Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins) Announces Solo European Tour

Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins) has announced a solo European tour. Here’s the dates:

06/17 Glasgow, UK – Saint Luke’s
06/19 Dublin, IRE – Olympia Theatre
06/21 Luxembourg City, LUX – den Atelier
06/22 Hamburg, GER – Gruenspan
06/24 Paris, FR A- Trianon
06/25 Utrecht, NET – TivoliVredenburg
07/08 Bucharest, ROM – Arenele Romane


Billy Corgan On His New Solo Material: “I’m Heavily Leaning Towards Releasing 4 EPs That Would Later Be Collected Together”

In addition to the new Smashing Pumpkins EPs, Billy Corgan has 16 songs in consideration for his next solo release, including some covers. According to him, the tracks will probably be released as four EPs that will then get compiled into a double album later on.

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One of the wonderful things about this new age of social media is that I get a very clear sense of what others are interested in as it pertains to my personal or public life. And one must avoid the Pavlovian response to speak to the greater interest at the detriment of those who truly are interested in artistic process (which time has shown is probably the least interesting detail to most). So here, over two screencaps, I have listed the songs collected for this newest solo album (named, but not yet revealed). Page 1 having the newer songs written plus those that are to be re-recorded, Page 2 has the cover songs I’d like to take a stab it (time permitting) and also those (the ones with ***) that I’m satisfied with; having cut the masters during my last trip to Nashville. Now, I realize a list doesn’t do much if you haven’t heard the music, but it does show the work involved and that there will be new music coming soon in addition to the 8 @smashingpumpkins songs being mixed. And I’ve stated before, given that I’d like this solo album to be 16 songs (or a true double vinyl for collectors) I’m heavily leaning towards releasing 4 ep’s that would later be collected together; for it’s hard for me to imagine that 16 acoustic songs could be given a fair listen far past those of you reading this post. Which takes me back to my original thought in this, which is if you know many won’t hear-listen-or be particularly affected in this time-space, why bother(?) the answer is simple: It’s who I am (a writer/musician) and life’s greatest personal joy is to be who you are without reservation. And make no mistake, I am lucky as almost all my released work, given space and time, is being found, discovered, and celebrated where it deserves to be. And it is because of kind people like you, who actually read to the bottom of these posts, that such dissemination is possible. So if life is a long novel, I still have many, many chapters to write, and lost pages to pull up from the dust. Because when all is said and done, I do plan on leaving a full testament to what I saw and understood here, and I’m cool if that means only you and the aliens will understand. The rest, in God’s hands.

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Billy Corgan Reveals Titles To Eight New Smashing Pumpkins Songs

In a new Instagram post, Billy Corgan has confirmed the titles of eight new Smashing Pumpkins songs including: “Alienation,” “Travels,” “Silvery Sometimes,” “Solara,” “With Sympathy,” “Marchin’ On,” “Knights of Malta” and “Seek and You Shall Destroy.” Furthermore, he also revealed that his upcoming solo album is “currently between 16 and 18 songs and still in need of overdubs.” You can check out his full post below:

Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins) Performs On WGN

Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins) recently appeared on WGN in Chicago and performed “Processional” off his album “Ogilala,” as well as a duet of “Christmas Dreaming” with Jenniffer Weigel. You can see footage of that, along with an interview at

Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins) Is Already Working On A Follow-Up To “Ogilala”, Says It May Be A Double Album

It looks like Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins) is already working on a follow-up to his latest solo album “Ogilala.” According to him, it may even be a double album with at least 16 tracks. He posted the following:

Watch Billy Corgan’s (Smashing Pumpkins) “Pillbox” Film

Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins) has released his new film “Pillbox.” That silent movie, which was written by Corgan, and co-directed by the singer and Linda Strawberry, is set to music from Corgans’ latest solo album “Ogilala”. He previously said the following about that:

“I thought it was a different approach to listening to an album, to watch it in essence with a related, albeit non-linear, silent movie. Art is art. And together the two pieces create a work unto itself.”

Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins) Performs “The Spaniards” With Jade Puget (AFI) On “The Late Late Show With James Corden”

Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins) was the musical guest on last night’s (November 8) episode of “The Late Late Show With James Corden.” You can see footage of him playing “The Spaniards” along with Jade Puget (AFI) below: