Last night fans waiting at Budweiser Stage were stunned at the sudden announcement that Marilyn Manson would not be performing, minutes after the performer was expected to come on stage.
“Due to unforeseen illness,” a tweet wrote, “Manson will not be performing tonight in Toronto.” The tweet was posted at 8:21 PM. Marylin Manson was scheduled to perform at 8:10 PM.
Due to unforeseen illness, Marilyn Manson will not be performing tonight in Toronto, ON.
If you were in attendance specifically to see Marilyn Manson, your tickets will be available for refund at point of purchase.
Rob Zombie will perform as scheduled.
— Marilyn Manson (@marilynmanson) July 27, 2018
Though most fans were not on Twitter to see the announcement at the moment, rather hearing it first-hand from an announcer at the venue to tell them artist wouldn’t be coming out.
Marilyn manson just bailed on Toronto pic.twitter.com/yKIG8G9qoQ
— Steven Wilson (@Rockamaniac00) July 27, 2018
“Marilyn Manson will not be performing tonight. If you are here solely to see Marilyn Manson, you may get a full refund, if you leave now, and have your ticket scanned out of the system,” he announced.
As to be expected, many fans took to social media to express their outrage at the last minute cancellation.
Dave Groll played with a cast and broken leg we want half our money back
— Jen Groleau (@sweetsjen) July 27, 2018
My friend used most of her savings to fly across the country to see you. She is devastated.
— EsKIMos Fan (@eskimosfan) July 27, 2018
Don’t know what to say Manson, Surely could have given more notice then just b4 u are to come out on stage?.. Me & wife came from Australia, for her Bday, she’s totally devo dude, as am I. Walked out, was only there for u man.. Long time fans waited so long for this opertunity 🙁
— Lev (@L3V5K1) July 27, 2018
WHile Most of the comments were pretty rough, some fans were supportive of the artist for his mystery illness.
I've been a fan since I was 15, I'm 39 now..
I hope all is well.. And not serious. You never know and people can leave you in an instant. Don't take illness for granted.. I know. You are a truly beautiful person and continue to impress me with you intelligence, thank you
— Billi Jo Larin (@billi_larin) July 27, 2018
Though there were rumours floating around that Manson was unable to perform due to being too drunk or high.
Too drunk to play.
— Arson Kites (@lesaboteur87) July 27, 2018
While some fans left disappointed, others stayed for the second headliner Rob Zombie, who put on an incredible show.
If you’re having a bad day just remember that you’re not the dude that had to tell 16,000 angry metal fans in Toronto that Marilyn Manson wasn’t coming on to play tonight
— Jessica Wilson (@jess_wilson) July 27, 2018