Smashing Pumpkins unveil spring, summer dates
The Smashing Pumpkins will spend the spring and summer touring the world in continued support of last year's "Oceania."
The iconic alt-rockers, currently comprised of singer/guitarist Billy Corgan, guitarist Jeff Schroeder, drummer Mike Byrne and bassist Nicole Fiorentino, will begin the road trip with a Mexico festival appearance later this month before kicking off the North American portion April 29 in Melbourne, FL.
The North American trek encompasses 10 festival and amphitheater stops across the eastern U.S., after which the band heads across the pond for a month-long European stretch. The current itinerary wraps up with a two-night stand in Osaka, Japan.
Tickets for the tour are available at the group's website.
The Smashing Pumpkins will perform work from their latest effort, "Oceania," as well as classic songs from their 20-year discography. The music will be accompanied by video and new projection technology from visual artist Sean Evans, who also worked on Roger Waters' "The Wall" tour.
The Pumpkins released "Oceania," their ninth studio album, last June via EMI and Martha's Music. The 13-song set, which was recorded at Corgan's own Chicago studio, debuted at No. 4 on The Billboard 200 and at the top of the magazine's Independent Albums chart.
23 - Papantla de Olarte, Mexico - Cumbre Tajin
29 - Melbourne, FL - King Center for the Performing Arts
2 - St. Augustine, FL - St. Augustine Amphitheater
3 - Tampa, FL - Funshine Music Festival
5 - Memphis, TN - Beale Street Music Festival
7 - Raleigh, NC - Red Hat Amphitheater
8 - Charlotte, NC - Time Warner Amphitheater
10 - Atlanta, GA - Chastain Amphitheater
11 - Gulfport, MS - Gulfport Music Festival
14 - Dallas, TX - Palladium Ballroom
18 - Columbus, OH - Rock on the Range
20 - Cologne, Germany - Live Music Hall
24, 25 - Paris, France - Zenith
27 - Barcelona, Spain - Razzmatazz
28 - Vitoria, Spain - Azkena Rock Festival
1 - Manchester, United Kingdom - Manchester Academy
2 - Glasgow, United Kingdom - O2 Academy Glasgow
4 - Lille, France - Zenith Arena
5 - Belfort, France - Les Eurockeennes de Belfort
6 - Herouville, France - Chateau de Beauregard
9 - Luxembourg, Luxembourg - Rockhal
10 - Vienna, Austria - Open Air
14 - Rome, Italy - Rock in Roma
16 - Vienne, France - Theatre Antique de Vienne
17 - Carcassonne, France - Theatre Jean-Deschamps
18 - Gaia, Portugal - Mares Vivas Festival
20 - Bern, Switzerland - Gurtenfestival
21 - Dour, Belgium - Dour Festival
22 - London, United Kingdom - Wembley Arena
10, 11 - Osaka, Japan - Summer Sonic