Smashing Pumpkins New Reunion Single “Solara” Leaks


The Smashing Pumpkins’ new single “Solara” has leaked. It is the first new song recorded by Billy Corgan, James Iha, and Jimmy Chamberlin since 2000’s “Untitled.” The track features Grungy guitars and vocals.

Corgan sings during the chorus, ‘Tear down the sun/break down the sun/I’m not everyone.’

He also sings, ‘I am trying nothing but a body in my mind/I’m nothing but a body in my mind/I feel that something ain’t right.’

The song sounds a bit like Zeitgeist with better production mixed with Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. There are definitely shades of Corgan and Chamberlin’s last song together, 2009’s “FOL” as well. “Solara” was originally written during the Monuments to an Elegy era, but was ditched as the followup Day for Night was abandoned.

It definitely has some similarities to “Anti-Hero” off of Monuments to an Elegy, but is a much better song and doesn’t have the cringy at times lyrics that song had. Corgan’s clean vocal production and Chamberlin’s drumming definitely elevate this song, and while it won’t go on anybody’s favorite Pumpkins songs of all time list, it’s a solid starting point for this new incarnation of the band.

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.

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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.