With Halloween approaching this weekend, most of you are in the process of finalizing your spooky evening plans, but if you live in the Highland Park area of Chicago, we're here to help! Smashing Pumpkins mastermind Billy Corgan is hosting a ticketed Halloween party at his own Madame Zuzu's tea shop.
As reported by Stereogum, the party's announcement, which appears on the tea shop's website, reads, "Join Zuzu's on Halloween Night, Oct. 31 for a special Halloween bash. Your reservation includes: one reserved seat, special servings of ghoulish tea and v-gf dessert, a chance to participate in our (now) annual costume contest, and a vintage-style, peel-apart picture of you taken by your creaky yet congenial host, Count William Corgan. Only the dead could want more!"
Limited tickets were available but sold out almost as soon as the link to purchase them went live. No word yet of if more tickets will be made available before the bash.
Watch Smashing Pumpkins' official video for "Adore," which appeared on the band's 2011 of the same name. It's the best way for you to get an idea of what Count William Corgan will be like. Maybe he will have even taken some makeup cues from Marilyn Manson, whom the band recently completed a joint tour with, who knows.
The grunge rock outfit released their latest and ninth overall studio album Monuments to an Elegy last year via Martha's Music. The original plan was for the band to release an immediate follow-up album titled Day For Night, but Corgan has since decided to change the name and delay the release of their next album until 2016. The new album will fall under the Teargarden by Kaleidyscope project, Corgan's idea for a massive 44-track concept album, in addition to Monuments to an Elegy and 2012's Oceania. Further details, however, have yet to be announced in regards to the next LP.