The band will play London KOKO on December 5
The Killers‘ bassist Mark Stoermer and Rage Against The Machine‘s drummer Brad Wilk will play with Billy Corgan and Jeff Schroeder for a limited number of dates as the band launch their new album, ‘Monuments To An Elegy’, which comes out on December 8. “We’re absolutely thrilled and humbled to have Brad and Mark helping us out with these shows,” said Corgan, “and if our rehearsals are any indication, they should be one of a kind.”
The handful of shows will include a one-off UK date at London’s Koko on December 5. Tickets go on sale at 9am on November 19. Shows will also take place in New York, Paris and Berlin, with San Francisco and Chicago gigs to be announced.
Smashing Pumpkins recently shared a brand new song, entitled ‘Tiberius’, which will feature on ‘Monuments To An Elegy’ alongside ‘One And All’ and ‘Being Beige’. The record features drumming by Mötley Crüe’s Tommy Lee and follows on from 2012’s ‘Oceania’, which was the band’s first LP in five years.
Tommy Lee recently likened the new album to the band’s earlier work. “I think he has probably the best record he’s ever written,” Lee says. “These are like epic, goosebump songs. It sounds like the first couple of Smashing Pumpkins records. I was fucking blown away.”
Meanwhile, Corgan has revealed that he may disband the group after their two upcoming albums. “When this [new album] process is over, I’m either going to bail on this ship for good, like ‘I’m done,’ or I’m going to have a new ship to sail on,” he said.