Smashing Pumpkins Announce Reunion Tour With Three Founding Members Smashing Pumpkins Announce Reunion Tour With Three Founding Members
After years out of the spotlight, 1990s indie stars The Smashing Pumpkins have announced that they are going out on the road, hitting 36... Smashing Pumpkins Announce Reunion Tour With Three Founding Members

After years out of the spotlight, 1990s indie stars The Smashing Pumpkins have announced that they are going out on the road, hitting 36 cities with the Shiny And Oh So Bright tour, announced by Live Nation on Thursday morning. The dates will be the first in nearly 20 years to feature founding members Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin, and James Iha. Founding bassist D’arcy Wretzky was left off the tour – more on that later.

“Some 30 years ago, as The Smashing Pumpkins, James Iha and I began a musical journey in the cramped rear bedroom of my Father’s house. And so it’s magic to me that we’re able to coalesce once more around the incredible Jimmy Chamberlin, to celebrate those songs we’ve made together,” Billy Corgan said in the release announcing the tour.

The tour coincides with the 30th anniversary of the group’s founding in 1988. It will reportedly feature material from that point through the year 2000.

Kicking off on July 12 with a stop at Glendale Arizona’s Gila River Arena, the tour winds through the U.S. and Canada throughout the summer, concluding on September 7. The full schedule is included below.

The lone founding member left off the bill, Wretzky didn’t mince words in a Rolling Stone piece discussing the upcoming tour. She says she had been exchanging text messages with Corgan regarding the reunion, only to find out he had already hired Jack Bates to perform as the bass player on the tour, relegating her to “special appearance” status on some dates.

“That was apparently the plan all along. He had Jack Bates already, it was just unbelievable, really just disgusting,” Wretzky said. “The fucking nerve, and then for him to come back and say, ‘Well, we haven’t seen you in this long, and you haven’t done this, and you couldn’t even make it to this. Everyone has shown up, and you didn’t?’ How could I, I didn’t even know you were there?”

She also commented negatively on the singer’s occasionally bizarre behavior and reported support of the Trump administration, adding “I was just so out of that world for the longest time, I wasn’t aware of a lot of the crazy stuff… I honestly think he may have a brain tumor. He’s always been insufferable.”

Smashing Pumpkins 2018 North American Tour Dates

July 12, 2018

Glendale, AZ

Gila River Arena

July 14, 2018

Oklahoma City, OK

Chesapeake Energy Arena

July 16, 2018

Austin, TX

Frank Erwin Center

July 17, 2018

Houston, TX

Toyota Center

July 18, 2018

Dallas, TX

American Airlines Center

July 20, 2018

Nashville, TN

Bridgestone Arena

July 21, 2018

Louisville, KY

KFC Yum! Center

July 22, 2018

Atlanta, GA

Infinite Energy Arena

July 24, 2018

Miami, FL

AmericanAirlines Arena

July 25, 2018

Tampa, FL

Amalie Arena

July 27, 2018

Baltimore, MD

Royal Farms Arena

July 28, 2018

Philadelphia, PA

Wells Fargo Center

July 29, 2018

Uncasville, CT

Mohegan Sun Arena

July 31, 2018

Boston, MA

TD Garden

August 01, 2018

New York City, NY

Madison Square Garden

August 04, 2018

Pittsburgh, PA

PPG Paints Arena

August 05, 2018

Detroit, MI

Little Caesars Arena

August 07, 2018

Montreal

Centre Bell

August 08, 2018

Toronto

Air Canada Centre

August 11, 2018

Columbus, OH

Schottenstein Center

August 13, 2018

Chicago, IL

United Center

August 16, 2018

Kansas City, MO

Sprint Center

August 17, 2018

Indianapolis, IN

Bankers Life Fieldhouse

August 19, 2018

St. Paul, MN

Xcel Energy Center

August 20, 2018

Omaha, NE

CenturyLink Center

August 21, 2018

Sioux Falls, SD

Denny Sanford Premier Center

August 24, 2018

Seattle, WA

KeyArena

August 25, 2018

Portland, OR

Moda Center

August 27, 2018

Oakland, CA

Oracle Arena

August 28, 2018

Sacramento, CA

Golden 1 Center

August 30, 2018

Los Angeles, CA

The Forum

September 01, 2018

San Diego, CA

Viejas Arena

September 02, 2018

Las Vegas, NV

T-Mobile Arena

September 04, 2018

Salt Lake City, UT

Vivint Smart Home Arena

September 05, 2018

Denver, CO

Pepsi Center

September 07, 2018

Boise, ID

Ford Idaho Center