Three-fourths of the original lineup will perform
Smashing Pumpkins have announced a reunion tour after teasing their comeback for the past week.
The band set a timer on their website, which has now run out after the announcement of the tour this summer.
It’s been revealed that original members Billy Corgan, James Iha, and Jimmy Chamberlin will be on the line-up. D’arcy Wretzky will not be joining the band on tour.
You can see the tour announcement video featuring the Siamese Dream cover stars and the full tour dates below.
12th Glendale, AZ – Gila River Arena
14th Oklahoma City, OK – Chesapeake Energy Arena
16th Austin, TX – Frank Erwin Center
17th Houston, TX – Toyota Center
18th Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
20th Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
21st Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center
22nd Atlanta, GA – Infinite Energy Arena
24th Miami, FL – American Airlines Arena
25th Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
27th Baltimore, MD – Royal Farms Arena
28th Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
29th Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
31st Boston, MA – TD Garden
1st New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
4th Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
5th Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
7th Montreal, Quebec – Centre Bell
8th Toronto, Ontario – Air Canada Centre
11th Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center
13th Chicago, IL – United Center
16th Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
17th Indianapolis, IN – Bankers Life Fieldhouse
19th St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
20th Omaha, NE – CenturyLink Center
21st Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford Premier Center
24th Seattle, WA – KeyArena
25th Portland, OR – Moda Center
27th Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
28th Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
30th Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
1st San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena
2nd Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
4th Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Smart Home Arena
5th Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
7th Boise, ID – Ford Idaho Center
After Wretsky revealed that she would play no part in the reunion, Corgan downplayed Wretsky’s past role and musical contributions to the band, leading to a heated back and forth.
Now, Wretzky has given her first interview in 20 years, detailing the split and her relationship with Corgan.
Speaking to Alternative Nation, she said: “[Billy] has been telling people, ‘Well [The Smashing Pumpkins] haven’t played with [D’arcy] at all in 18 years.’ Right dumbass, because then it wouldn’t be a reunion! He says that he’s invited me to come out and play for all of these things, which is a complete lie. He’s never invited me to anything. In fact, my feelings were a little bit hurt because he did the solo album tour, and he didn’t tell me when it started. I was texting him saying, ‘Where the fuck are you dumbass?’ He’s like, ‘Oh, I’m in New York. The tour started.’ Then I’m like, ‘Where are you?’ ‘Oh, the tour ended, you missed it.’ He thinks it’s a privilege for anyone to be in his presence, so therefore he shouldn’t have to tell me, and I shouldn’t have to be invited.”
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Wreztky also opened up further on their past, stating: “Billy loved to humiliate people and shame people in front of other people. It was incredibly abusive, and I was the only one who would fight back. I think he and Jimmy got in a couple fights, and he and James maybe five, but with he and I it was screaming matches all the time. I just got to the point where I couldn’t fight anymore, and I needed to leave.”
The reunited band have since issued a statement, claiming that Wretsky was invited to be involved in the band’s return, but turned down the offer at every turn.