Coachella’s second weekend is set to kick off in just over 48 hours out in the southern California desert. Weekend one packed in plenty of headline worthy performances ranging from Cardi B and Beyoncé to America’s most famous yodeler. This Saturday, as Beyoncé will be taking the main stage again for her second attempt to break the Internet, while Japanese metal outfit X Japan will be performing over at the Mojave Tent with a little help from none other than Marilyn Manson.
That’s right, the famous industrial metal singer will join the international rock band for what Manson is calling, “a special performance,” according to a post shared to his Instagram on Tuesday evening. Sure, Beyoncé’s performance will still draw the larger crowd, as she’s a bit bigger in terms of her overall reach amongst the kinds of people who attend Coachella. Manson’s cameo should not be overlooked however, as the veteran group from Japan are one of the country’s biggest hard rock exports, and have sold an impressive 30 million albums throughout their career since forming back in the late 1980s. There’s been no word as to whether or not Manson will be wearing his hottest Coachella outfit for the celebrity-filled Neon Carnival, but fans should be optimistic.
Manson had made headlines back in the fall of last year when he was hospitalized after a stage prop landed on him during a concert in New York City. More recently, he and fellow hard rock icon Rob Zombie announced their upcoming “Twins of Evil” co-headlining summer tour, which is scheduled to begin a few months from now on July 11 in Detroit. Tickets for select shows on the upcoming summer run are on sale now, and can be purchased by clicking here.