Smashing Pumpkins officially announce their reunion tour, which will kick off on July 12 in Glendale, Arizona. Billy Corgan, James Iha, and Jimmy Chamberlin will headline the Shiny and Oh So Bright tour.
The reunion tour will feature songs from Smashing Pumpkins' first five albums, namely Gish, Siamese Dream, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, Adore, and Machina.
"This show and staging will be unlike any we've ever done and will feature a set unlike any we've ever played. For if this is a chance at a new beginning, we plan on ushering it in with a real bang," said Corgan.
@smashingpumpkins: Not sure what cross-eyed spy took this photo, but we had a visitor to the studio the other day. So many memories when you put the three of us together. @jamesihaofficial @chamberdrums #WPC A post shared by WilliamPatrickCorgan (@williampcorgan) on Jan 16, 2018 at 8:31am PST
Speculations about a Smashing Pumpkins reunion have been ripe for the past couple of months. Weeks ago, Corgan shared a photo with his bandmates seemingly working on new music in the studio. Days later, reports also swirled that Smashing Pumpkins is recording a new album produced by Rick Rubin.
D'arcy Wretzky's Absence
Smashing Pumpkins also released a statement earlier this week regarding D'arcy Wretzky's non-involvement in the group's upcoming tour. Rumors claimed that the trio did not invite Wretzky for their reunion.
"For despite reports, Ms. Wretzky has repeatedly been invited out to play with the group, participate in demo sessions, or at the very least, meet face-to-face, and in each and every instance she always deferred. We wish her all the best and look forward to reconnecting with you all very soon," reads the statement.
Wretzky previously revealed that Corgan offered her a contract to return to Smashing Pumpkins, but the 50-year-old guitarist revoked it days later. Last month, Wretzky told her fans that no reunion will take place between her and the other members of Smashing Pumpkins. She also confirmed that Corgan already went with a different bass player.
Smashing Pumpkins Tour Dates
The Smashing Pumpkins will head to the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on July 14, Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas on July 16, Toyota Center in Houston, Texas on July 17, American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas on July 18, Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee on July 20, and more.
The band's series of shows will wrap up on Sept. 7 at the Ford Idaho Center in Boise, Idaho. Tickets will go on sale on Feb. 23 at 10 a.m. EST. More information about the tour is also available on Smashing Pumpkins' website.