Smashing Pumpkins Planning Siamese Dream & Gish Tours


Smashing Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin has said in a new NME interview that after news of the band considering tours for Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness and MACHINA were reported, the band are also considering Siamese Dream and Gish shows.

He first discussed plans for Shiny and Oh So Bright: Volume 2 after the release of the first album next month.

“Ha, come on man! Sometime next year hopefully. We’re talking about getting back into into the studio in January to work on some stuff. We’ve got some other projects going on. We’re going to re-release ‘Machina’ at some point, we’ve got all this unreleased material that we’re looking at too. We continue to write. Billy’s writing, I’m writing and James is too. We’ve got plenty of material, it’s just a question of logistics as well as what’s the best way to release this stuff in today’s marketplace? For a band that’s really album-centred, the market presents some interesting challenges. It’s a ‘one song streaming’ world, but our strength lies in compounding these grand bodies of work that all fit together somehow. There’s a lot of stuff coming down the pipe.”

He then discussed classic album tours.

“Again, we’re talking about it but in this day and age it’s all to easy to pontificate. It doesn’t became real until there’s a schedule, but we are doing about doing select cities with a ‘Gish’ tour, a ‘Siamese Dream’ tour. Then if that works out, yeah we’ll do ‘Mellon Collie’ and I would love to get to the point where we’re doing ‘Machina’ because that’s some of my favourite stuff to play. We’ll see what happens. There’s a lot of interest in the band doing these album retrospectives. Doing ‘Gish’, from a drummer’s perspective, would not only be challenging but a lot of fun.”