Smashing Pumpkins Announce Spring “Rock Invasion 2” Dates

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.

Tour Dates:

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 Added To Select Dates Of Guns N’ Roses’ Summer North American Tour

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

Smashing Pumpkins Planning To Release New Double Album This Year

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.”

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