The amusement park has banned controversial rocker Marilyn Manson from performing at Six Flags Darien Lake on August 11 when the 2003 Ozzfest tour rolls into town, claiming his act is inappropriate for the venue.
(Shhh. Don’t tell ’em about Ozzy’s satanic past-maybe they missed the bat-chomping story?)
The shock-rocker, whose latest album, The Golden Age of Grotesque, debuted at number one in May, is considered one of the bill’s headliners, alongside the likes of Korn, Ozzy Osbourne and Voivod.
So far, Darien Lake, in upstate New York, is the only venue on the 30-city tour to nix Manson’s performance.
“Contractual agreement gives us the right to restrict artists from performing in our concert venue,” said a statement from Six Flags. “We decided to pass on the Marilyn Manson performance.”
Objections to the “Dope Show” singer’s presence are nothing new. Manson’s twisted stage shows have consistently been condemned by religious and conservative types. He was banned from performing in at least three states on Ozzfest ’97, and Courtney Love ditched their joint 1999 tour midway through, dubbing his act “evil.”
Manson’s response to the local Buffalo News: “Marilyn Manson is simply too dangerous for Darien Lake.
Calls to his publicist were not returned while a message on Ozzfest’s official Website notes simply that Manson won’t be playing the Monday show outside of Buffalo.