Shock rocker Marilyn Manson left fans fuming on Thursday (15Feb18) after cutting short a concert in New York following an onstage outburst.
The show at The Paramount concert hall in Long Island had already started 90 minutes late, and after performing just five songs, the Beautiful People singer then began mumbling into his microphone as he walked across the stage, pushing over an amp as he did so.
Manson, real name Brian Warner, then rambled about having just travelled from Boston, Massachusetts, and allegedly slammed New Jersey – the location of his next tour stop – by branding it a “s**thole”, before throwing his mic and exiting the stage during a bandmate’s extended guitar solo, according to TMZ.com.
When the star failed to return, the venue’s lights came on and security officials told the crowd to head towards the doors.
One concert-goer told Newsday, “He was too messed up and couldn’t perform. It was disappointing,” while another vented on Twitter, “Marilyn Manson put on the WORST show I have ever seen. Played 5 songs, b**ched about people not saying ‘I Love You’ and walked off”.
Many attendees are now calling on promoters to issue a refund for the gig, which had originally been due to take place in October (17), but had to be postponed after Manson broke his leg in an onstage mishap in New York in late September (17).
The star returned to the stage in November and has been performing with a cast on his leg ever since.
Representatives for Manson have yet to comment on the status of the Heaven Upside Down Tour, which had been due to continue in New Jersey on Friday night (16Feb18).