Billy Corgan Working On 21 Songs For New Smashing Pumpkins Album

During a recent interview with 102.9 The Buzz, Billy Corgan revealed that he currently has 21 songs in the works for Smashing Pumpkins’ new album. The frontman said the following:

“It’s currently 21 songs. I’ve been working on it for over a year. It’s pretty different — in a good way, I think. Everybody that’s heard it likes it a lot, so that’s a good sign. We’re gonna do some touring. We’re playing a big festival in Atlanta — I think in April or May — Shaky Knees. I’m not sure we’re playing Nashville this year. Actually, I think we might. I might be giving a secret away. We might be doing a little ‘surprisey’ gig soon.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Watch Smashing Pumpkins Perform On “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert”

Smashing Pumpkins were the musical guests on last night’s (August 7) episode of “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.” You can see footage of the band performing “Knights Of Malta” on the show below:

Watch The Smashing Pumpkins Cover Black Sabbath’s “Snowblind” With Myrkur

During Smashing Pumpkins’ June 16 set at the UK Download Festival, the band were joined onstage by Myrkur for a cover of Black Sabbath’s “Snowblind.” You can see footage of that below:

The Smashing Pumpkins Announce Summer Tour With Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds & AFI

The Smashing Pumpkins have announced a summer tour with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and AFI. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

08/08 Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
08/09 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
08/10 Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater
08/13 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
08/14 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
08/15 Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
08/17 Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
08/19 Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
08/20 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
08/21 Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
08/23 Rogers, AR – The Walmart AMP
08/24 Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
08/25 The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
08/28 Chula Vista, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
08/30 Los Angeles, CA – Banc Of California Stadium
08/31 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre

Watch Smashing Pumpkins Perform On “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

Smashing Pumpkins were the musical guests on last night’s (December 11) episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and they performed the following songs: “Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts),” “Knights Of Malta,” “Solara,” “Zero,” and “Bullet With Butterfly Wings.” You can see footage of “Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)” and “Knights Of Malta” below:

Billy Corgan Says Smashing Pumpkins May Record A Christmas Album

Smashing Pumpkins just released their new album “Shiny And Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun.” earlier this month, but it looks like they may be planning even more new material. During a recent interview with USA Today, Billy Corgan revealed that he actually wants the band to record a Christmas album at some point.

Corgan said the following:

“We’re already talking about tour stuff for next year, so there will be more Pumpkins shows in 2019. But for me, once we get off tour, I’m either going to be doing some writing in L.A. with some friends or going back to Chicago to start writing new Smashing Pumpkins. I also have an inkling to try and get us to do a Christmas record one day, so I might try to use the Christmas spirit to put the record together in concept, even if we’re not ready to record it.”

He also added the following when asked if the effort will feature covers or original material:

“It would be a mixture. I have released two Christmas songs, and I was thinking it would be nice to re-record those in the context of the record we would make. It would be probably lean more acoustic… When I think Christmas music, I tend to think something you want to put on and sit around the tree with the kids and not rock out to. I don’t see us doing a rocking-out Christmas album.”