SMASHING PUMPKINS have two EPs coming


For a while now, we’ve known that Billy Corgan has been working on a wealth of music. He’s also revealed that what he’s been working on is a mix of solo material and music targeted for Smashing Pumpkins. Now the singer has clarified things even further concerning what’s coming for Smashing Pumpkins fans.

“So almost all the musical side is done with two days to go, leaving background vocals and last minute touches/flourishes/drang. For those who missed it, the eight songs are as titled: ‘Solara,’ ‘Marchin’ On,’ ‘Travels,’ ‘Seek and You Shall Destroy,’ ‘With Sympathy,’ ‘Knights of Malta,’ ‘Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)’ and ‘Alienation.'”

He went on to add, “The intended plan being to release the songs over two, four song EP’s, with a first song most likely due out in May. Also, we just did a long-ranging interview for the New York Times, which given the questions asked will address many of the things we get asked about here on IG. So look out for that soon.”

Corgan has reunited with James Iha and Jimmy Chamberlin from the band’s most popular lineup, while Jeff Schroeder, who has played with Smashing Pumpkins in recent years, is also part of the core group. However, ’90s era bassist D’Arcy Wretzky will not be returning to the lineup, with her non-participation generating plenty of headline-making drama ahead of last month’s tour announcement.

The “Shiny and Oh So Bright” tour will reportedly focus on the band’s first five albums, with the tour kicking off July 12 in Glendale, Ariz.

Tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 23 on Livenation. See where the Pumpkins will be gigging below.

Smashing Pumpkins 2018 Tour Dates

July 12 — Glendale, Ariz. @ Gila River Arena
July 14 — Oklahoma City, Okla. @ Chesapeake Energy Arena
July 16 — Austin, Texas @ Frank Erwin Center
July 17 — Houston, Texas @ Toyota Center
July 18 — Dallas, Texas @ American Airlines Center
July 20 — Nashville, Tenn. @ Bridgestone Arena
July 21 — Louisville, Ky. @ KFC Yum! Center
July 22 — Atlanta, Ga. @ Infinite Energy Arena
July 24 — Miami, Fla. @ AmericanAirlines Arena
July 25 — Tampa, Fla. @ Amalie Arena
July 27 — Baltimore, Md. @ Royal Farms Arena
July 28 — Philadelphia, Pa. @ Wells Fargo Center
July 29 — Uncasville, Ct. @ Mohegan Sun Arena
July 31 — Boston, Mass. @ TD Garden
August 1 — New York City, N.Y. @ Madison Square Garden
August 4 — Pittsburgh, Pa. @ PPG Paints Arena
August 5 — Detroit, Mich. @ Little Caesars Arena
August 7 — Montreal, Quebec @ Centre Bell
August 8 — Toronto, Ontario @ Air Canada Centre
August 11 — Columbus, Ohio @ Schottenstein Center
August 13 — Chicago, Ill. @ United Center
August 16 — Kansas City, Mo. @ Sprint Center
August 17 — Indianapolis, Ind. @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
August 19 — St. Paul, Minn. @ Xcel Energy Center
August 20 — Omaha, Neb. @ CenturyLink Center
August 21 — Sioux Falls, S.D. @ Denny Sanford Premier Center
August 24 — Seattle, Wash. @ KeyArena
August 25 — Portland, Ore. @ Moda Center
August 27 — Oakland, Calif. @ Oracle Arena
August 28 — Sacramento, Calif. @ Golden 1 Center
August 30 — Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Forum
Sept. 1 — San Diego, Calif. @ Viejas Arena
Sept. 2 — Las Vegas, Nev. @ T-Mobile Arena
Sept. 4 — Salt Lake City, Utah @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
Sept. 5 — Denver, Colo. @ Pepsi Center
Sept. 7 — Boise, Idaho @ Ford Idaho Center

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