The Smashing Pumpkins Announce North American Spring Tour
In 1993, Chicago rock legends the Smashing Pumpkins set out on the Rock Invasion Tour for their breakout album Siamese Dream. Now, 27 years later, they’ve announced they will be embarking on a sequel to that trek, titled — you guessed it — Rock Invasion 2.
The Rock Invasion 2 tour starts in Kentucky in April and ends in North Carolina on at the beginning of May, including stops at festivals like Beale Street and Shaky Knees.
“It’s been a good while since we’ve played a straight-up, bare-knuckle rock and roll show — one that avoids little in the way of raw power,” frontman Billy Corgan said in a statement. “So note: this tour won’t be for those faint of heart and will certainly echo the dynamic modes in which we built our live reputation.”
Presale starts March 3 at 10 am. Fans can sign up on the email list to get the password. Regular on-sale starts on March 6.
Catch the Pumpkins at one of the dates below:
23 — Louisville, KY @ Louisville Palace
25 — Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live
26 — Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
28 — Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
29 — East Moline, IL @ The Rust Belt
01 — Memphis, TN @ Beale Street Music Festival
02 — Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Music Festival
03 — Hollywood, FL @ Hard Rock Live, Hollywood, FL
05 — North Charleston, SC @ North Charleston Coliseum & Performing Arts Center
06 — Columbia, SC @ The Township Auditorium
08 — Greensboro, NC @ Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts
The Smashing Pumpkins will then join rock’n’roll giants Guns N’ Roses for six dates of their tour:
08 — Philadelphia, PA @ Citizens Bank Park
11 — Detroit, MI @ Comerica Park
13 — Toronto, Canada @ Rogers Centre
16 — Washington, D.C. @ Nationals Park
18 — East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium
21 — Boston, MA @ Fenway Park
Corgan elaborated on the thinking behind the tour in an Instagram post.
“What’s left beyond the new record, our first double album effort since Machina?” he said. “Well, that’s simple: to rock. And not just a strong rock show, which is what we’ve been doing since the return of 2007. i’m talking about the kind of show and set we haven’t done for a very, very long time. If you’re an old school fan, you know what I’m talking about; and the descriptors are unnecessary. If you’re a new school fan, come see what the queasy legend was built on. Full, unrelenting power. Enjoy! And bring your ear plugs…”
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ROCK INVASION 2 TOUR! Pre-sale starts tomorrow. SP socials have the details, but I’ve got the inside angle on what it means. To my hinting, convoluted as it may be after a year’s work on the new SP album, we’ve done a few tours since James and Jimmy and I decided to put the whole thing back together and hit the road. To date, we’ve headlined some mighty big festivals, authored our first arena tour in 20 years or so, put out a record that wasn’t really an album, and just got the whole ball of noise pointed back in the right direction. Which, thanks to you, has been an overwhelmingly positive experience. So, what’s left beyond the new record, our first double album effort since Machina? Well, that’s simple: to rock. And not just a strong rock show, which is what we’ve been doing since the return of 2007. i’m talking about the kind of show and set we haven’t done for a very, very long time. If you’re an old school fan, you know what I’m talking about; and the descriptors are unnecessary. If you’re a new school fan, come see what the queasy legend was built on. Full, unrelenting power. Enjoy! And bring your ear plugs... ROCK INVASION 2 @smashingpumpkins
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