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.