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Smashing Pumpkins and Marilyn Manson

Come to Chicago to see iconic Chicago band Smashing Pumpkins with Marilyn Manson at the First Merit Bank Northerly Island Pavilion August 7, and stay at the nearby and affordable Chicago Lake Shore Hotel!

Smashing Pumpkins and Marilyn Manson have both released critically acclaimed albums, the music of which will fuel this tour. Of Marilyn Manson’s album, “The Pale Emperor,” Rolling Stone Magazine wrote “best, most alt-rock party in years.” “The Guardian said that Smashing Pumpkins newest album, “Monument to an Elegy,” “returns to the trademark Pumpkins sound.”

Front men Marilyn Manson and Billy Corgan (often mistaken for this writer) are the bad boys of 90s alternative rock music. They even managed to make enemies of each other, with Manson famously commenting that the bald Billy Corgan ought to sell Charlie Brown tee shirts at concerts. Now, apparently, they are like two bands of brothers.

Smashing Pumpkins has won the MTV Music Award, the Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance and several awards for music videos. Marilyn Manson, known as much for trashing hotel rooms as for music, is provocative and an acquired taste. Starting in the 90s as Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids, the band developed a cult following and has been touring ever since.

First Merit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island is located at 1300 South Linn Drive along Chicago’s lakefront. For tickets, go online to and follow the prompts.

Make your Smashing Pumpkins with Marilyn Manson concert experience more enjoyable by staying at the Chicago Lake Shore Hotel, in historic Hyde Park. Chicago Lake Shore offers free shuttle bus service to and from the Loop area and is close to bus and train services. The Lake Shore Café offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. AND Jazz and seafood buffet, Friday nights.