LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — Alt-rock pioneers The Smashing Pumpkins on Thursday announced that they are reuniting for the first time in 20 years for a new tour.
Featuring founding members Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin, and James Iha, the Shiny And Oh So Bright Tour kicks off in Glendale, AZ on July 12, 2018, and will hit arenas throughout North America before wrapping at the Ford Idaho Center in Boise on Sept. 7th.
“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,” Corgan said in a press statement announcing the tour.
While on the tour, the Pumpkins will cover material from e group’s inception through 2000, including material from their 1991 debut album Gish through Siamese Dream, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, Adore, and Machina.
The Pumpkins have also reconfigured into a three-guitar format with the addition of longtime Smashing Pumpkins guitarist Jeff Schroeder. However, as previously reported in CelebrityAccess, D’arcy Wretzky, the longtime bassist and founding member of the band appears to be absent from the tour lineup.
“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.
The Smashing Pumpkins are represented by Velvet Hammer Music and Management Group.
Smashing Pumpkins 2018 North American Tour Dates
12-Jul-18 Glendale, AZ Gila River Arena
14-Jul-18 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Arena
16-Jul-18 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
17-Jul-18 Houston, TX Toyota Center
18-Jul-18 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
20-Jul-18 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
21-Jul-18 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
22-Jul-18 Atlanta, GA Infinite Energy Arena
24-Jul-18 Miami, FL AmericanAirlines Arena
25-Jul-18 Tampa, FL Amalie Arena
27-Jul-18 Baltimore, MD Royal Farms Arena
28-Jul-18 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
29-Jul-18 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
31-Jul-18 Boston, MA TD Garden
1-Aug-18 New York City, NY Madison Square Garden
4-Aug-18 Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints Arena
5-Aug-18 Detroit, MI Little Caesars Arena
7-Aug-18 Montreal Centre Bell
8-Aug-18 Toronto Air Canada Centre
11-Aug-18 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
13-Aug-18 Chicago, IL United Center
16-Aug-18 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
17-Aug-18 Indianapolis, IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse
19-Aug-18 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
20-Aug-18 Omaha, NE CenturyLink Center
21-Aug-18 Sioux Falls, SD Denny Sanford Premier Center
24-Aug-18 Seattle, WA KeyArena
25-Aug-18 Portland, OR Moda Center
27-Aug-18 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
28-Aug-18 Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center
30-Aug-18 Los Angeles, CA The Forum
1-Sep-18 San Diego, CA Viejas Arena
2-Sep-18 Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile Arena
4-Sep-18 Salt Lake City, UT Vivint Smart Home Arena
5-Sep-18 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
7-Sep-18 Boise, ID Ford Idaho Center
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