One week after the Smashing Pumpkins launch their North American 20th Anniversary Tour on October 31, a film documentary of the band will be shown in 40 cities at select U.S. theaters for one night only on November 6. A DVD release will come a few days later on November 11.
“If All Goes Wrong” traces the beginning steps of what has become bandleader Billy Corgan’s resurgence of the band. Presented in high definition and 5.1 surround sound, the concert film was shot during the Smashing Pumpkins’ 2007 tour and follows the band’s eight concerts in Asheville, NC at the Orange Peel in late June and 11 sold-out shows in San Francisco, CA at the famed Fillmore Auditorium. The film features interviews with Corgan and other musicians, including The Who‘s Pete Townshend.
Founded in 1988, Smashing Pumpkins disbanded in 2000. Corgan and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin reformed the celebrated band in April 2006 with new members Jeff Schroeder (guitar), Ginger Reyes (bass) and Lisa Harriton (keyboards). The newly formed line-up recorded the band’s first studio release in seven years, “Zeitgeist,” in 2007 and returned to the road.
“If All Goes Wrong” will also be shown in select cities in the UK on November 7 and in Australia on November 25.