The Smashing Pumpkins have officially joined an epic lineup of Summer Tours in 2018. Their three-quarters reunion may be the most anticipated tour in a while.
Well, the countdown on The Smashing Pumpkins website kept the music world in a frenzy. While many people already suspected it was a reunion tour announcement, there was always that slight bit of doubt. It’s now official.
This marks frontman Billy Corgan, guitarist James Iha and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin’s first tour together since back in 2000. Unfortunately, the band’s original bassist D’Arcy Wretzky will not join the trio on their North American Tour this summer. Intentionally, the tour coincides with the 30th anniversary for the Pumpkins.
“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,” Corgan told Rolling Stone.
Here’s the official dates for their Shiny and O So Bright Tour this summer:
July 12 – Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena
July 14 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Arena
July 16 – Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center
July 17 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
July 18 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
July 20 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
July 21 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
July 22 – Atlanta, GA @ Infinite Energy Aerna
July 24 – Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
July 25 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
July 27 – Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena
July 28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
July 29 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
July 31 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
August 1 – New York City, NY @ Madison Square Garden
August 4 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
August 5 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
August 7 – Montreal, QC @ Centre Bell
August 8 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
August 11 – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
August 13 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
August 16 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
August 17 – Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
August 19 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
August 20 – Omaha, NE @ CenturyLink Center
August 21 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford Premier Center
August 24 – Seattle, WA @ Key Arena
August 25 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
August 27 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
August 28 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
August 30 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
September 1 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
September 2 – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
September 4 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
September 5 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
September 7 – Boise, ID @ Ford Idaho Center
On the surface, the Pumpkins will join an already exhilarating list of Summer tours. Joining an epic tour list, including Taylor Swift, Maroon 5, and Foo Fighters, The Pumpkins’ Tour may be one of if not the most anticipated. Don’t be surprised if it sells out quick.
More than likely, they’ll perform mostly songs from their albums Gish, Siamese Dream, Mellon Collie and of course The Infinite Sadness. I’ll be sure to enjoy a night of 90’s nostalgia on August 17th when the Pumpkins invade Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana.