Manson announced his new guitarist at a press conference last week (August 14).
“We have a new guitar player that’s gonna play for the first time tomorrow. It’s the first time we’ll play onstage [together],” he explained. “His name is Wes Borland, and he used to be in a really terrible band that he left because he felt that it was a destructive force in art, and he has his own band, Black Light Burns, but now he is in Marilyn Manson.
Manson added: “We don’t know how permanent that is, but starting tomorrow will be the first step.”
The band played their first gig with Borland at ETP Festival in Seoul, Korea (August 15).
Borland joins Manson, Ginger Fish, Chris Vrenna and former Nine Inch Nails bassist Twiggy Ramirez in the band.