Smashing Pumpkins will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of “Melon Collie And The Infinite Sadness” by releasing a conceptual follow-up to that album and “Machina.“ The group are also planning to head out on a worldwide arena tour in 2021. Furthermore, Billy Corgan and Jimmy Chamberlain will be taking part in a live Q&A with moderator Daniel P. Carter tomorrow (October 23) at 10:00am PDT / 1:00 PM EDT. You can register for that HERE and purchase “Melon Collie And The Infinite Sadness” 25th anniversary merch from HUF Worldwide.
Smashing Pumpkins have premiered two new songs, “Anno Satana” and “Birch Grove.” Both tracks are from the band’s new double album “Cyr,” which will be released on November 27. With this news, the group have also shared the third episode of their five-part animated series “In Ashes.“ The latest episode is titled “I’m In Love With Your God” and it features “Anno Satana.”
Smashing Pumpkins have premiered two new songs, “Wrath” and “Confessions Of A Dopamine Addict.” Both tracks are from the band’s new double album “Cyr,” which will be released on November 27. With this news, the group have also shared the first two episodes of their five-part animated series “In Ashes.“ Episode one features “The Colour Of Love,” while episode two features “Confessions Of A Dopamine Addict.”
Smashing Pumpkins will be releasing a new double album titled “Cyr” on November 27. Pre-orders for that effort can be found HERE. Billy Corgan commented:
“‘Cyr’ is dystopic folly, one soul against the world sort of stuff, set against a backdrop of shifting loyalties and sped up time. To me it stands as both hopeful and dismissive of what is and isn’t possible with faith.”
“Cyr” Track Listing:
01. “The Color Of Love”
02. “Confessions Of A Dopamine Addict”
04. “Dulcet In E”
07. “Anno Satana”
08. “Birch Grove”
11. “Purple Blood”
12. “Save Your Tears”
14. “Black Forest, Black Hills”
17. “The Hidden Sun”
19. “Tyger, Tyger”
If you missed them, you can find the album’s first two singles, “Cyr” and “The Color Of Love,” HERE. In other news, Smashing Pumpkins have also announced a new five-part animated series titled “In Ashes.” The first two episodes, “As The Crow Flies” and “Inspirations, Aspirations,” will be released on September 25. For now, you can find a trailer for the series below:
Smashing Pumpkins have premiered two new songs, “Cyr” and “The Colour Of Love.” Both tracks are expected to appear on the band’s upcoming album, which will be released through Sumerian Records. You can find an official video for “Cyr” and a stream of “The Colour Of Love” below. Billy Corgan said the following about “Cyr”:
“‘Cyr’ is dystopic folly. One soul against the world sort of stuff, set against a backdrop of shifting loyalties and sped up time. To me it stands as both hopeful and dismissive of what is and isn’t possible with faith.”
Smashing Pumpkins have launched five different countdowns on their official website. The first timer will end on August 27 at 9:00 p.m. PDT. At that point, the rest of the clocks will follow every 21 days. It is unknown what the band are teasing, but some have assumed that they may be planning to release new pieces of music or reissues every time a countdown hits zero.
Smashing Pumpkins have cancelled their “Rock Invasion 2” tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. The band issued the following statement:
“It is with heavy hearts that we must announce The Smashing Pumpkins Rock Invasion 2 tour will no longer be taking place. Though this decision did not come easily, it is our top priority to maintain the safety and health of our fans, crew, and venue staff. Tickets will automatically be refunded at point of purchase. Thank you for understanding. 🖤”
Smashing Pumpkins will be hitting the road on a short “Rock Invasion 2” tour this spring. You can find the dates for that run below.
04/23 Louisville, KY – The Louisville Palace
04/25 Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
04/26 Indianapolis, IN – Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
04/28 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
04/29 East Moline, IL – The Rust Belt
05/01 Memphis, TN – Beale Street Music Festival
05/02 Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees Music Festival
05/03 Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Live
05/05 North Charleston, SC – North Charleston Performing Arts Center
05/06 Columbia, SC – Township Auditorium
05/08 Greensboro, NC – Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts
Billy Corgan commented:
“It’s been a good while since we’ve played a straight up, bare-knuckle rock and roll show; one that avoids little in the way of raw power. So note: this tour won’t be for those faint of heart, and will certainly echo the dynamic modes in which we built our live reputation.”
Smashing Pumpkins have been added to select dates of Guns N’ Roses’ summer North American tour. The two acts will share the stage at the following shows:
07/08 Philadelphia, PA – Citizens Bank Park
07/11 Detroit, MI – Comerica Park
07/13 Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre
07/16 Washington, DC – Nationals Park
07/18 East Rutherford, NJ – Metlife Stadium
07/21 Boston, MA – Fenway Park
During a recent interview with Tennessean, Billy Corgan offered an update on the new Smashing Pumpkins album. The singer said the band currently have 21 songs set to appear on the effort and that it will be released as a double record this year.
Corgan said the following:
“When we got back together with James, we went in with Rick Rubin and did eight songs. It was put out as a formal album, but I said at the time — and I did mean it — in my eyes, it wasn’t an album. We didn’t approach it like we’ve approached every other album we’d ever done, which is more like making a movie.
In many ways, this is the first real album [since the reunion] where we’ve hunkered down and made a classic, ‘Let’s throw it all at the wall and see what happens’ type of Pumpkins record. I’ve been working on it for over a year. It currently is at 21 songs, and we’re going to release it as a double this year.
This is the first album since the album that came out in 2000, ‘Machina’, where me, James and Jimmy worked on something for a very long time. It’s got a greater conceptual base, and it’s probably a wider swath of music. The last one was kind of like, ‘Let’s just jump in, record some stuff real fast, and let it be what it is,’ … so I’m excited about this, because we’re kind of back in the lane of taking a risk, and trying to bring something new to the table, as opposed to just aping what we’re known for.”