Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan announces UK and European solo shows

It looks like the Smashing Pumpkins frontman is going to have a busy summer

Smashing PumpkinsBilly Corgan has announced that he will be embarking on a 2019 UK and European solo tour this summer.

Corgan, who released his last solo album ‘Ogilala’ in 2017,  has promised that in addition to performing his own solo material fans can expect to hear music from the back catalogues of Smashing Pumpkins and Zwan.

The star is set to headline venues in Glasgow, Dublin, Luxembourg, Hamburg, Paris, Utrecht, and Bucharest between June 9 and July 8. Tickets go on general sale on Friday (March 8) at 9am.

Billy Corgan will play:

June 2019

17 – Glasgow, Saint Luke’s
19 – Dublin, Olympia Theatre
21 – Grevenmacher, Luxembourg, Den Atelier
22 – Hamburg, Germany, Gruespan
24 – Paris, France, Trianon
25 – Utrecht, Netherlands, Tivoliredenburg

July 2019

8 – Bucharest, Romania, Arenele Romane

Last year, Smashing Pumpkins released ‘Shiny and Oh So Bright Vol.1/ LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun’, an album NME called “a showcase in artful songcraft.”

It was the band’s first full-length album in over 18 years to feature founding members Billy Corgan, James Iha, and Jimmy Chamberlin. Longtime guitarist Jeff Shroeder, bassist Jack Bates, and keyboardist Katie Cole also played on the record.

The band also reunited for several shows last year to celebrate their 30th anniversary. They were joined by special guests including Courtney Love, Deftones‘ Chino Moreno, and Joy Division and New Order‘s Peter Hook at one such show in New Jersey last August.