THE SMASHING PUMPKINS | The Smashing Pumpkins Featuring Original Members Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin, And James Iha Announce First Tour Since 2000

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- GRAMMY® Award-winning, acclaimed alternative rock pioneers The Smashing Pumpkins today announced the Shiny And Oh So Bright Tour, their first tour in nearly 20 years to feature founding members Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin, and James Iha. Produced by Live Nation, the 36-city tour will kick off in Glendale, AZ on July 12, 2018 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 10:00am local time and be available at www.smashingpumpkins.comLiveNation.com, and via the Live Nation App.   

 

"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," shared Corgan.

The band broke news of the tour this morning with a dramatic video featuring original Siamese Dream album cover stars Ali Laenger and LySandra Roberts. Watch the clip HERE.

 

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. 

 

The Smashing Pumpkins are represented by Velvet Hammer Music and Management Group.

 

Smashing Pumpkins 2018 North American Tour Dates

 

July 12, 2018         Glendale, AZ              Gila River Arena

July 14, 2018         Oklahoma City, OK    Chesapeake Energy Arena

July 16, 2018         Austin, TX                   Frank Erwin Center

July 17, 2018         Houston, TX                Toyota Center

July 18, 2018         Dallas, TX                    American Airlines Center

July 20, 2018         Nashville, TN              Bridgestone Arena

July 21, 2018         Louisville, KY              KFC Yum! Center

July 22, 2018         Atlanta, GA                  Infinite Energy Arena

July 24, 2018         Miami, FL                    AmericanAirlines Arena

July 25, 2018         Tampa, FL                  Amalie Arena

July 27, 2018         Baltimore, MD           Royal Farms Arena

July 28, 2018         Philadelphia, PA        Wells Fargo Center

July 29, 2018         Uncasville, CT            Mohegan Sun Arena

July 31, 2018         Boston, MA                 TD Garden

August 01, 2018    New York City, NY      Madison Square Garden

August 04, 2018    Pittsburgh, PA            PPG Paints Arena

August 05, 2018    Detroit, MI                   Little Caesars Arena

August 07, 2018    Montreal                     Centre Bell

August 08, 2018    Toronto                       Air Canada Centre

August 11, 2018    Columbus, OH            Schottenstein Center

August 13, 2018    Chicago, IL                  United Center

August 16, 2018    Kansas City, MO         Sprint Center

August 17, 2018    Indianapolis, IN          Bankers Life Fieldhouse

August 19, 2018    St. Paul, MN               Xcel Energy Center

August 20, 2018    Omaha, NE                 CenturyLink Center

August 21, 2018    Sioux Falls, SD          Denny Sanford Premier Center

August 24, 2018    Seattle, WA                KeyArena

August 25, 2018    Portland, OR              Moda Center

August 27, 2018    Oakland, CA               Oracle Arena

August 28, 2018    Sacramento, CA        Golden 1 Center

August 30, 2018    Los Angeles, CA       The Forum

September 01, 2018  San Diego, CA      Viejas Arena

September 02, 2018  Las Vegas, NV      T-Mobile Arena

September 04, 2018  Salt Lake City, UT   Vivint Smart Home Arena

September 05, 2018  Denver, CO              Pepsi Center

September 07, 2018  Boise, ID                  Ford Idaho Center

 

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