Watch The Smashing Pumpkins Perform Jane’s Addiction’s “Jane Says” With Perry Farrell

During a recent appearance on “The Howard Stern Show,” The Smashing Pumpkins performed a cover of Jane’s Addiction’s “Jane Says” with Perry Farrell. You can see footage of that below. This news comes as The Smashing Pumpkins and Jane’s Addiction are preparing to hit the road together later this year.

Watch The Smashing Pumpkins Perform “Today” Live On “The Late Late Show With James Corden”

During an appearance on last night’s (May 12) episode of “The Late Late Show With James Corden,” Smashing Pumpkins performed their 1993 song “Today.” Footage of that can be found below, along with a clip of the band discussing their upcoming 33-track follow-up to “Melon Collie And The Infinite Sadness” and “Machina/The Machines Of God.“

Watch Smashing Pumpkins Perform “Today” On “The Howard Stern Show”

During a recent appearance on “The Howard Stern Show,” Smashing Pumpkins performed their 1993 song “Today.” You can see footage of that below, along with clips from an interview with frontman Billy Corgan and Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell. This news comes as Smashing Pumpkins and Jane’s Addiction are preparing for their upcoming tour together.

Smashing Pumpkins Announce North American Tour With Jane’s Addiction & Poppy

Smashing Pumpkins have announced a fall North American tour. The band will also be joined by special guests Jane’s Addiction and Poppy.

Tour Dates:

10/02 Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
10/03 Houston, TX – Toyota Center
10/05 Austin, TX – Moody Center
10/07 Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
10/08 Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Casino
10/10 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
10/11 Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
10/13 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun
10/14 Belmont, Park, NBY – UBS Arena
10/16 Boston, MA – TD Garden
10/18 Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
10/19 New York City, NY – Madison Square Garden
10/21 Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
10/22 Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena (feat. Meg Myers) (no Poppy)
10/24 Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
10/26 Montreal, QC – Bell Center
10/27 Quebec City, QC – Centre Videotron
10/29 Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse (feat. Meg Myers) (no Poppy)
10/30 Milwaukee, WI – Fiserv Forum
11/01 St. Louis, MO – Enterprise Center
11/02 Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
11/04 St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
11/05 Chicago, IL – United Center
11/07 Denver, CO – Ball Arena
11/09 Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena
11/11 Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
11/12 Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
11/13 Portland, OR – Moda Center
11/15 San Francisco, CA – Chase Center
11/16 Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
11/18 Phoenix, AZ – Footprint Center
11/19 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl

Smashing Pumpkins will be celebrating the tour announcement during a ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood, CA later today (May 11). That event will find the group cementing their handprints in “The Forecourt of the Stars.” In other news, the group will also be performing on tomorrow’s (May 12) episode of “The Late Late Show With James Corden.”

Smashing Pumpkins Finish New Album

During a recent interview with Anne Erickson of Audio Ink Radio, Smashing Pumpkins guitarist Jeff Schroeder revealed that the band have finished their new album. As previously reported, the conceptual effort will be a 33-track follow-up to “Melon Collie And The Infinite Sadness” and “Machina/The Machines Of God.“

Schroeder said the following while discussing the group’s upcoming tour:

“This is our first extended tour in such a long time, so (we’re) really excited about that. I’ve been working on the set at home, and there are going to be a lot of good surprises for the fans out there for that. I think the approach to this tour is- we’re calling it Rock Invasion 2, which I can’t remember when the first one was, somewhere in the early-’90s. It’s going to be, basically, I think our reaction is very similar to yours, Anne, like, ‘Where are the guitars? Come to our show, and you’ll find the guitars!’ We’re going to be rocking hard. I can’t say too much, but we’re going to have some pretty exciting announcements at some point during the tour, as well, pertaining to the rest of the year, so it’s a really exciting time for us. I’m just excited to be doing what I do, which is play guitar and perform.”

He also added the following when asked about new music:

“Yeah, we do. So, that’s why I said I think there will be some announcements soon in regards to things like that and stuff. Nothing I can give details on quite yet, but yeah, we finished that big, epic album we were working on.”

