PUMPKINS WEBCAST LA STORY

The soon-to-be-gone group screen May's storming show at the Universal Amphitheater...

Smashing Pumpkins are to webcast their gig from LOS ANGELES last month, which was the first live show they played after announcing they are to split.

The band recorded their show at the Universal Amphitheater on May 23 this year, and will webcast it on July 13 at 2pm and 10pm EDT via the website www.smashingpumpkins.com.

The gig took place on the same day that Pumpkins vocalist Billy Corgan announced on LA radio station KROQ that the group were to call it a day, after a decade. At the time he said: “We felt that we had sort of come to the end of our road – emotionally, spiritually, musically.”

Speaking about the webcast Billy Corgan said: “1994 was the last time we released a video with any live footage. This is a great opportunity for everyone who missed the last US tour to see a high-quality webcast of the band live in concert.”

As previously reported on nme.com, the band are to perform their last ever UK tour for October. They play: Glasgow SECC (October 30) Manchester Apollo (31) Birmingham NEC (November 1) Wembley Arena (3)

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