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Smashing Pumpkins Announce Reunion Tour. Sort Of.

Billy Corgan and Smashing Pumpkins perform at The Warfield in san Francisco. Photo by Clay Lancaster.

After many cryptic (and some not-so) hints on Instagram feeds, Smashing Pumpkins have announced a reunion tour, of sorts, for 2018 titled “Shiny and Oh So Bright”. In the 25th anniversary celebration of their breakout album Siamese Dream, three of the four original members will be back on stage together for the first time in 18+ years: Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin, and James Iha (currently with A Perfect Circle). Notable absent is original bassist D’arcy Wretzky, who has been involved in some media drama recently with singer Corgan about (not) being invited to play on this tour.

Longtime Pumpkins guitarist Jeff Schroeder will also be joining, having supported Corgan as a member of Smashing Pumpkins since their reformation in 2007. It is not certain who will take bass duties, although Wretzky has stated in a recent interview that the position has been given to Jack Bates.

Below is the Siamese Dream-inspired promo video for the tour (starring the same girls that graced the 1993 album over), as well as current tour dates:

Smashing Pumpkins Tour Dates
July 12 – Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena
July 14 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Arena
July 16 – Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center
July 17 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
July 18 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
July 20 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
July 21 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
July 22 – Atlanta, GA @ Infinite Energy Aerna
July 24 – Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
July 25 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
July 27 – Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena
July 28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
July 29 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
July 31 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
August 1 – New York City, NY @ Madison Square Garden
August 4 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
August 5 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
August 7 – Montreal, QC @ Centre Bell
August 8 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
August 11 – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
August 13 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
August 16 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
August 17 – Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
August 19 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
August 20 – Omaha, NE @ CenturyLink Center
August 21 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford Premier Center
August 24 – Seattle, WA @ Key Arena
August 25 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
August 27 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
August 28 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
August 30 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
September 1 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
September 2 – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
September 4 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
September 5 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
September 7 – Boise, ID @ Ford Idaho Center

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