The Smashing Pumpkins Announce U.S. Tour With Bones UK

The Smashing Pumpkins have announced a U.S. tour with Bones UK. Here’s the dates:

05/02 San Antonio, TX – Tech Port Arena (no Bones UK)
05/13 Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl
05/15 Tucson, AZ – Anselmo Valencia Tori Amphitheatre
05/17 Oklahoma City, OK – The Zoo Amphitheatre
05/18 Camdenton, MO – Ozarks Amphitheater
05/20 New Orleans, LA – Champions Square
05/21 Birmingham, AL – Avondale Brewing Co.
05/24 Portsmouth, VA – Atlantic Union Bank Pavilion
05/25 Greensboro, NC – White Oak Amphitheatre
05/27 Newport, KY – PromoWest Pavilion at OVATION
05/28 Columbus, OH – KEMBA Live!

Smashing Pumpkins Joined Onstage By Michael Angelo Batio During Riot Fest Set

During Smashing Pumpkins’ September 17 set at Riot Fest in Chicago, IL, the band were joined onstage by Michael Angelo Batio for a performance of “United States.” You can see fan-filmed footage of that below:

Smashing Pumpkins Are “About Halfway Through” With Their 33-Song “Melon Collie And The Infinite Sadness”/“Machina“ Sequel

During a recent interview with Anne Erickson of Audio Ink Radio, Smashing Pumpkins guitarist Jeff Schroeder offered an update on the band’s conceptual follow-up to “Melon Collie And The Infinite Sadness” and “Machina/The Machines Of God.“ According to him, the band are “about halfway through” with the 33-track effort.

Schroeder said the following:

“We’re about halfway through working on another big album, which is, basically, I guess, a sequel to ‘Mellon Collie’ and ‘Machina’, so it’s the third in a trilogy — more of a concept-based album. And this one is 33 songs. We’ve been working for a long — almost, basically, the whole year on it. But we’re in the middle of real tracking and stuff right now. James [Iha] and I are working out here in L.A. Drums are basically done, so Jimmy’s [Chamberlin] done his part. But Billy [Corgan] is working in Chicago, and I’m out here in L.A., and James is in L.A., so we’re plowing through it. That’ll probably take most of the rest of the year, ’cause it’s a big, sprawling thing.

It’s been very challenging to work on a piece that big, because even for me as a guitar player, usually you’re always kind of working on things and you have a bunch of ideas to try on these new tracks. And then, after four songs, you’re like, ‘Okay, I’ve gotta come up with some other stuff.’ So, then you work hard and get through the first 11 songs, and you’re. like, ‘Oh, wait a second. That’s only the first act. I’ve got two more acts to go!’ [Laughs]

So, you’ve really gotta dig in deep. You’ve gotta dig deep in to your soul to find out what is in there. What’s this song calling for? How can I listen to this song differently than I listened to the last one? And it really pushes you artistically. Some days it’s hard, and we fail. I fail. And then you come back the next day and try again, and it’s rewarding when you go, ‘Wow, yesterday sucked, and today is actually quite good on the same song.’ So it can be fun.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Smashing Pumpkins To Celebrate 30th Anniversary Of “Gish” With Livestreamed Listening Party

Smashing Pumpkins will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of “Gish” with a livestreamed vinyl listening party at Madame Zuzu’s in Highland Park, IL on May 29. The virtual event will also include a Q&A with Billy Corgan and Jimmy Chamberlin. Furthermore, fans will have chance to hear some unreleased music during the stream. Tickets will be available on Friday (May 28) and a portion of the proceeds will go towards the PAWS no-kill animal shelter in Chicago, IL. In addition to the listening party, the band will also have new merch, a private “Gish” exhibit, and a new “Soul Head” beer at Madame Zuzu’s as well. On top of that, fans can also share their “Gish” memories HERE, take part in a digital scavenger hunt on the group’s social media accounts, and download a coloring sheet that young fans can color and submit for a “Gish Coloring Contest.”

Smashing Pumpkins Begin Tracking 33-Song “Melon Collie And The Infinite Sadness”/“Machina“ Sequel

Smashing Pumpkins have officially started the recording process for their conceptual follow-up to “Melon Collie And The Infinite Sadness” and “Machina/The Machines Of God.“ As Billy Corgan previously said, the effort will be a 33-track rock opera. The group commented:

“Starting new SP album today, the 33 song sequel to MCIS and Machina. Songs are written, lyrics too…so now it’s just record-record-record.”