The Smashing Pumpkins announce acoustic tour with Liz Phair

The band's original drummer Jimmy Chamberlin will join them on the road

Smashing Pumpkins have confirmed details of an acoustic tour this spring.

The band fronted by Billy Corgan will head out on the road in the US in March and April, where they’ll be joined by Liz Phair, who will open on all dates. The shows will mark Phair’s first US tour in six years.

Also joining the group on the road will be original drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, who was reunited with his former bandmates last year.

The tour is titled the ‘In Plainsong’ tour and will feature the ’90s band playing a stripped-down set, creating “an evening of acoustic based music and electronic soundscapes”.

Pitchfork reports that once the tour is finished, Smashing Pumpkins will return to the studio to record the follow up to 2014 album ‘Monuments To An Elegy’.

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Earlier this month, Corgan hit out at social media sites and said they “shot the people in the head who made them”.

The singer quit Twitter last year and in an interview with Chicago TV personality Jennifer Weigel, he claims the only people who benefit from it are celebrities such as Kim Kardashian.

“What a Kim Kardashian brings to a Twitter is worth more than four hundred people with the same amount of followers,” he explained. “So they take what a Kim Kardashian brings to a Twitter. Now in Kim Kardashian’s case, she can turn that and sell cosmetics or a clothing branding or whatever.

“But for people in the middle, I would put people like us, like you and me, in the middle, we don’t get that same exchange. We can’t turn around and get a shoe deal because we are tweeting something. So in essence, Twitter and other social media platforms take and take from something that I build.”

Smashing Pumpkins will play:

Schnitzer Hall, Portland, OR (22)
The Paramount, Seattle, WA (23)
The Masonic, San Francisco, CA (25)
The Theatre at Ace Hotel, Los Angeles, CA (26/27)
Kingsbury Hall, Salt Lake City, UT (29)
Ellie Caulkins Opera House, Denver, CO (30)
The Fillmore, Detroit, MI (1)
Palace Theatre, Columbus, OH (2)
Beacon Theatre, New York, NY (4)
Tower Theatre, Philadelphia, PA (8)
Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA (9)
Lincoln Theatre, Washington, D. C. (10)
Massey Hall, Toronto, Ontario (12)
Civic Opera House, Chicago, IL (14)
Palace Theatre, Louisville, KY (15)
Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN (16)
Majestic Theatre, Dallas, TX (18)
Bass Concert Hall, Austin, TX (19)
Cullen Performance Hall, Houston, TX (20)