Smashing Pumpkins reunite for North American tour


News / 15 Feb 2018 / by Scott Munro Original Smashing Pumpkins members Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin and James Iha reunite for North American tour Smashing Pumpkins have confirmed that original members Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin and James Iha have reunited for a North American tour. A reunion has been touted for some time, with both vocalist and guitarist Corgan and drummer Chamberlin reporting last year that they were open to the idea. Then, last month, Corgan published a photograph showing the trio in the studio. As expected, there’s no room for original bassist D’arcy Wretzky on what is billed as the Shiny And Oh So Bright 2018 Tour, with a war of words between her and the Pumpkins’ camp emerging over the course of the last week. Bass duties will be handed by Jeff Schroeder. Corgan says: “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.” Tickets will go on sale from Friday, February 23 via LiveNation. Find a full list of tour dates below. Smashing Pumpkins 2018 Tour Dates Jul 12: Glendale Gila River Arena, AZJul 14: Oklahoma City Chesapeake Energy Arena, OKJul 16: Austin Frank Erwin Center, TXJul 17: Houston Toyota Center, TXJul 18: Dallas American Airlines Center, TXJul 20: Nashville Bridgestone Arena, TNJul 21: Louisville KFC Yum! Center, KYJul 22: Atlanta Infinite Energy Aerna, GAJul 24: Miami American Airlines Arena, FLJul 25: Tampa Amalie Arena, FLJul 27: Baltimore Royal Farms Arena, MDJul 28: Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center, PAJul 29: Uncasville Mohegan Sun Arena, CTJul 31: Boston TD Garden, MAAug 01: New York Madison Square Garden, NYAug 04: Pittsburgh PPG Paints Arena, PAAug 05: Detroit Little Caesars Arena, MIAug 07: Montreal Centre Bell, QCAug 08: Toronto Air Canada Centre, ONAug 11: Columbus Schottenstein Center, OHAug 13: Chicago United Center, ILAug 16: Kansas City Sprint Center, MOAug 17: Indianapolis Bankers Life Fieldhouse, INAug 19: St. Paul Xcel Energy Center, MNAug 20: Omaha CenturyLink Center, NEAug 21: Sioux Falls Denny Sanford Premier Center, SDAug 24: Seattle Key Arena, WAAug 25: Portland Moda Center, ORAug 27: Oakland Oracle Arena, CAAug 28: Sacramento Golden 1 Center, CAAug 30: Los Angeles The Forum, CASep 01: San Diego Viejas Arena, CASep 02: Las Vegas T-Mobile Arena, NVSep 04: Salt Lake City Vivint Smart Home Arena, UTSep 05: Denver Pepsi Center, COSep 07: Boise Ford Idaho Center, ID

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