Marilyn Manson Concert Moved from Congress Theater to Riviera Theatre

By Victoria Johnson on July 2, 2013 7:25am | Updated on July 2, 2013 2:59pm

 Marilyn Manson was scheduled to perform at the Congress Theater Friday, but the venue hasn't been cleared by city building inspectors.
Marilyn Manson was scheduled to perform at the Congress Theater Friday, but the venue hasn't been cleared by city building inspectors.
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CHICAGO — The Congress Theater and promoter Riot Fest announced Tuesday afternoon that the Marilyn Manson concert will be moved to the Riviera Theatre in Uptown.

Marilyn Manson fans hoping to see the Goth legend at the Congress Theater Friday were waiting for answers as the theater remains shuttered by the city just days before the scheduled performance.

Manson was scheduled to perform Friday at the Congress, but a city inspection and hearing that might have cleared the venue to open last week was again postponed.

The theater had been ordered shut down to deal with electrical problems on the second floor and a construction hazard on the first floor. The order followed a long battle with the city regarding building code violations and security issues at the venue.

The theater must remain closed until at least July 11, when another hearing will be held, leaving Friday's scheduled Marilyn Manson concert in limbo — and ticket holders getting no answers.

On Tuesday afternoon both the Congress Theater and Riot Fest announced on their Facebook pages that the concert would be held on Friday at the Riviera Theater and that all tickets purchased for the Congress Theater show would be honored.

"The upcoming Marilyn Manson concert has been moved from the Congress Theater to the Riviera Theatre (4746 N Racine Ave Chicago, IL)," both posted on their pages. "All purchased tickets will be honored at the new venue."

"Door times will remain at 7:00pm. We apologize for the inconvenience."

Riot Fest also referred any questions by ticket holders to Ticketfly support.

By Monday night, several people were asking on the Congress Theater's Facebook page whether the concert would be moved or postponed, but had received no answer.

"I need to know so I can figure out what the hell my plans are," one person wrote.

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