The Smashing Pumpkins Announce “Shiny And Oh So Bright” North American Tour

Though I didn’t happen to see them for myself, there were apparently several ice-cream trucks emblazoned with the logo of The Smashing Pumpkins parked around NYC and just a short while ago we learned why. Yes my friends, the band is hitting the road with three of its original members and you can check out the full press release and dates that hit our Music Media Command HQ in-box. Indulge.

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The Press Release:
GRAMMY® Award-winning, acclaimed alternative rock pioneers The Smashing Pumpkins today announced the Shiny And Oh So Bright Tour, their first tour in nearly 20 years to feature founding members Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin, and James Iha. Produced by Live Nation, the 36-city tour will kick off in Glendale, AZ on July 12, 2018 and visit North American arenas throughout the summer. Tickets for the Shiny And Oh So Bright Tour will go on sale to the general public starting next Friday, February 23 at 10:00am local time and be available at,, and via the Live Nation App.

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“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,” shared Corgan.

The band broke news of the tour this morning with a dramatic video featuring original Siamese Dream album cover stars Ali Laenger and LySandra Roberts. Watch the clip

The monumental Shiny And Oh So Bright Tour, which coincides with the 30th anniversary of the band’s formation, will highlight music from the group’s inception through 2000, and will exclusively feature material from their groundbreaking debut Gish through Siamese Dream, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, Adore, and Machina. Longtime Smashing Pumpkins guitarist Jeff Schroeder will also take part, as the band moves to a three guitar lineup to better emulate the signature tones and textures of their albums.

“This show and staging will be unlike any we’ve ever done, and will feature a set unlike any we’ve ever played. For if this is a chance at a new beginning, we plan on ushering it in with a real bang,” added Corgan.

Formed in Chicago, IL in 1988, The Smashing Pumpkins released their heralded debut album Gish in 1991 and found mainstream success with 1993’s 4x multi-platinum Siamese Dream and 1995’s 10x multi-platinum Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. With nine studio albums and over 30 million albums sold to date, the GRAMMY®, MTV VMA, and American Music Award winning band remains an influential force in alternative rock. The Smashing Pumpkins are represented by Velvet Hammer Music and Management Group.

The Tour Dates:
July 12, 2018: Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena
July 14, 2018: Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Arena
July 16, 2018: Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center
July 17, 2018: Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
July 18, 2018: Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
July 20, 2018: Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
July 21, 2018: Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
July 22, 2018: Atlanta, GA @ Infinite Energy Arena
July 24, 2018: Miami, FL @ AmericanAirlines Arena
July 25, 2018: Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
July 27, 2018: Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena
July 28, 2018: Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
July 29, 2018: Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
July 31, 2018: Boston, MA @ TD Garden
August 01, 2018: New York City, NY @ Madison Square Garden
August 04, 2018: Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
August 05, 2018: Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
August 07, 2018: Montreal @ Centre Bell
August 08, 2018: Toronto @ Air Canada Centre
August 11, 2018: Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
August 13, 2018: Chicago, IL @ United Center
August 16, 2018: Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
August 17, 2018: Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
August 19, 2018: St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
August 20, 2018: Omaha, NE @ CenturyLink Center
August 21, 2018: Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford Premier Center
August 24, 2018: Seattle, WA @ KeyArena
August 25, 2018: Portland, OR @ Moda Center
August 27, 2018: Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
August 28, 2018: Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
August 30, 2018: Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
September 01, 2018: San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
September 02, 2018: Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
September 04, 2018: Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
September 05, 2018: Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
September 07, 2018: Boise, ID @ Ford Idaho Center

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: When I think about my first exposure to The Smashing Pumpkins, I am pretty firm in the belief that it was my friend Joe who I knew from an internship I was on who first played me some of their music. It would have been around the time when “Gish” was still relatively a new release and while I was still a tried and true Metal Headbanger, I was enjoying the atmospheric and heady compositions that Corgan and Company were delivering. I remained a supporter of the band for several albums afterwards and by that time their popularity had skyrocketed and suddenly “everyone” had been fans for years. You know those types and likley talk to them each and every day. I did my part in sharing the musical education that Joe gave me about them with other circles of friends and even tried to jam a couple of tunes of their with ill-fated band projects that didn’t amount to anything despite the efforts. Oddly enough, I never managed to see the band in concert and that means I will be doing my damnedest to be on point for their regional appearance in my music metropolis. As this date coincides with family vacations I have to confirm my own schedule but wonder what you readers think about this one. You can let me know down in the comments section below. Keep up with the band via the links below and if you need some of their music in your collection still, the codes below will help you solve that dilemma. Until next time.

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