Officials at Six Flags in Darien Lakes, New York, would prefer that
when Ozzfest stops at the park on August 11th, Marilyn Manson just
stay on the bus.
Invoking a clause in its contract with Ozzfest promoter Clear
Channel, the “Six Flags family” “decided to pass” on a performance
by Manson, who topped the pop charts last month with his latest
album The Golden Age of Grotesque. It was a “management
decision,” according to a spokeswoman for Six Flags, who also said
that it is within the park’s rights to “restrict artists from
performing” before declining further comment.
“People do acknowledge and recognize me as truly dangerous,”
Manson told Rolling Stone in response. “I refuse to say
that what I do is show business. Only Marilyn Manson, out of Korn,
Disturbed and all these other bands, has been considered
inappropriate. That’s the inability to reconcile art and
Manson may have more immediate venue problems on his hands. A
concert planned for Milan on Saturday is expected to go on, but the
shock-rocker is facing opposition from officials in the Italian
city. His roving Grotesque Burlesque show was moved from nearby
Monza when the city council there also objected, on the grounds
that it was inappropriate for children.
The Darien Lakes stop excepted, Manson will tour with Ozzfest
from its kickoff June 28th in San Antonio to its conclusion August
28th in West Palm Beach, Florida.