Smashing Pumpkins take "Oceania" on North American trek
Alt-rockers Smashing Pumpkins will spend part of the fall on a major-market sweep across North America in support of their June release, "Oceania."
The iconic outfit, currently comprised of singer/guitarist Billy Corgan, guitarist Jeff Schroeder, drummer Mike Byrne and bassist Nicole Fiorentino, has a couple Mexican gigs slated for late September, followed by a handful of Canadian arena shows. The U.S. portion of performances begins Oct. 10 in Seattle, with another 13 stops planned, though dates and venues have not yet been released.
Tickets for the Canadian shows are available now via the group's website. Pre-sale tickets for the U.S. trek will be available to Citi cardmembers beginning Aug. 27, while general on-sales for each market will be announced soon, according to a press release.
The Smashing Pumpkins will perform their latest effort, "Oceania," in its entirety, followed by a set featuring 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.
"Oceania" hit retailers in June via EMI and Martha's Music, debuting at No. 4 on The Billboard 200 and at the top of the magazine's Independent Albums chart. The band recorded the 13-song collection in Corgan's own Chicago studio.
22 - Mexico City, Mexico - Arena Ciudad de Mexico
23 - Monterrey, Mexico - Arena Monterrey
2 - Winnipeg, Manitoba - MTS Center
4 - Calgary, Alberta - Scotiabank Saddledome
5 - Edmonton, Alberta - Rexall Place
7 - Vancouver, British Columbia - Rogers Arena
10 - Seattle, WA - TBA
25 - Toronto, Ontario - Air Canada Centre
28 - Montreal, Quebec - Bell Centre
Confirmed U.S. cities include
San Francisco, CA
San Diego, CA
Los Angeles, CA
St. Louis, MO