In what has been a tour bucket list for many fans of rock n' roll, Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson finally put their talents together for a duel bill "Twins Of Evil" tour. The tour made its sixth stop yesterday night and delivered an epic night which featured over three hours of music from Manson, Zombie and the up and coming act Palaye Royale.
Royale brought to the stage their blend of all things indie rock, with Arctic Monkeys influence being heard and appreciated. Palaye Royale will be one of those bands concert goers will brag about seeing years from now as their rock n' roll footprint continues to grow.
Manson took the stage next and this isn't in fact the first time he has come to Rockford as part of a dream tour. Back in 2013, Manson played the BMO Harris Bank Center while on tour with Alice Cooper. Similar to then, Manson graced the crowd with hits, antics and many, many props. Closing out his set, Manson performed "Sweet Dreams" and "The Beautiful People", two songs which somehow were released over 20 years ago but still pack the same punch.
Zombie closed out the night and featured a couple of Marilyn Manson alums in John 5 (guitars) and Ginger Fish (drums). Never missing a beat, Zombie started right off the bat with some of his biggest hits in "Superbeast", "Living Dead Girl" and "More Human Than Human". Things never slowed down during his 11 track main set as he closed out with "Thunder Kiss 65" and a cover of "Helter Skelter" featuring Rockford's own Rick Nielsen.