A day after Marilyn Manson was banned from entering a New York amusement park, officials in Seoul, South Korea, have agreed to welcome the shock rocker.

Manson has been forced to pull out of Monday's (11AUG03) OZZFEST show at SIX FLAGS in Darien Lake, New York, after park bosses informed him he would not be welcome.

But there's good news for the ANTICHRIST SUPERSTAR rocker - he will be able to play his first ever show in South Korea.

Government authorities have given local promoters the nod to go ahead with a Manson show in October (03).

Concert organisers, ACCESS ENTERTAINMENT, have been trying to secure a date for Manson and his group in Seoul since 1999, but the Korea Media Ratings Board refused permission both times.

A spokesman for the promoters says, "Manson agreed in the contract not to defile religious or national symbols, or do anything sexually graphic on stage."

Manson is now scheduled to perform at the OLYMPIC FENCING STADIUM in Seoul on 4 October (03).

07/08/2003 21:33