The so-called Smashing Pumpkins "reunion" has been making headlines for weeks, and we now finally have something solid — the band have announced a North American tour.
The band's countdown clock finally hit zero today with the announcement, revealing that OG Pumpkins Billy Corgan, James Iha and Jimmy Chamberlain will hit the road with frequent band collaborator Jeff Schroeder. Yes, this means former bassist D'Arcy Wretzky, who has been slamming Corgan repeatedly in recent weeks, is not participating.
The trek is called "The Shiny and Oh So Bright Tour" and includes Canadian shows in Montreal on August 7 and Toronto on August 8. In addition, there are a pile of U.S. dates.
As a press release explains, the tour lines up with the group's 30th anniversary of their initial formation, and it promises to highlight music from the Smashing Pumpkins very beginnings with material from Gish, Siamese Dream, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, Adore and Machina.
"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," Corgan said in a statement. "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."
He added "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."
The tour came with a promotional video, available below. It features adult versions of the Siamese Dream twins setting the classic Smashing Pumpkins logo on fire.
Tickets for the tour will be available on February 23. Find the full schedule below.
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, TN - Bridgestone 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, QC - 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