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.
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... Read more
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... Read more
Tickets to the upcoming tour from the Smashing Pumpkins are among the onsales for the weekend ending September 3, as compiled by TicketNews®. The pioneers of alternative rock will be touring in support of their recently released album “Oceania,” which debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 200.... Read more
Tickets to the upcoming North American tour from this season’s cast of “So You Think You Can Dance” are among the onsales for the weekend ending August 27 as compiled by TicketNews®. Tickets to the North American tour from the hit Fox reality television show “So You Think You... Read more
In a little over a month, frontman Billy Corgan and the latest lineup of ’90s alternative rock group the Smashing Pumpkins will once again return to the road. The band will be performing songs both new and old from its extensive catalogue. The Other Side of the Kaleidyscope Tour... Read more
Billy Corgan will showcase the latest incarnation of his ’90s alt-rock band Smashing Pumpkins on a 14-date, three-week tour of the United States next month. The mid-summer outing launches July 6 at the House of Blues in Cleveland, OH, and snakes its way through Central U.S. and East Coast... Read more
The Smashing Pumpkins‘s 20th anniversary tour is just one of the live events ending its ticket sales during the week ending December 8 as compiled by TicketNews. The rock group, which rose to fame in the mid-1990s with hit albums such as “Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness,” will... Read more
The Smashing Pumpkins postponed their November 22 concert at The Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, IL, until December 8 due to illness. Singer and guitarist Billy Corgan’s voice was strained the night before at the same venue according to a report on the band’s Web site. All tickets for the... Read more
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... Read more
Today’s tour recap features tour announcements, more postponements from Janet Jackson and more as compiled by TicketNews on October 14, 2008. At the top of today’s news, the Jonas Brothers are performing live at the Dallas Cowboys’s Thanksgiving Day football game. The half-time performance is the traditional, official kickoff... Read more