90’s band, the Smashing Pumpkins, have recently announced their U.S. tour. The tour will begin in Everett, WA on October 10 and will wrap up on November 4 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in CT.
Currently the U.S. tour has a total of 14 concert venues listed. While presale tickets for the tour have been on sale since August 27, tickets for the general public did not go on sale until August 30. Tickets for other tour dates, such as for Everett, WA on October 10, will not go on sale to the public until September 7, according to their official website.
“They sold well [before] but times have changed; people have changed,” comments David English, the Operations Manager of Universal Events, of past Smashing Pumpkins ticket sales.
In addition to presale tickets, there will also be some VIP packages available, according to Pollstar. Some of these packages include a backstage performance by the band, an autographed poster, and a copy of the “Oceania” album, Pollstar reports.
The tour is in promotion of their recently released album “Oceania.” At each concert on the tour, the Smashing Pumpkins will perform all songs from “Oceania” in addition songs that have become classics over the past 20 years, according to SoundSpike. SoundSpike further states that artist Sean Evans, a man who has worked on The Wall tour with Roger Walters, will be incorporating video and “new projection technology” to the set.
The “Oceana” album was released on June 19. It was rated No. 5 on the U.S. album chart in June after having sold 54,000 albums “out of the box,” according to The Chicago Tribune. The Chicago Tribune further states that last album of the Smashing Pumpkins to place on the chart was “Zeitgeist” in 2007, which was rated No. 2. According to the Smashing Pumpkins official website, the “Oceania” album, which is made up of 13 songs, is only a part of a larger, work in progress album. The larger album is titled “Teargarden By Kaleidyscope” and has a total of 44 songs.
Preceding their U.S. tour, the Smashing Pumpkins will be performing in both Mexico and Canada. The only concerts they will play in Mexico will be on September 22 in Mexico City and on September 23 in Monterrey. From that point, they will continue on to tour in Canada, beginning in Winnipeg on October 2 and wrapping up on October 7 in Vancouver.
The group was formed in 1988 by lead singer Billy Corgan and guitarist James Iha, who were later joined by bassist D’arcy Wretzky and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin. The group released their first album “Gish” in 1991, which later went gold in 1994. The Smashing Pumpkins officially broke up on December 2, 2000, after their show at the Cabaret Metro in Chicago, IL. It wasn’t until 2007 that the band reunited, according to Rolling Stone, with new members Jeff Schroder and Ginger Reyes. The newly formed Smashing Pumpkins released the album “Zietgiest” in July of that year, which debuted at number 2 after selling 145,000 copies its first week, according to Rolling Stone. Until the release of “Oceania” recently, the Smashing Pumpkins have only released various singles.
The tickets for the tour are on sale now, except for the dates in Seattle, San Diego, Chicago, St. Paul, Detroit, Camden, Fairfax, and Hartford. For these locations, presale will begin on September 4.