Smashing Pumpkins Announce Intimate U.S. Tour

The Smashing Pumpkins’ 14-show run of intimate venues begins July 6 in Cleveland! Billy Corgan revealed that the shows will be “a balance of classics, a few obscure ones, and new ‘Teargarden’ material.”

The group (including new bassist Nicole Fiorentino) are planning to invite select fans to attend their sound checks (details TBA). “We are going to do something unique, which is play an invite-only set during sound check of almost all new, unreleased songs,” says Billy. “We’re still figuring out a way to make it possible for some of the fans who’ll be in the line outside waiting to get in for that.”

Rehearsals for the tour “have been fantastic,” adds Billy. “I haven’t been this comfortable in a band situation since about 1995. Musically, we seem to have wound our way back to a more kinetic, electric, and psychedelic sound that reminds me of SP in Gish-Siamese era.”

Here are the tour dates:

7/6 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
7/8 – Grand Rapids, MI @Orbit Room
7/9 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
7/10 – Louisville, KY @Forecastle Festival
7/12 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
7/13 – Richmond,VA @ The National
7/15 – Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
7/16 – Charlotte, NC @ Fillmore
7/17 – Charleston, SC @ Music Farm
7/19 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
7/20 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution
7/21 – Tampa, FL @ Ritz
7/23 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues Howlin Wolf
7/24 – Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall
8/7 – Tokyo Marine Stadium / Messe
8/8 – Osaka @ Maishima / Summer Sonic Site
8/10 – Tokyo @ Tokyo Studio Coast
8/11 – Tokyo @ Tokyo Studio Coast