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SMASHING PUMPKINS

31 Oct 2012

The Pumpkins tours behind June's "Oceania," which debuted at No. 4 on Billboard's Top 200 albums chart!

Detroit News

Closed 31 Oct 2012

The Smashing Pumpkins are on tour and hit the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY showing for one date only on 31 Oct 2012!

Of all the major alternative rock bands of the early '90s, the Smashing Pumpkins were the group least influenced by traditional underground rock. Lead guitarist/songwriter Billy Corgan fashioned an amalgam of progressive rock, heavy metal, goth rock, psychedelia, and dream pop, creating a layered, powerful sound driven by swirling, distorted guitars. Corgan was wise enough to exploit his angst-ridden lyrics, yet he never shied away from rock star posturing, even if he did cloak it in allegedly ironic gestures. In fact, the Smashing Pumpkins became the model for alternative rock success -- Nirvana was too destructive and Pearl Jam shunned success.

This second coming of the Pumpkins is also one of those rare examples of actual truth in 21st century advertising. In 2005 - on the release date of his first solo album - Corgan made headlines around the alternative rock universe by taking out ads in his hometown papers the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times, an open letter publicly declaring his desire and intention to try "renewing and reviving" the Smashing Pumpkins. "I want my band back," he wrote, "and my songs, and my dreams."

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Opening night: 31 October 2012

Closing night: 31 October 2012

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