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