Smashing Pumpking Reunite (Sans D’Arcy) #shocking

After months of anticipation — and a week of internet wars with original bassist D’arcy Wretzky — the Smashing Pumpkins confirmed that they are reuniting for a 36-date  nostalgia tour that includes a stop at Viejas Arena in San Diego on September 1st.

Some 30 years ago, as The Smashing Pumpkins, James Iha and I began a musical journey in the cramped rear bedroom of my Father’s house

“Some 30 years ago, as The Smashing Pumpkins, James Iha and I began a musical journey in the cramped rear bedroom of my Father’s house. And so it’s magic to me that we’re able to coalesce once more around the incredible Jimmy Chamberlin, to celebrate those songs we’ve made together,” said Corgan in a statement, adding: “This show and staging will be unlike any we’ve ever done, and will feature a set unlike any we’ve ever played. For if this is a chance at a new beginning, we plan on ushering it in with a real bang.”

Billed as the “Shiny And Oh So Bright” Tour, the semi-original lineup — Billy Corgan, James Iha, Jimmy Chamberlin (with Jeff Schroeder,) will only perform songs from their first five albums: Gish, Siamese Dream, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, Adore, and Machina/The Machines of God.

Tickets available Friday Feb 23rd beginning at 10AM local.

Tour dates:

Jul. 12 – Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena
Jul. 14 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Arena
Jul. 16 – Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center
Jul. 17 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
Jul. 18 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
Jul. 20 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
Jul. 21 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
Jul. 22 – Atlanta, GA @ Infinite Energy Arena
Jul. 24 – Miami, FL @ AmericanAirlines Arena
Jul. 25 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
Jul. 27 – Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena
Jul. 28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
Jul. 29 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
Jul. 31 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
Aug. 01 – New York City, NY @ Madison Square Garden
Aug. 04 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
Aug. 05 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
Aug. 07 – Montreal, QC @ Centre Bell
Aug. 08 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
Aug. 11 – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
Aug. 13 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
Aug. 16 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
Aug. 17 – Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Aug. 19 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
Aug. 20 – Omaha, NE @ CenturyLink Center
Aug. 21 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford Premier Center
Aug. 24 – Seattle, WA @ KeyArena
Aug. 25 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
Aug. 27 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
Aug. 28 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
Aug. 30 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
Sep. 01 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
Sep. 02 – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
Sep. 04 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
Sep. 05 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
Sep. 07 – Boise, ID @ Ford Idaho Center



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