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THE SMASHING PUMPKINS Announce Their First Ever Tour Since 2000 With Three Out of Four Original Members

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Grammy Award-winning, acclaimed alternative rock pioneers THE SMASHING PUMPKINS have finally announced the coming of their “Shiny And Oh So Bright Tour” tour, the first one in nearly 20 years featuring the return of former member James Iha, joining Jimmy ChamberlinBilly Corgan and Jeff Schroeder. Produced by Live Nation, the 36-city tour will kick off in Glendale, Arizona on July 12 and visit North American arenas throughout the summer. Tickets for the “Shiny And Oh So Bright Tour” will go on sale to the general public starting next Friday, February 23 at 10:00 a.m. local time and be available at SmashingPumpkins.comLiveNation.com and via the Live Nation app.

The tour coincides with the 30 year anniversary of the band’s formation. THE SMASHING PUMPKINS burst onto the scene with their 1991 album Gish and then, two year laters, with Siamese Dream. Their follow up and third studio album, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, was released in 1995, selling 21 million albums in the United States alone and spawning the single 1979, the Pumpkins’ highest-charting song. The announcement for the tour was revealed alongside a video, featuring the two original “Siamese Dream” album cover stars Ali Laenger and LySandra Roberts, all grown up and in the same outfits. The women approached the classic “SP” heart logo with a flamethrower, lighting it up as the song “Today” played in the background and the dates scrolled up. The description of the video says that they will be “celebrating songs from their first five albums: Gish, Siamese Dream, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, Adore, and Machina/The Machines of God.” The video can be seen below.

“Some 30 years ago, as THE SMASHING PUMPKINSJames 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.” “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,” shared Corgan.

Excluded from this reunion is original bassist D’arcy WretzkyD’arcy alleged in an interview with BlastEcho that Corgan sent her a contract that was agreed upon, but a month later, he told her “that wasn’t a real offer.” She said: “My apologies to all of the SMASHING PUMPKINS fans out there who are excited about this oncoming reunion tour of the original members of the band. I know this is a huge disappointment for me, as well, but it’s not going to happen.”

Smashing Pumpkins 2018 Tour Dates

July 12 — Glendale, Ariz. @ Gila River Arena
July 14 — Oklahoma City, Okla. @ Chesapeake Energy Arena
July 16 — Austin, Texas @ Frank Erwin Center
July 17 — Houston, Texas @ Toyota Center
July 18 — Dallas, Texas @ American Airlines Center
July 20 — Nashville, Tenn. @ Bridgestone Arena
July 21 — Louisville, Ky. @ KFC Yum! Center
July 22 — Atlanta, Ga. @ Infinite Energy Arena
July 24 — Miami, Fla. @ AmericanAirlines Arena
July 25 — Tampa, Fla. @ Amalie Arena
July 27 — Baltimore, Md. @ Royal Farms Arena
July 28 — Philadelphia, Pa. @ Wells Fargo Center
July 29 — Uncasville, Ct. @ Mohegan Sun Arena
July 31 — Boston, Mass. @ TD Garden
August 1 — New York City, N.Y. @ Madison Square Garden
August 4 — Pittsburgh, Pa. @ PPG Paints Arena
August 5 — Detroit, Mich. @ Little Caesars Arena
August 7 — Montreal, Quebec @ Centre Bell
August 8 — Toronto, Ontario @ Air Canada Centre
August 11 — Columbus, Ohio @ Schottenstein Center
August 13 — Chicago, Ill. @ United Center
August 16 — Kansas City, Mo. @ Sprint Center
August 17 — Indianapolis, Ind. @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
August 19 — St. Paul, Minn. @ Xcel Energy Center
August 20 — Omaha, Neb. @ CenturyLink Center
August 21 — Sioux Falls, S.D. @ Denny Sanford Premier Center
August 24 — Seattle, Wash. @ KeyArena
August 25 — Portland, Ore. @ Moda Center
August 27 — Oakland, Calif. @ Oracle Arena
August 28 — Sacramento, Calif. @ Golden 1 Center
August 30 — Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Forum
Sept. 1 — San Diego, Calif. @ Viejas Arena
Sept. 2 — Las Vegas, Nev. @ T-Mobile Arena
Sept. 4 — Salt Lake City, Utah @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
Sept. 5 — Denver, Colo. @ Pepsi Center
Sept. 7 — Boise, Idaho @ Ford Idaho Center

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