The boys will kick off the run on March 22, live at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in Portland, OR, only to continue delivering their signature hits across the country.
Notable stops on the run include gigs in Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco, and more, while the April 12 show in Toronto stands out as the group’s sole Canadian gig during the trek. On some of the dates, the band will share the stage with Liz Phair. Finally, the tour’s last concert has been slated to take place on April 20, live at the Cullen Performance Hall in Houston, TX.
The Pumpkins’ latest studio release, “Monuments to an Elegy,” saw its release in December 2014 via Martha’s Music Records, marking the band’s ninth official record and a second installment of the ongoing album series “Teargarden by Kaleidyscope.”
Smashing Pumpkins US Schedule
|Mar 22||7:30PM||Portland, OR||$40-$531||Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall|
|Mar 23||7:30PM||Seattle, WA||$8-$441||Paramount Theatre|
|Mar 25||8:00PM||San Francisco, CA||$14-$630||Nob Hill Masonic Center|
|Mar 26||8:00PM||Los Angeles, CA||$122-$639||Ace Hotel|
|Mar 27||8:00PM||Los Angeles, CA||$107-$639||Ace Hotel|
|Mar 29||7:30PM||Salt Lake City, UT||$67-$630||Kingsbury Hall|
|Mar 30||7:30PM||Denver, CO||$66-$585||Ellie Caulkins Opera House|
|Apr 01||7:00PM||Detroit, MI||$23-$473||The Fillmore|
|Apr 02||8:00PM||Columbus, OH||$69-$540||Palace Theatre Columbus|
|Apr 04||8:00PM||New York, NY||$62-$653||Beacon Theatre|
|Apr 05||8:00PM||New York, NY||$63-$653||Beacon Theatre|
|Apr 08||8:00PM||Upper Darby, PA||$54-$464||Tower Theatre|
|Apr 09||7:30PM||Boston, MA||$58-$9063||Orpheum Theatre|
|Apr 10||8:00PM||Washington, DC||$146-$262||Lincoln Theatre|
|Apr 12||8:00PM||Toronto, Canada||$95-$594||Massey Hall|
|Apr 14||7:30PM||Chicago, IL||$86-$585||Civic Opera House|
|Apr 15||8:00PM||Louisville, KY||$54-$518||Louisville Palace|
|Apr 16||8:00PM||Nashville, TN||$92-$513||Ryman Auditorium|
|Apr 18||7:30PM||Dallas, TX||$93-$536||Majestic Theatre|
|Apr 19||7:30PM||Austin, TX||$7-$540||Bass Concert Hall|
|Apr 20||8:00PM||Houston, TX||$74-$518||Cullen Performance Hall|
The rise of Smashing Pumpkins from a local Chicago band to one of the top alt rock bands of the decade, and pretty much of all time, began in the year of 1988, as frontman Billy Corgan forged the very foundation of the group.
With Corgan leading the way of the Pumpkins for nearly entire three decades, the group has constantly embraced a diverse musical approach, fearing nothing in their way to find the best musical expression.
Their debut studio album, “Gish,” saw its release in 1991, barely cracking the US Top 200 chart, but ultimately selling over a million copies in the States alone. Singles like “Siva” and “I Am One” laid the foundation for a massive fan base that was yet to come, and the groove that will keep the Pumpkins pumping for many years.
A major leap occurred in 1993 with the release of “Siamese Dream.” Led by singles like “Rocket” and “Today,” the album saw the band delving into the realm of shoegazing and dream pop, ultimately selling a very impressive figure of 6 million units.
And then, the peak, the magnum opus, the massive popularity. “Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness,” a massive two-hour concept double album was released in October 1995 and nothing has remained the same ever since. No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 US album chart, over 10 million units sold in the United States alone, six epic hit singles, including “Bullet With Butterfly Wings,” “Tonight Tonight,” “Muzzle,” and more, the band’s position as one of the all-time greats has been tightly secured.
Many point out the fact that the music produced by the SP fold, especially when taken into consideration that this is not the most accessible of all musical genres, has managed to reach such a vast audience and sell so many copies as one of the greatest musical achievements of the ’90s.
But the journey was still far from over. With constant lineup changes, Mr. Corgan presented a total of six more albums to the world. 1998’s “Adore” also reached massive success and high chart position, although still far from what its predecessor has managed to achieve.
But the vibe remained the same. It was still Billy Corgan against the world with his grand musical ambitions, stylish groove, self indulgence and catharsic lyrical themes.
In 2000, the band broke up due to diminishing album sales and the lack of the genre’s popularity. However, they were back only five years later to bring another musical tour de force to the world. But in Corgan’s book, the music is in great crisis in current times. He is constantly pointing out that the music industry is losing its battle through lack of knowledge and effort.
As a matter of fact, Billy is constantly hinting that the SP name might withdraw from the musical realm altogether in the very near future, despite the fact that they are still churning out quality music and delivering ripping heartfelt concerts. Watch them live ASAP, it just might change your life.