurring role in the hit FX series ’Sons Of Anarchy’ where he plays Ron Tully, a “white supremacist prison shot-caller”. He has also been working his way into television in the past couple of years, making appearances on ‘Californication’, ‘Wrong Cops’ and ‘Eastbound & Down’, along with voicing a demonic character on fairy tale series, ‘Once Upon A Time’. His most impressive contribution to TV has to be the use of his own ‘Cupid Carries A Gun’ to the intro credits of creepy series ‘Salem’. Manson told The Hollywood Reporter that the track “was the last track we just finished for my new album,” adding “I liked the themes of ‘Salem’. It looks at the witch trials without being cliche like most modern films.”  




About Vina Robles Amphitheatre  

Welcome to the Vina Robles Amphitheatre, where European Inspiration meets California Character and the stars always shine. Here, two of California's great compositions meet, as exceptional wine and intimate live music are paired to create an unforgettable wine country experience.  


The 3,300 seat boutique amphitheatre is nestled on a picturesque, oak-dotted hillside in Paso Robles on California's Central Coast. With its opening in the summer of 2013, the Vina Robles Amphitheatre became one of the largest outdoor venues for arts and entertainment in San Luis Obispo County. Featuring a style reminiscent of the California missions, guests are able to immerse themselves in a unique and intimate concert adventure as they enjoy modern amenities and first class hospitality. The concert season runs from May through November and features top tier acts from around the world in all genres. Various seating options all within 150 feet from the stage, including regular, VIP and general admission lawn seating, make events accessible to anyone in the community. We look forward to sharing our love of wine and the arts with you soon. For more information about the Vina Robles Winery, Click Here  


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