THE SMASHING PUMPKINS–singer/guitarist BILLY CORGAN, guitarist JEFF SCHROEDER, drummer MIKE BYRNE and bassist NICOLE FIORENTINO—will embark on a U.S. tour launching October 10 in Seattle, WA.
Look for the band to perform their critically acclaimed album OCEANIA in full and for the second half of the show they’ll play classics and deep cuts from their body of work. The PUMPKINS will be backed by visuals prepared by Sean Evans, whose most recent project was assisting Roger Waters on the newest staging of “The Wall.” THE PUMPKINS will be using new technology in video-mapping to create something new and previously unseen.
Citi® cardmembers will have access to presale tickets for these shows starting August 27th 2012 through Citi’s Private Pass® Program. For complete presale details, visit www.citiprivatepass.com. General sales information will be announced in each tour market.
A limited amount of VIP Packages will be made available giving fans access to an amazing, exclusive opportunities. In addition to a premium ticket or GA ticket with elevated viewing access, some packages include a 3-song Backstage Performance with the band including a Q&A, an autographed limited edition tour poster, an on-site VIP Concierge, a copy of the new CD OCEANIA, and exclusive merchandise. Visit http://www.smashingpumpkins.com/ or http://www.citiprivatepass.com/ for more information on these VIP Packages.
The PUMPKINS’ confirmed U.S. tour markets are below. More to follow soon:
San Francisco, CA
San Diego, CA
Los Angeles, CA
St Louis, MO
Meanwhile, the PUMPKINS will perform “The Celestials” from OCEANIA Thursday, August 23 on the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” their first national television performance since the album’s release.
OCEANIA (Martha’s Music/EMI Label Services/Caroline Distribution) was created by the band at Corgan’s private studio in Chicago as a true album experience for listeners to fully immerse themselves in. The powerful 13-song collection was produced by Corgan and Bjorn Thorsrud and mixed by David Bottrill. It entered the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at #4 and earned the #1 spot on the Independent Albums Chart this past June.
- USA Today said Corgan’s “creative engines are roaring with an intensity and creative pluck unmatched since his mid-’90s classics” (6/19/12).
- Los Angeles Times said it is “the best thing the Pumpkins have done since the ‘90s” (6/19/12).
- Chicago Tribune called it “Corgan’s best work since the ‘90s” (6/15/12).
The PUMPKINS are coming off a successful tour of Australia, New Zealand and South Korea that ran from July 26-August 14.