Billy Corgan Switches Up Smashing Pumpkins Lineup Again

Billy Corgan Switches Up Smashing Pumpkins Lineup Again
The current iteration of the Smashing Pumpkins is a constantly evolving one, with outspoken frontman and songwriter Billy Corgan its only original member. If you're one of the few people trying to keep track of who exactly is in the band at this moment, you better bust out your spreadsheet because the band has changed yet again.

As Blabbermouth reports, the band's core lineup of Corgan and guitarist Jeff Schroeder (whose been on board since 2007) no longer includes Rage Against the Machine drummer Brad Wilk or the Killers bassist Mark Stoermer, who were recently tapped as the band's rhythm section.

Instead, the group now includes drummer Robin Diaz (best known for playing with radio rock grunter Daughtry) and Katie Cole on bass. Cole has also served as the Smashing Pumpkins' opener in the past and will do so again on their forthcoming acoustic tour.

In a recent Rolling Stone interview, Billy Corgan explained that the Smashing Pumpkins "dies when I die, and maybe not even then." In other words, maybe the band will be entirely comprised of former Daughtry touring members one day. 

All of the Smashing Pumpkins' tour dates are available below.

Tour dates:

06/15 Buffalo, NY - Riviera Theatre ^
06/16 Pittsburgh, PA - Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead ^
06/17 Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room at Old National Centre ^
06/19 Tusla, OK - Brady Theater ^
06/20 Des Moines, IA - Hoyt Sherman Place Theatre ^
06/22 Kansas City, MO - Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland ^
06/23 St. Louis, MO - The Pageant ^
06/25 Minneapolis, MN - Pantages Theatre ^
07/07 Concord, CA - Concord Pavilion *
07/09 Irvine, CA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre *
07/10 Las Vegas, NV - The Joint *
07/11 Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre *
07/13 Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre *
07/15 Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Pavilion *
07/16 Houston, TX - NRG Arena *
07/18 San Antonio, TX - Freeman Coliseum *
07/19 Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Live *
07/20 New Orleans, LA - Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square *
07/22 Miami, FL - Bayfront Park Amphitheatre *
07/24 Tampa, FL - MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds *
07/25 Atlanta, GA - Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood *
07/26 Raleigh, NC - Red Hat Amphitheater *
07/28 Boston, MA - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion *
07/29 Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center *
07/31 Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater *
08/01 Mashantucket, CT - Foxwoods Resort Casino *
08/02 Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center *
08/04 Toronto, ON - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre *
08/05 Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre *
08/07 Chicago, IL - FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island *
08/08 Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center *

^ acoustic
* with Marilyn Manson