Smashing Pumpkins Announce First Tour Since 2000 -
Billy Corgan, The Smashing Pumpkins, Photo Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo

Billy Corgan, The Smashing Pumpkins, Photo Ros O'Gorman

Smashing Pumpkins Announce First Tour Since 2000

by Paul Cashmere on February 16, 2018

in News

Smashing Pumpkins have taken the reigns and will hit the road this summer with their first shows since 2000.

Three of the four original members are on board, Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin and James Iha. The fourth, D’arcy Wretzky, has been in the middle of a battle of words with Corgan over who cut her from the trek.

Corgan said “Some 30 years ago, as The Smashing Pumpkins, James Iha and I began a musical journey in the cramped rear bedroom of my Father’s house. And so it’s magic to me that we’re able to coalesce once more around the incredible Jimmy Chamberlin, to celebrate those songs we’ve made together.”

The announcement was made with the return of the Siamese Dream cover girls Ali Laenger and LySandra Roberts.

The monumental Shiny And Oh So Bright Tour, which coincides with the 30th anniversary of the band’s formation, will highlight music from the group’s inception through 2000, and will exclusively feature material from their groundbreaking debut Gish through Siamese Dream, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, Adore, and Machina. Longtime Smashing Pumpkins guitarist Jeff Schroeder will also take part, as the band moves to a three guitar lineup to better emulate the signature tones and textures of their albums.

“This show and staging will be unlike any we’ve ever done, and will feature a set unlike any we’ve ever played. For if this is a chance at a new beginning, we plan on ushering it in with a real bang,” added Corgan.

Formed in Chicago, IL in 1988, The Smashing Pumpkins released their heralded debut album Gish in 1991 and found mainstream success with 1993’s 4x multi-platinum Siamese Dream and 1995’s 10x multi-platinum Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. With nine studio albums and over 30 million albums sold to date, the GRAMMY®, MTV VMA, and American Music Award-winning band remains an influential force in alternative rock.

07/12 – Glendale, AZ – Gila River Arena
07/14 – Oklahoma City, OK – Chesapeake Energy Arena
07/16 – Austin, TX – Frank Erwin Center
07/17 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
07/18 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
07/20 – Nashville, TNvBridgestone Arena
07/21 – Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center
07/22 – Atlanta, GA – Infinite Energy Arena
07/24 – Miami, FL – AmericanAirlines Arena
07/25 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
07/27 – Baltimore, MD – Royal Farms Arena
07/28 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
07/29 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
07/31 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
08/01 – New York City, NY – Madison Square Garden
08/04 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
08/05 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
08/07 – Montreal, QB – Centre Bell
08/08 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
08/11 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center
08/13 – Chicago, IL – United Center
08/16 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
08/17 – Indianapolis, IN – Bankers Life Fieldhouse
08/19 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
08/20 – Omaha, NE – CenturyLink Center
08/21 – Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford Premier Center
08/24 – Seattle, WA – KeyArena
08/25 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
08/27 – Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
08/28 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
08/30 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
09/01 – San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena
09/02 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
09/04 – Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Smart Home Arena
09/05 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
09/07 – Boise, ID – Ford Idaho Center

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