Tool Announce Huge Show With Smashing Pumpkins


Tool and The Smashing Pumpkins will perform at the Firenze Rocks festival in Florence Italy on June 13, 2019. This is the first Smashing Pumpkins show announced for 2019, and it will be part of Tool’s tour for their long awaited new album. Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan has a connection to Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha, as the two were bandmates in A Perfect Circle for years until Iha took a leave from APC earlier this year to rejoin the Pumpkins for a reunion tour and new album.

Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan and Tool guitarist Adam Jones are also the two biggest professional wrestling fans in alternative rock, so maybe we’ll see a NWA wrestling match? Tool and the Pumpkins also both have 3/4 of their original lineups, with different bass players taking over for Paul D’Amour and D’arcy Wretzky (Justin Chancellor and Jack Bates respectively).

Tool and The Smashing Pumpkins are headlining day 1 of the Firenze Rocks festival, while Ed Sheeran is headlining day 2, and The Cure are headlining day 4. You can buy tickets for day 1 on the Firenze Rocks website for € 63.25, € 74.75, and € 323.25. The Smashing Pumpkins only played two shows in Europe this year, it’s unclear if this will be part of a larger European tour, as Billy Corgan has proclaimed the Pumpkins will only play large shows from now on, and he said that there wasn’t promoter interest in ‘Shiny and Oh So Bright’ tour arena shows internationally in 2018.