Touring: Smashing Pumpkins Announce First Tour in 18 Years

Artist: Smashing Pumpkins
Tour: Shiny and Oh So Bright Tour 2018
Dates: July 12 to September 7, 2018
Ticket On-Sale Date(s): February 23, 2018 @ 10 AM local time
Promoter: LiveNation

Forget the Spice Girls, who can't seem to make up their mind if they're reuniting to tour or not, 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.

Dates:
  • 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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