The Smashing Pumpkins Announce 'Gish' 30th Anniversary Celebrations
The band will be celebrating their "GISH-AVERSARY" with a special livestream and new limited merch
Published May 26, 2021Believe it or not, it's been three decades since the Smashing Pumpkins released their debut album Gish. In celebration of turning the big three oh, Billy Corgan and co. will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of Gish via a series of events, including a special livestream.
On Saturday (May 29), Corgan and SP drummer Jimmy Chamberlin will lead a two-hour Gish livestream. It will include not only a Q&A, but also a Gish vinyl listening party, as well as "a very special world exclusive preview of unreleased music," states a press release.
The livestream will be hosted form Corgan's Madame ZuZu's in Highland Park, IL, and it will cost you $19.91 to attend. You can grab tickets here. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the PAWS no-kill animal shelter in Chicago.
Alongside the livestream, the Smashing Pumpkins will also host a variety of events at Madame ZuZu's over the weekend as part of the "GISH-AVERSARY," including the sale of limited-edition Gish merch, art prints and posters. A private collection of Gish-era memorabilia will also be on display. Some of the goods will also be on the SP webstore.
To top it all off, the band are encouraging fans to share their own Gish memories on a new 30th anniversary website, where there's also a digital scavenger hunt and Gish trivia questions to be answered.
The Smashing Pumpkins' most recent album was last year's Cyr.