Smashing Pumpkins frontman to host event at Madame Zuzu’s Tea Shop
Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan is throwing a Halloween party at the tea shop he owns in Chicago.
Fans are invited to purchase tickets for the October 31 event at Madame Zuzu’s Tea Shop, which will be hosted by “your creaky yet congenial host, Count William Corgan” according to an advertisement.
Attractions on the night are said to include special servings of ghoulish tea and a vintage-style, peel-apart picture taken by Corgan. The full add 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!”
Tickets are available now priced $15 (£10).
The move is the latest unusual stunt from Corgan, who earlier this year launched an “artisanal tasting box” of vegan and paleo food through subscription service Farm to People. The limited-edition gift basket, which will be priced at $129.95 (£85), contains items such as sprouted hazelnut butter, bourbon smoked sea salt and chunky coconut raw chocolate bars.
He was also forced to respond to an image of him looking miserable while visiting Disneyland after it went viral. The photograph shows Corgan sat inside a cart on the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad looking upset and uneasy.
Corgan also recently announced his decision to quit Twitter, on the same day launching a new website dedicated to showing pictures of people with their cars.
His final tweet on the @billy account read: “After mulling this for a while, I’m deleting this account. So many thanks to those that have followed. Find me at PeopleAndTheirCars.com“
According to the ‘wherefore’ section of PeopleAndTheirCars.com, the site is a place for “Pictures (mostly Vernacular), design elements (found), and ephemera with smatterings of Art (conscious).” Fans can also subscribe to Corgan’s Red Border Club mailing list in order to see more pictures of people with their cars.