The Smashing Pumpkins is an alternative rock band that rose to fame in the 1990s and received critical acclaim with the release of the seminal 1995 double-album “Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness.” During its heyday, the band filled arenas and stadiums and enjoyed a cult-like following. However, the band soon underwent several personnel changes and received lukewarm critical response to newer material. Ultimately, the band broke up in 2000, and frontman Billy Corgan decided to pursue projects with other bands, as well as some solo work.
Recently, Corgan resurrected Smashing Pumpkins, though he was not able to restore the band’s original lineup. Guitarist James Iha and bassist D’Arcy Wretzky decided not to rejoin the group in favor of continuing to pursue solo careers. A new album was released in 2007 under the Pumpkins name, but it only featured Corgan and drummer Jimmy Chamberlain from the original lineup. Following the band’s 2008 anniversary tour, also featuring only Corgan and Chamberlain with several backing musicians, Chamberlain announced he, too, would leave the band after completing the anniversary concerts.
Chicago’s Riot Fest has been called-off amid the coronavirus pandemic, though festivalgoers can look forward to a 2021 edition of the event with some of the same headliners. Originally, the event was slated to run from September 11-13 in Douglas Park, but out of safety concerns, organizers had to... Read more
The iconic rockers of Guns N’ Roses and Smashing Pumpkins took the top spot on the weekend’s best-selling events list, Ticket Club sales data reveals. This summer, the groups are slated to headline a gig at Boston’s Fenway Park. Other rock acts were a hot commodity yesterday, including Green... Read more
The Smashing Pumpkins are heading out on a spring edition of their tour this April and May across the U.S. The Rock Invasion 2 Tour will kick-off on April 23 in Louisville, followed by shows in Nashville, North Charleston, and Columbia. Along the way, they’ll hit venues like the... Read more
The Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan is taking some time for himself this fall for a solo tour across the U.S. The 12-date outing will kick-off with a three-night stand at Los Angeles’ Lodge Room from November 4 to 6, followed by gigs in Tulsa, Covington, and Stroudsburg. He’ll... Read more
College basketball season is drawing near, and Penn State University is more than ready, with their men’s and women’s teams releasing tickets to over 30 games on Thursday. For the women, the Nittany Lions have home meetings scheduled against Iowa, Ohio State, Nebraska and Michigan among others. On the... Read more
To celebrate their 30-year anniversary as a band, Smashing Pumpkins will head out on a brief tour this fall. The group just finished up their massive reunion Shiny And Oh So Bright Tour with the three founding members last month. In August, they played a special 30th year anniversary... Read more
Smashing Pumpkins will celebrate their 30th anniversary this Thursday in New Jersey while on their massive reunion tour, and will recruit some familiar faces for the show. Billy Corgan, James Iha, and Jimmy Chamberlin will be joined by special guests over the course of the night, including Courtney Love,... Read more
In a little over a week, the 2018 Triple Crown will reach its end with the Belmont Stakes, but horse racing fanatics can still get their dose in the months to come. The 35th annual Breeders Cup, held in November at Churchill Downs track in Louisville, leads the mid-week... Read more
Music superstars Christina Aguilera and Phil Collins are causing a stir in the ticketing market after announcing their first tours in over a decade. Aguilera’s Liberation Tour, which comes in support of her upcoming eighth studio album, has a handful of shows available for presale today, including stops in... Read more
Today’s lengthy list of tickets on sale run the gamut of all types of events. Radiohead and Smashing Pumpkins lead the way as headlining acts. The former will play a brief Northeast-based U.S. tour later this summer, whereas the latter is hitting the road on a quasi-reunion tour with... Read more