First Smashing Pumpkins Reunion Tour Dates Leak

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The Smashing Pumpkins reunion tour (titled the Shiny And Oh So Bright Tour) featuring original members Billy Corgan, James Iha, and Jimmy Chamberlin joined by guitarist Jeff Schroeder and bassist Jack Bates will feature dates at the United Center in Chicago, Madison Square Garden in New York, and The Forum in Los Angeles. The tour kicks off in July. The venues released a promo video recreating the “Today” music video, but has “Bullet With Butterfly Wings” playing under it.

The Pumpkins will also play in Quebec in August 2018. The show will take place at the Bell Center in Montreal on August 7, 2018. There is a show scheduled in Nashville, TN on July 20th at Bridgestone Arena.

Smashing Pumpkins members Billy Corgan, James Iha, and Jimmy Chamberlin released a statement in response to D’arcy Wretzky claiming she got screwed out of being part of the reunion on Monday.

“In reuniting The Smashing Pumpkins, the band’s dedication remains to its fans and its music. To that, James Iha, Jimmy Chamberlin, and William Corgan haven’t played a show with D’arcy Wretzky for over 18 years. But it’s not for a lack of trying.

For despite reports, Ms. Wretzky has repeatedly been invited out to play with the group, participate in demo sessions, or at the very least, meet face-to-face, and in each and every instance she always deferred. We wish her all the best, and look forward to reconnecting with you all very soon.”

  • Chris

    Come on Lollapalooza

  • Cody Devere

    Nobody cares about Billy’s cynical cashgrab

    • Corndog

      Really? What were the full results of your survey?

    • Dallas Drake

      Why do you even care? You comment negativity at every SP article here on AN.

  • Anonymous501

    I would of been all over it, had it been a reunion of the original band. I was already kind of meh by the time the Machina era of the pumpkins fizzled out. Even when I was asking friends if anyone would be interested in going of if was the original lineup, was met with “meh” by most people.

    Is there enough demand left for the Pumpkins to do an Arena tour? I suppose those are some pretty big markets…. still… I’m not sure how easy it’ll be for them to sell out Arenas.