The Smashing Pumpkins‘ big announcement is here — a tour celebrating their first five albums.
Dubbed “Shiny And Oh So Bright” and coinciding with the 30th anniversary of their formation, the tour features the Chicago band’s original lineup minus bassist D’arcy Wretzky.
Joining OG Pumpkins members Billy Corgan, James Iha, and Jimmy Chamberlin will be frequent collaborator Jeff Schroeder, and the tour will focus on the band’s early years to 2000, shining a spotlight on debut album Gish, breakout record Siamese Dream, and Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, Adore, and Machina/The Machines of God.
The good news is that we’re getting a Boston show, July 31 at TD Garden, and tickets go on sale February 23 at 10 a.m. local time. All dates after the video.
Earlier this week, a rep from the band splashed water on rumors that this Pumpkins run would feature all four original members.
“In reuniting The Smashing Pumpkins, the band’s dedication remains to its fans and its music,” read a statement released by the group. “To that, James Iha, Jimmy Chamberlin, and William Corgan haven’t played a show with D’arcy Wretzky for over 18 years. But it’s not for a lack of trying. For despite reports, Ms. Wretzky has repeatedly been invited out to play with the group, participate in demo sessions, or at the very least, meet face-to-face, and in each and every instance she always deferred. We wish her all the best, and look forward to reconnecting with you all very soon.”
Watch the “Shiny And Oh So Bright” tour announcement video below. Featured image via the Pumpkins’ Facebook page.
Smashing Pumpkins 2018 North American Tour Dates
July 12: Glendale, AZ Gila River Arena
July 14: Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Arena
July 16: Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
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 01: New York City, NY Madison Square Garden
August 04: Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints Arena
August 05: Detroit, MI Little Caesars Arena
August 07: Montreal Centre Bell
August 08: Toronto 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 01: San Diego, CA Viejas Arena
September 02: Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile Arena
September 04: Salt Lake City, UT Vivint Smart Home Arena
September 05: Denver, CO Pepsi Center
September 07: Boise, ID Ford Idaho Center