Smashing Pumpkins appear to be teasing some kind of announcement with a series of posters around London.
The returning rock veterans, who last night made their live comeback with their performance since reuniting the majority of their ‘classic’ line-up on Jimmy Fallon, have put up posters around London featuring lyrics from the classic ‘Mellon Collie & The Infinite Sadness’ single ‘Bullet With Butterfly Wings’ along with a mysterious date.
The poster reads “the world is a vampire” along with the date pointing to October 16. Fans are now speculating as to whether this could be an album release date, or perhaps a huge London gig.
While relations with original bassist D’Arcy Wretzky show no signs of improving, the current Pumpkins line-up consists of Billy Corgan, James Iha, Jimmy Chamberlin, and Jeff Schroeder along with touring bassist Jack Bates.
The band will soon be releasing three EPs of new material. The eight tracks recorded (titled ‘Alienation’, ‘Travels’, ‘Silvery Sometimes’, ‘Solara’, ‘With Sympathy’, ‘Marchin’ On’, ‘Knights of Malta’, ‘Seek And You Shall Destroy’) were produced by Rick Rubin and are said to have a ‘classic’ Pumpkins sound.
Smashing Pumpkins will shortly kick off their ‘Shiny Oh So Bright’ US tour.
“This show and staging will be unlike any we’ve ever done, and will feature a set unlike any we’ve ever played,” said Corgan of their plans for the tour. “For if this is a chance at a new beginning, we plan on ushering it in with a real bang.”