The Smashing Pumpkins Featuring Original Members Announce First Tour Since 2000, Bassist Not Revealed

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.
By BP Staff ,

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 www.smashingpumpkins.com, LiveNation.com, and via the Live Nation App.

"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.

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.

Smashing Pumpkins 2018 North American 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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