NME.COM has the latest on the dark one's plans...

Marilyn Manson is on the verge of confirming details of a four-city tour of the UK in January 2001, NME.COM can exclusively reveal.

According to sources close to Manson, the controversial rocker is most likely to play shows in Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham and London at the start of next year, following the release of his new album ‘Holy Wood (In The Shadow Of The Valley Of Death)’ on November 13 through Nothing/Interscope.

The source said that the shows will be “arena size”, with both Wembley Arena and the Docklands Arena being considered for the London show. In Manchester, the venue is likely to be the Manchester Evening News Arena, in Glasgow the 10,000 capacity SECC.

A UK spokesperson for Manson told NME.COM that no dates had been officially confirmed. However, Manson himself recently told NME.COM he was planning to tour the UK in “December or January”.

In addition, Marilyn Manson is in the process of setting up his own UK website, in addition to his official website at www.marilynmansononline.co.ukmarilynmansononline.co.uk, will run in conjunction with the official site.

The first single from ‘Holy Wood…’ will be ‘Disposable Teens’, and is released in the UK on November 6, through Nothing/Interscope.