The Smashing Pumpkins return

Months after first promising an Australian tour Billy Corgan has finally collected his Smashing Pumpkins crew together to book the flights for a visit in October.

Since the Billy last visited us in 2008 to play at the V Festival he has declared that there won’t be any more Smashing Pumpkins albums ; recruited 20-year-old drummer Mike Byrne ; found a new muse in Jessica Simpson ; held open auditions for new bandmates ; and inducted former Veruca Salt and Spinnerette bassist Nicole Fiorentino into the latest incarnation of the Smashing Pumpkins.

The band has also been releasing the 44-song series Teargarden by Kaleidyscope, with tracks being issued free online one at a time.

FasterLouder presents The Smashing Pumpkins tour:

Tuesday 12 October – Riverside Theatre, Perth

Wednesday 13 October – The Theatre, Adelaide

Friday 15 October – Festival Hall, Melbourne

Saturday 16 October – Big Top, Sydney

Sunday 17 October – The Tivoli, Brisbane

Tickets on sale 12 noon Thursday 16th September.