Marilyn Manson delivered his first-ever live performance at Coachella 2018 during the Indio, California-based music festival’s second weekend. The legendary shock rocker joined iconic global metal band X Japan’s co-founder Yoshiki, who accompanied Manson on piano as he sang a stripped-down cover of Eurythmics 1983 chart-topping hit, “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” to a packed crowd.
In a fan-captured video clip (which is embedded above), Manson holds the mic with two hands as he looks out to the audience and sing-screams the lyrics with his signature heavy metal tone. Close ups of Manson appear to be washed with a sepia effect, while the rest of the clip is shot in color. Celestial images, including what looks like stars, swirl behind the duo throughout the song.
Manson teased his Coachella performance to fans in an Instagram post ahead of his appearance. The post includes a photo of the famous pair of artists with raven-haired Manson smiling and standing beside Yoshiki, who is wearing a leopard-print jacket. Both are wearing sunglasses.
The Florida native shock rock band’s tenth studio album Heaven Upside Down, dropped last October. It debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 album chart and topped both the U.S. Top Hard Rock Albums and U.S. Top Rock Albums charts. Manson's longtime friend and collaborator Johnny Depp stars in two of the album's music videos, including the gory "KILL4ME " video which dropped last November. Manson is touring to support the album, following a stage prop injury during a New York show last fall. Manson and fellow hard rock legend Rob Zombie announced a summer co-headlining “Twins of Evil Tour,” which stops at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Aug. 25. (Click here to purchase tickets from AXS).