Smashing Pumpkins Announce Reunion Tour

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As a music fan we have seen many bands come and go, but this time the Smashing Pumpkins are coming back together. Recently lead vocalist Billy Corgan announced on Instagram that him, James Iha, and Jimmy Chamberlin will have an extensive reunion tour with 34 stops in both the US and Canada.

The Smashing Pumpkins also implied that they might be recording a new album with the legendary music producer, Rick Rubin. Rubin has worked with many artists over the years including: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Slayer, Run DMC, Tom Petty, and many others.

This isn’t the first time that Corgan, Iha, and Chamberlin have reunited. The group has performed together many times, with the most recent one being in 2016. Corgan has hinted these past two years that a tour was in the works. This tour will be bittersweet. The sweet part is that three quarters of the original lineup will be apart of the show; and the bitter part is that former bassist D’arcy Wretzky will not be participating.

Wretzky has accused Corgan of leaving her out on purpose. In a lengthy interview with Alternative Nation, Wretzky claimed Corgan was “insufferable” and that the reason he was having this reunion tour was because he was “in a hole” due to his failed pro-wrestling venture. Corgan re-launched the National Wrestling Alliance last year, and prior to that was the senior producer of creative and talent development for Total Nonstop Action (TNA). Who would’ve thought this much drama would occur with such exciting news?

Smashing Pumpkins ‘Shiny And Oh So Bright Tour’ 2018 Dates:

July 12 — Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena
July 14 — Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Arena
July 16 — Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Arena
July 17 — Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
July 18 — Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
July 20 — Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
July 21 — Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
July 22 — Atlanta, GA @ Infinite Energy Arena
July 24 — Miami, FL @ AmericanAirlines Arena
July 25 — Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
July 27 — Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena
July 28 — Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
July 29 — Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
July 31 — Boston, MA @ TD Garden
August 1 — New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
August 4 — Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
August 5 — Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
August 7 — Montreal, QC @ Centre Bell
August 8 — Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
August 11 — Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
August 13 — Chicago, IL @ United Center
August 16 — Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
August 17 – Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
August 19 — St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
August 20 — Omaha, NE @ CenturyLink Center
August 21 — Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford Premier Center
August 24 — Seattle, WA @ KeyArena
August 25 — Portland, OR @ Moda Center
August 27 — Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
August 28 — Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
August 30 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
September 1 ­— San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
September 2 — Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
September 4 — Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
September 5 — Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
September 7 — Boise, ID @ Ford Idaho Center

Tickets for each event range from $29-125. All of the ‘Shiny And Oh So Bright Tour’ tickets go on sale this Friday (Feb. 23) at 10 a.m. local time. For more information visit www.ticketmaster.com

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