Watch Smashing Pumpkins Debut Reunion Performance On The Tonight Show


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The Smashing Pumpkins debuted their new lineup featuring Billy Corgan, James Iha, Jimmy Chamberlin, and Jeff Schroeder on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday. They debuted their new single “Solara” live, with James Iha playing most lead guitar parts. The Pumpkins will appear on The Howard Stern Show on Tuesday morning. They also played “Zero.”

Los Angeles, CA – May 29, 2018 – Due to overwhelming demand for a second New York area show, GRAMMY® Award-winning, acclaimed alternative rock pioneers, The Smashing Pumpkins today announced a special 30th anniversary performance at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ on August 2, 2018. Fans can expect special guests, a career-spanning set list, never before seen production, and more surprises from this momentous performance under the stars. Indie rock band Metric will provide support.

Tickets for the show will go on sale to the general public starting this Friday June 1, 2018 at 10:00am local time and be available at,, and via the Live Nation App. Additional special 30th anniversary shows are expected to be announced in the coming months.

Citi® is the official presale credit card of the 30th Anniversary Show at PNC Bank Pavilion. As such, Citi® cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Wed, May 30th at 10:00am local time until Thu, May 31st at 10:00pm local time before tickets go on-sale to the public on Fri, June 1st at 10am local time through Citi’s Private Pass® program. For complete presale details visit

This July, The Smashing Pumpkins will embark on the Shiny And Oh So Bright North American arena tour. Produced by Live Nation, the tour is the band’s first in nearly 20 years to feature founding members Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin, and James Iha. Longtime Smashing Pumpkins guitarist Jeff Schroeder, bassist Jack Bates, and keyboardist Katie Cole will also take part, as the band moves to a three guitar lineup to better emulate the signature tones and textures of their albums. The Shiny And Oh So Bright Tour will kick off in Glendale, AZ on July 12, 2018 and visit arenas throughout the summer. Metric will support them on the tour.

Formed in Chicago, IL in 1988, The Smashing Pumpkins released their heralded debut album Gish in 1991 and found mainstream success with 1993’s 4x multi-platinum Siamese Dream and 1995’s 10x multi-platinum Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. With nine studio albums and over 30 million albums sold to date, the GRAMMY®, MTV VMA, and American Music Award winning band remains an influential force in alternative rock.

The Smashing Pumpkins are represented by Velvet Hammer Music and Management Group.

  • DanSwon

    Would have been so much cooler if D’Arcy was standing right there on the
    left, but this actually rocks. Surprisingly good sound for a live TV

    • Chris

      Did you listen to the Howard Stern interview with the Pumpkins? You cannot blame them for moving on without her. Read the article on this site about his reaction to her saying he has a brain tumor.

      • DanSwon

        lol I know all about this, and even spoke to D’Arcy about it. She was treated HORRIBLY. Billy kept changing his offer, she eventually realised she could not be involved and declined any part of it. They did not move on without her, she backed out after she couldn’t take any more of Billy’s bullying and manipulation. Please read up on it, there is a lot more about it on this site than you have read.

      • T. M.

        D’arcy said, Billy’s mother died of a brain tumor. It wasn’t meant just as a joke…

  • Mel Di Yorio

    we all want d’arcy!!!!! ❤

    • Matthew Beier

      she had a shot. sounds like she blew it.

  • Stone Gossardish

    I wonder if they’re going to fill more than half of most arenas. It will be interesting

    • Kay B

      20$ says no.

      • Stone Gossardish

        I would tend to agree. Big cities are one thing, they should be solid there. but outside a top 5 or 10 market, I’m not sure they fill many.

        I like the idea of only going to bigger cities, playing multiple shows for those that want to travel. That’s not a knock on Smashing Pump, it would be the same if the whole band reunited and added on a few extra folks to play on stage, as they should’ve.

        I wonder if the member not going out has any thoughts on this topic.

  • John Scott

    That new song does nothing for me.