Radiohead To Compete With Smashing Pumpkins

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Radiohead have announced a summer 2018 North American tour, playing many of the same venues The Smashing Pumpkins will be playing on their ‘Shiny and Oh So Bright’ reunion tour just days apart. Who do you think will draw better crowds of 90’s alternative rock fans? Let us know in the comments section!

Billy Corgan told Antiquiet in 2012: “I can’t think of any people outside of Weird Al Yankovic who have both embraced and pissed on rock more than I have. Obviously there’s a level of reverence, but there’s also a level of intelligence to even know what to piss on.

Because I’m not pissing on Rainbow. I’m not pissing on Deep Purple. But I’ll piss on fucking Radiohead, because of all this pomposity. This value system that says Jonny Greenwood is more valuable than Ritchie Blackmore. Not in the world I grew up in.”

Corgan later gave high praise to Radiohead in a 2015 Entertainment Weekly interview. He said, “Radiohead was probably the last band that really did anything new with the guitar.”

Radiohead 2018 North American Tour Dates:

07/07 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
07/10 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
07/11 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
07/13 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
07/16 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
07/17 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
07/19 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
07/20 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
07/22 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
07/23 – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
07/25 – Cincinnati, OH @ US Bank Arena
07/26 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
07/28 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
07/29 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
07/31 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
08/01 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center

Smashing Pumpkins 2018 North American 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

  • Chris

    I’ll be going to both!!

  • William Hendricks

    I’ll go w/ the band that is performing multiple nights In multiple cities that has been selling out arenas for 20 years now

    • astrocreep7

      SP broke the cycle when the band ended in 2000. They should’ve been selling out arenas for 20 years also. You can never regain that momentum once you end it, especially with a different lineup. Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam, etc… They never stopped. People don’t have time to re-discover. There is no consistency. (I’ll still be at the SP show MSG)

  • I’m definitely not missing Radiohead this time around. Pumpkins not a big priority but I’d like to go, even though it’s NOT a real reunion & Billy is a dick. If anyone disagrees, I urge you to watch Radiohead’s Lollapalooza performance from 2016. These guys have somehow gotten better and sharper with age. Billy has just gotten fatter. Just my opinion.