Smashing Pumpkins to Open Select Shows for Guns N Roses in 2020

Smashing Pumpkins will open for Guns N Roses at select shows for their highly anticipated 2020 North American tour. All dates are listed below and tickets go on sale to the general public for North American dates starting Friday, February 7 at 12 p.m. local time at the link below. The Pumpkins are at present recording their new album in Nashville for a late 2020 release. The new disc will be the follow-up to 2018’s Shiny And Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun., which was their first in over eighteen years to feature founding members Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin, and James Iha, along with longtime guitarist Jeff Schroeder. Corgan released his latest solo album, Cotillions, in November via his own Martha’s Music label. Like 2017’s Ogilala, the disc was issued under his full name, William Patrick Corgan.Continue reading

Smashing Pumpkins – Shiny And Oh So Bright, Vol. 1: No Past. No Future. No Sun.

To fans of a certain age, this is the album they have been waiting all year long for. If you were in Smashing Pumpkins’ camp over say Nirvana, or Pearl Jam, congrats you were a “grunge kid”. Not to describe the music in such banal terms, but pop culture is gonna pop, you know? In the mold of alt-rock giants like Sonic Youth, Billy Corgan’s brainchild never wanted to set limitations on the music, only that it reflects the entire kaleidoscope of sounds and emotions. Sure, band reunions are a dime a dozen today, but there is an undoubted mythos of Billy making a new album with both James Iha and Jimmy Chamberlain. With Corgan on bass over exiled D’arcy Wretsky (boo) and Jeff Schroeder contributing on guitar, it was unclear what kind of results to expect. Yet, this new era, the old-school band definitely had some tricks up their sleeves for Shiny And Oh So Bright, Vol. 1: No Past. No Future. No Sun. (Martha’s Music/Napalm Records). Continue reading

Watch The Billy Corgan Directed New Video For The Smashing Pumpkins New Single

After a series of special anniversary shows and a tour of the US, The Smashing Pumpkins previously announced their new album. Shiny And Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun. is due out on November 16 on Corgan’s own Martha’s Music under exclusive license to Napalm Records via a strategic worldwide partnership. Watch the new video for ‘Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)’, directed by Corgan and his longtime visual collaborator Linda Strawberry, the clip is a beautifully crafted riff on cult horror movie conventions. The video sees Corgan, James Iha, Jimmy Chamberlin and Jeff Schroeder challenged to spend the night in a haunted house by smarmy radio host Jackie Cherry, played by Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath. Continue reading

Smashing Pumpkins Announce New Album, New Single And Lyric Video

Smashing Pumpkins have surprise dropped a new single and lyric video for the track ‘Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)’. The band also just finished shooting a music video for ‘Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)’ with Billy Corgan as the director. The single comes from the forthcoming new Pumpkins album, their first in over 18 years with ¾ of the original lineup, Shiny And Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / Lp: No Past. No Future. No Sun. Whew! That’s a mouthful! The album will release from Corgan’s own label Martha’s Music, under exclusive license to Napalm Records via a strategic worldwide partnership. The LP is available for preorder starting today at the links below.

 

https://smarturl.it/SilverySometimes

Pre-order http://smashingpumpkins.com/

Shiny And Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / Lp: No Past. No Future. No Sun. track listing:

1. Knights of Malta

2. Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)

3. Travels

4. Solara

5. Alienation

6. Marchin’ On

7. With Sympathy

8. Seek And You Shall Destroy

Smashing Pumpkins are:

Billy Corgan, James Iha, Jimmy Chamberlin, with Jeff Schroeder.

The single ‘Solara’ released over the summer is not on the album but is available for purchase now from the band and all DSP’s. This fall, the band will perform in London, UK, and Bologna, IT, before returning to Chicago, IL for a special 30th-anniversary series performance for WKQX’s The Nights We Stole Christmas. Tickets for the band’s upcoming live dates are available now.

The Smashing Pumpkins 2018 Tour Dates

October 16, 2018 – London, UK – Wembley Arena (with Myrkur)

October 18, 2018- Bologna, IT – Unipol Arena (with Myrkur)

November 30, 2018 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom