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.