The Smashing Pumpkins Announce North American Tour
The summer trek hits 26 cities with special guests Stone Temple Pilots, Interpol and Rival Sons
The Smashing Pumpkins just announced a 26-date tour across North America this summer.
Entitled “The World Is A Vampire Tour,” the Live Nation-produced trek will kick off on Friday, July 28th at The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas and close out on September 9th at the Ruoff Music Center in Noblesville, IN, hitting all the pertinent outdoor venues in between. Check out the dates both above and below this text to see if they will be in your area.
The tour will feature special guests Interpol, Stone Temple Pilots and Rival Sons as support on various dates, as well as top talent from the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), who will be competing in most cities. Corgan currently owns the NWA and effectively serves as the legendary company’s president and creative force.
“I grew up in a world where I needed to know bands like Siouxsie and the Banshees and The Cure existed, it meant there was a place for people like me to hang out and belong,” frontman Billy Corgan said in a prepared statement. “That’s what The World Is A Vampire is about. Bringing back that sense of community. If you don’t fit in, you belong here. It’s about having a shared experience and respecting others, but ultimately having fun. A true alternative festival, where all the self-proclaimed weirdos and outsiders of the world can get together and have a party.”
Artist pre-sale begins Tuesday, March 28 at 12pm local until Thursday, March 30 at 10pm local. General on-sale starts Friday, March 31 at 10am local. For more details go here.
Meanwhile, the Pumpkins’ latest album, ATUM Act 3, will be out on May 5th, and will come with a special edition box set featuring all 33 album tracks plus 10 additional unreleased songs.
ATUM features 33 tracks in three acts and is the sequel to 1995’s Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness and 2000’s Machina/Machine of God. ATUM was written and produced by Corgan over the past four years.
In other news, Corgan’s popular podcast series Thirty-Three with William Patrick Corgan continues to quench the thirst of dedicated Pumpkins fans all over the world, offering listeners the chance to hear never-before-released ATUM tracks, as-well as diving into various aspects of the band’s illustrious history. Thirty-Three with William Patrick Corgan is distributed by iHeartPodcasts and available on iHeartRadio and everywhere podcasts are heard.
This year also marks the 35th anniversary of the group’s initial formation out of Chicago, IL, in 1988, as well as the 30th anniversary of their quadruple-platinum sophomore smash Siamese Dream.
The Smashing Pumpkins are currently working on new music. More details to come. The band is presently comprised of Billy Corgan, James Iha, Jimmy Chamberlin and Jeff Schroeder.
THE WORLD IS A VAMPIRE – NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
07/28 – The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan – Las Vegas, NV
07/30 – The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan – Las Vegas, NV
08/01 – USANA Amphitheatre – Salt Lake City, UT*
08/03 – Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA*
08/05 – White River Amphitheatre – Auburn, WA*
08/06 – Hayden Homes Amphitheater – Bend, OR*
08/07 – Toyota Amphitheatre – Wheatland, CA*
08/09 – FivePoint Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA*
08/10 – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre – Chula Vista, CA*
08/11 – Yaamava’ Resort & Casino – Highland, CA**
08/13 – Isleta Amphitheater – Albuquerque, NM^
08/15 – Dos Equis Pavillion – Dallas, TX^
08/16 – Walmart AMP – Rogers, AR^
08/17 – The Orion Amphitheater – Huntsville, AL^
08/19 – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL^
08/20 – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL^
08/22 – PNC Music Pavilion – Charlotte, NC^
08/24 – PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ^
08/25 – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion – Gilford, NH^
08/30 – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater – Wantagh, NY^
08/31 – Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA^
09/02 – Budweiser Stage – Toronto, ON^
09/03 – Canadian Tire Centre – Ottawa, ON^
09/06 – Pine Knob Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI^^
09/08 – FirstBank Amphitheater – Franklin, TN^
09/09 – Ruoff Music Center – Noblesville, IN^
^ w/ Interpol & Rival Sons
* w/ Stone Temple Pilots & Rival Sons
**w/ Stone Temple Pilots
^^ w/ Interpol
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