The Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan has cancelled an upcoming show in Milan, citing health issues.
Currently, The Smashing Pumpkins are getting ready to head out onto their 30th anniversary tour, following the Shiny and Oh So Bright tour earlier this year. Before the tour begins, Corgan had scheduled a solo gig in Milan, but last minute, the concert was cancelled. According to the statement released, he is expected to be fully recovered for The Smashing Pumpkins show tomorrow, October 18.
We regret to inform you that due to health issues, WPC has cancelled his Milan show on Oct 17. Those who purchased tickets will be refunded. He fully expects to be back to good health for the Bologna show on Thursday Oct18.
— WPC (@Billy) October 17, 2018
A few weeks ago, he took to Instagram to announce that his 17-track record will be released in two parts: the first in early 2019 on digital, and the second toward the end of next year on vinyl. He noted that he chose to self-fund the record, betting on himself instead of trying “to convince others why such work is salient when it has almost no chance of being heard in the usual commercial circles.”
“There isn’t an ungrateful strain here I’m singing, just a humble acceptance of what is; and not letting that in the slightest way diminish my enthusiasm for these efforts,” he said. “For I tie Rick Rubin’s support on ‘Ogilala’ with re-firing my brain on songwriting and the success we are enjoying, once more, in dear ‘ol rock and roll. These planets tying together whether or not the casual systems of observations notice who’s tree falls in the forest; and when.”
The Smashing Pumpkins are due next in Italy tomorrow night. Then, they will head back to the U.S. late November for their 30th anniversary tour, starting in Madison, Wisconsin on November 28. Other cities include Chicago, St. Louis, Tulsa, San Antonio, and Tucson before wrapping-up in Phoenix, Arizona on December 7.
Shiny and Oh So Bright Vol. 1/Lp: No Past. No Future. No Sun. is the band’s first album in 18 years to feature founding members Corgan, James Iha, and Jimmy Chamberlin, along with longtime guitarist Jeff Schroder. They dropped the single “Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)” in September, and the record is due November 16.. Check out their full list of upcoming shows below.
The Smashing Pumpkins 30th Anniversary Tour 2018
11/28 – Madison, WI @ The Sylvee
11/30 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
12/01 – St. Louis, MO @ Stifel Theatre
12/02 – Tulsa, OK @ Brady Theater
12/04 – San Antonio, TX @ Sunken Garden Theater
12/06 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
12/07 – Phoenix, AZ @ Mesa Amphitheatre