THE SMASHING PUMPKINS Share Music Video For ‘Empires’

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Ahead of the release of their highly anticipated album “Atum” and North American THE WORLD IS A VAMPIRE TOURThe Smashing Pumpkins have shared the official music video for ‘Empires’ . Watch it below
 
The video comes as Empires’ continues to make waves at radio, being the #1 most added song to Active Rock. ‘Spellbinding’ is also currently the #1 most added to Alternative Rock. “Atum” is set for release on May 5 and is the sequel to 1995’s “Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness” and 2000’s “Machina/Machine of God”. Featuring 33-tracks in 3 acts “Atum” was written and produced by Corgan over the past 4 years. 22 tracks have been released to date, with “Beguiled” continuing to climb at both Active Rock (peaked at #6) and Alternative Radio Charts (#12). Act 3 will come with a special edition box-set featuring all 33 album tracks plus 10 additional unreleased songs, and is available for pre-order HERE.

The Smashing Pumpkins recently announced their 26-date North American THE WORLD IS A VAMPIRE TOURProduced by Live Nation, the tour is set to start on Friday, July 28 at The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. The tour will feature special guests Interpol, Stone Temple Pilots and Rival Sons as support on various dates, as well as some of the world’s biggest champions from the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), who will be competing in most cities. THE WORLD IS A VAMPIRE TOUR has already sold-out 30k plus capacity shows in Mexico City this year, as well in cities across Australia this spring, and is set to expand to more countries in the future. For more details go HERE.
 
“I grew up in a world where I needed to know bands like Siouxsie and the Banshees and The Cure existed, it meant there was a place for people like me to hang out and belong. That’s what The World Is A Vampire is about. Bringing back that sense of community. If you don’t fit in, you belong here. It’s about having a shared experience and respecting others, but ultimately having fun. A true alternative festival, where all the self-proclaimed weirdos and outsiders of the world can get together and have a party” – Billy Corgan
 
This week, Disney+ revealed special guests for the upcoming mockumentary series The Muppets Mayhem, which includes Billy Corgan. The entire first season will be available to stream on Wednesday, May 10.
 
In other news, Corgan’s popular podcast series Thirty-Three with William Patrick Corgancontinues to quench the thirst of dedicated Pumpkins fans all over the world, offering listeners the chance to hear never-before-released “Atum” tracks, as-well as diving into various aspects of the band’s illustrious history. Thirty-Three with William Patrick Corgan is distributed by iHeartPodcasts and available on iHeartRadio and everywhere podcasts are heard. To learn more, click HERE.

When The Smashing Pumpkins first emerged out of Chicago in 1988, the world had never heard a band quite like them. They spun together rock, pop, shoe-gaze, metal, goth, psychedelia, and electronic into a kaleidoscope of saccharine melodies, fuzzy distortion, bombastic orchestration, incendiary fretwork, eloquent song-craft, and unshakable hooks. Upon their formation, their sound was different, iconoclastic, and wholly new—and it still is today. As a result, they’ve sold over 30 million albums worldwide and collected two GRAMMY® Awards, two MTV VMAs, and an American Music Award. Their catalog is highlighted by the platinum “Gish” [1991], the quadruple-platinum Siamese Dream” [1993], diamond-certified Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness” [1995], platinum Adore” [1998], and gold Machina/The Machines of God” [2000]. In 2018, they embarked on one of their most successful tours ever, the Shiny and Oh So Bright Tour, followed by SHINY AND OH SO BRIGHT, VOL. 1 / LP: NO PAST. NO FUTURE. NO SUN. Meanwhile, 2020 saw the release of the band’s eleventh full-length and latest double album, CYR. As prolific as ever, The Smashing Pumpkins continues touring and working on new music

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