The Smashing Pumpkins Announce North American Headlining Tour

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The Press Release:
The Smashing Pumpkins today announced their North American arena tour with special guests Jane’s Addiction. Produced by Live Nation, the 32-date SPIRITS ON FIRE TOUR will commence on October 2 in Dallas, TX and will conclude on November 19 in Los Angeles, CA at the Hollywood Bowl. Both bands revealed the exciting news live this morning exclusively on SiriusXM’s The Howard Stern Show. Pre-sales begin on Thursday, May 12 from 10am local. General on-sale begins Friday, May 13 at 10am local. For tickets and more details, go to https://smashingpumpkins.com/tour

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Tomorrow night, in support of The Smashing Pumpkins tour announcement, the GRAMMY® Award-winning, critically acclaimed band will be performing and talking on CBS’ The Late Late Show with James Corden. Later today, The Smashing Pumpkins will appear at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood for a commemorative ceremony in celebration of their tour announcement. Each band-member will add their handprints in cement, joining a long list of global treasures before them.

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Photo Credit Paul Elledge

When The Smashing Pumpkins first emerged out of Chicago in 1988, the world had never heard a band quite like them. They spun together rock, pop, shoe-gaze, metal, goth, psychedelia, and electronic into a kaleidoscope of saccharine melodies, fuzzy distortion, bombastic orchestration, incendiary fretwork, eloquent songcraft, and unshakable hooks. Upon their formation, their sound was different, iconoclastic, and wholly new—and it still is today. As a result, they’ve sold over 30 million albums worldwide and collected two GRAMMY® Awards, two MTV VMAs, and an American Music Award. Their catalog is highlighted by the platinum Gish [1991], the quadruple-platinum Siamese Dream [1993], diamond-certified Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness [1995], platinum Adore [1998], and gold Machina/The Machines of God [2000]. In 2018, they embarked on one of their most successful tours ever, the Shiny and Oh So Bright Tour, followed by SHINY AND OH SO BRIGHT, VOL. 1 / LP: NO PAST. NO FUTURE. NO SUN. Meanwhile, 2020 saw the release of the band’s eleventh full-length and latest double album, CYR. As prolific as ever, The Smashing Pumpkins confirmed they will release more music in 2022 as they resume touring. More details to come.

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:
10/02 – American Airlines Center – Dallas, TX**
10/03 – Toyota Center – Houston, TX**
10/05 – Moody Center – Austin, TX**
10/07 – Amalie Arena – Tampa, FL**
10/08 – Hard Rock Casino – Hollywood, FL**
10/10 – Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN**
10/11 – State Farm Arena – Atlanta, GA**
10/13 – Mohegan Sun – Uncasville, CT**
10/14 – UBS Arena – Belmont Park, NY**
10/16 – TD Garden – Boston, MA**
10/18 – Capital One Arena – Washington, DC**
10/19 – Madison Square Garden – New York City, NY**
10/21 – Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA**
10/22 – PPG Paints Arena – Pittsburgh, PA*^
10/24 – Scotiabank Arena – Toronto, ON**
10/26 – Bell Centre – Montreal, QC**
10/27 – Centre Videotron – Quebec City, QC**
10/29 – Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse – Cleveland, OH*^
10/30 – Fiserv Forum – Milwaukee, WI**
11/01 – Enterprise Center – St. Louis, MO**
11/02 – Little Caesars Arena – Detroit, MI**
11/04 – Xcel Energy Center – St. Paul, MN**
11/05 – United Center – Chicago, IL**
11/07 – Ball Arena – Denver, CO**
11/09 – Spokane Arena – Spokane, WA**
11/11 – Rogers Arena – Vancouver, BC**
11/12 – Climate Pledge Arena – Seattle, WA**
11/13 – Moda Center – Portland, OR**
11/15 – Chase Center – San Francisco, CA**
11/16 – Honda Center – Anaheim, CA**
11/18 – Footprint Center – Phoenix, AZ**
11/19 – Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, CA**
** with guests Jane’s Addiction + opener Poppy
*^ with guests Jane’s Addiction + opener Meg Myers

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: This is exciting and usually the kind of tour announcement we see happening on Mondays as that’s generally a big touring broadcast day. So believe it or not I have never ever seen the Smashing Pumpkins live in concert despite having listened to them since the “Gish” album. I’ve seen Jane’s Addiction a few times but never Meg Myers so I’d be surely interested in catching this tour when it hits New York City at our famed Madison Square Garden. Closing up I wonder what you readers think about this one. The interested can leave a topical comment down below in the comments section. See you next time and please keep staying safe out there.

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