Smashing Pumpkins Lower Prices For Reunion Tour Tickets

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Smashing Pumpkins ticket prices have been lowered for some Platinum tickets which are right up near the front on the Shiny and Oh So Bright tour. A member of The Smashing Pumpkins Reddit shared the news. There has been a very positive response to the tour so far, you can view a couple of short fan Reddit reviews from the Dallas show below, followed by video of the Pumpkins’ full performance in Austin.

boxcar_182 posted:

Just a heads up: They lowered the price of some of the Platinum tickets to regular price for some of the shows. If you call Ticketmaster you can exchange your tickets. I was able to get floor seats row 2 for the toronto show for only an extra $20 exchange fee!!

here’s the link with information on how to exchange tickets and what number to call (check your shows seat map on ticketmaster before you call to see if any regular priced platinum seats are available) https://www.ticketmaster.com/h/exchangesupgrades.html

MicroByte posted:

Dallas show was amazing!!!! 

Nothing more to say, 3+ hours auditory bliss! For those with upcoming shows, you are on for an amazing show. To make it more amazing, our tickets go upgraded to amazing seats so there might be hope for those with pretty crappy tickets.

Amazing!

neatgeek83 posted:

My random thoughts/review on Dallas:

Metric was great. I wasn’t familiar with them before the tour announcement, so I listened to them a lot in the last couple weeks to get familiar with their sound. Consider me a new fan.

Sound was pretty muddy in there. I’ve never seen a concert at the AAC but I’m guessing that’s par for the course. I brought some earplugs, not sure if I would need them. It wasn’t overbearingly loud from where I was sitting (section 107), but the earplugs helped “smooth out” the sound if that makes sense

The stage production and setup was cool but was borderline Spinal Tap. WTF was that light-up chair that was going around the floor during Stairway? Or BC on the elevated piano? The Busby Berkeley-esque background videos? Mark McGrath? Again — all cool. Just borderline parody.

I wanted to yell at everyone who headed toward the concourse during BLOWN AWAY. “WE’VE BEEN WAITING ALMOST 20 YEARS FOR JAMES TO COME BACK AND WHEN HE GETS A SONG, YOU LEAVE?”

The interplay, or lack thereof, between Billy and James was interesting. Billy barely broke the 4th wall, until the very end. Seemed like was really taking the “broadway production” aspect seriously. James talked in between songs, goofed around the audience…seemed much looser than Billy. Which again, kind of made Billy’s seriousness border on parody. It’s a rock show!
Weird that Billy didn’t introduce the band (maybe he did but I left before the encore….)

Set was too long. There I said it. I’m all for getting the most bang for my buck, but 3+ hours was a chore, especially toward the end. I think some selective editing would have paid dividends. Cut the songs no one was asking for — Stairway, Space Oddity, For Martha, To Sheila, and The End in the Beginning…that would result in a perfect 2.5 hour set (speaking of Perfect — that was oddly missing — I still hear that single on the radio every now and again). I left after Muzzle to get a jump on traffic and my 45 minute drive home.

Billy’s SNOKE robe during the last 3rd.

I actually liked knowing the setlist beforehand (I copied it to my phone). Keeping with the whole “it’s a broadway show” theme, it was like having a playbill.

I just about lost my shit during Cherub Rock. That’s my jam. That and Porcelina.

Amazing show — seemed like the band was really into it and hit their groove 5 dates in (as Billy said).

  • Evan Jones II

    Not having D’Arcy in the Reunion really cost you three monkeys.
    Sad isn’t it, Billy Boob?

    • Chris

      So instead of charging $400 for front rows, they charge 250 or 300. no big deal. the stadiums have good crowds from what i can see. 3 hour plus shows = your moneys worth

      • Evan Jones II

        No big deal? I see you are no cost accountant! That comes off their bottom line Chris!
        There is something as the break even point. From what read they offered these seats for a short change upgrade charge. Desperate in my book.
        Many cities are not selling well. Miami has plenty of seats for this Tuesday, July 24th.
        Only a few cities sold out. D’Arcy would hd te

        • Chris

          They are banking. They are fine. that’s my point. of course it’s less money

          • Evan Jones II

            That’s my point…they are not fine….

        • Chris

          Tonight’s show is pretty much sold out. After the tour, they will all be happy in their beautiful houses. Not many rock bands can sell out arena’s anymore.

          • Evan Jones II

            Only a few are nearly sold out, like Three of them…business is booming…not

      • Evan Jones II

        See you are not a cost accountant. Fro. What I read these folks had existing tickets! Got an upgrade for short money….desperation in my book.
        Trying to break even. Lots of cities are not selling well, like here in Miami.
        Only a few sold out. If D’Arcy was there ALL would have!
        Pure Profit, music to Willy Wonka’s ears…cas h grab…LOL.
        He blew it.

        • Chris

          If D’arcy was there, they would not have all sold out.. lol you guys are putting too much into that.

          • Evan Jones II

            Hee, hee, too much….those half empty venues tell it all Chris.

  • bryan mannoia

    no surprise there. if they were playing in my backyard I still wouldn’t go. been there and done that, thanks.

    • viney piney

      Nice production some strange video’s on a screen and floating zero statue.
      Notice every arena the top level is blocked with a black curtain and they move every down to the lower levels.

    • Chris

      nobody wants to be in your backyard anyway

  • Corndog

    I’ve never seen the Pumpkins live. Did Billy always do the whole dress up thing? I know he went through that weird phase after he was buddies with Manson, but did he always do the whole Britney Spears multiple outfits for one show thing he’s doing now?

    • jhonn0

      He hasn’t always done the multiple costume changes in a night (they’ve done it somewhat in the past), but he has basically been doing the dress up thing since the late 90s. His “stage costumes” basically started with the Zero shirt+silver pants in ’95, and he definitely had a stage costume in 2000 (it was a black dress-like thing, but he also had a white and silver one, I recall).

      • Corndog

        I always liked the Zero short but I never realised it was part of a costume. I think the black dress thing you mentioned is what I meant that seemed to come from hanging around with Manson.

  • TheTruth

    I want to know attendance numbers…actual numbers. Are they filling up even half the arenas? The reviews I’ve read say the 3rd decks have all been tarped off. That has to be several thousand seats if you’re taking away an entire level of the arena. I may (or may not) go to Kansas City….shouldn’t be too hard to get a seat since the Ticketmaster map shows there are TONS of seats left, like entire sections of lower bowl seats are still available. And no….even with D’Arcy they wouldn’t have sold out arenas. Their arena window was ’95 to ’98. I love them….I really do….been a fan since Gish….but they just don’t have the fan-base to fill 13,14,15 thousand seat venues. Maybe in Chicago, LA and New York…..but most places….no.

  • jhonn0

    From what I gather the shows are selling reasonably fine. Yes, the uppermost bowls have mostly been closed off, but that’s less than half of an arena’s seating, and from what I’ve seen and reports from people, the rest of the rooms were mostly full. So probably not making bank like they’d hoped, but not awful either.