Smashing Pumpkins New Single With Original Lineup Announced: ‘First Time In 20 Years’

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The Smashing Pumpkins will release their new single “Solara” on Friday, according to Alt 92.9 Boston. The announcement of the single falsely claims that it features the original lineup together for the first time in over 20 years, as D’arcy Wretzky is not featured on the track and Jeff Schroeder was not in the original lineup. It is the first song recorded by Billy Corgan, James Iha, and Jimmy Chamberlin since 2000’s “Untitled” single.

The Smashing Pumpkins will perform on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on June 11th. Below is the “Solara” release announcement posted by Alt 92.9:

SMASHING PUMKPINS “SOLARA”
(produced by Rick Rubin)
ORIGINAL LINE UP
TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME IN OVER 20 YEARS

BILLY CORGAN
JAMES IHA
JEFF SCHROEDER
JIMMY CHAMBERLIN

THIS FRIDAY 6/8!

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 www.smashingpumpkins.com, LiveNation.com, 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 www.citiprivatepass.com.

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.