Smashing Pumpkins Ex-Bassist Returns At Chicago Show


Sierra Swan was a touring bassist for The Smashing Pumpkins around 2015 and 2016. She recently took to her Twitter account and revealed a poster of a special show with the band. This is a benefit show for the shooting in Highland Park, Illinois during a Fourth of July parade. It had left seven people dead and 46 others wounded, became a tragedy that the entire nation felt.

Of course, Together and Together Again isn’t just a live-streamed event for a good cause. The July 27 concert is also a multi-genre, two-hour experience unlike any other show that will be performed this year. The event — which is free to stream on The Smashing Pumpkins’ YouTube channel, although donations and purchases of the merchandise featuring artwork by Gary Baseman are obviously encouraged — doesn’t just feature Corgan, but also his Smashing Pumpkins bandmate (and neighbor) Jimmy Chamberlin, Perry Farrell, Bob Moses, Jazz saxophonist Frank Catalano, Lincoln Trio, and more.

Sierra Swan reveals poster for the show

Taking to Twitter, she wrote:

“I will be playing bass for the

for this very special event! Tune in many fantastic artists performing!”

It was noted that the show is for a benefit for the Highland Park Community Foundation July 4th Victims Response Fund with Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin and Special guest. It will take place on July 27 and the show will start at 8PM CST.

Check it out below:

Swan had released an EP entitled Coward, available on iTunes only, in 2007. She has subsequently released songs via her Web site or via MySpace. Her albums are available on iTunes. Swan has also toured and collaborated with Dave Stewart, Ringo Starr, and Frank Black. In 2014 she released Good Soldier on February 25th which was produced by Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins. She had also played with The Smashing Pumpkins on their 2016 in Plainsong tour, singing and playing various instruments.

“When you go through this, it’s like you don’t want to walk past where this happened,” Corgan told SPIN over Zoom. “I mean, we were there last night eating ice cream literally right beneath where the shooter was. We’re there all the time, and we have to reclaim our space in the community.”