The Smashing Pumpkins have revealed a new Halloween-themed video for ‘Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)’, ahead of their headline show at London’s SSE Arena in Wembley on October 16.
The video – directed by frontman Billy Corgan – sees the band challenged by Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath to spend the night in a haunted house.
Corgan (in a bunny onesie), James Iha, Jimmy Chamberlin and Jeff Schroeder appear to have fun paying homage to classic hammer horror film tropes.
As a crowd gathers to watch a livestream of the spooky events, the band explores each room, running into ghostly apparitions, a painting that comes alive, a monstrous creature and a creepy ventriloquist dummy.
Watch the video for Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)’ below:
‘Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)’ follows on from the release of the band’s comeback single ‘Solara’ back in June, which was the first Smashing Pumpkins song since 2000 to feature founding members Corgan, James Iha and Jimmy Chamberlin.
Both tracks will appear on their forthcoming album ‘Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun’ (released on November 16).
The album was produced by Rick Rubin and is the band’s first in almost two decades to feature founding members Corgan, Iha and Chamberlin, with longtime guitarist Jeff Schroeder.