The Smashing Pumpkins Release First New Song By Founding Members In 18 Years

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GRAMMY® Award-winning, acclaimed alternative rock pioneers, The Smashing Pumpkins recently dropped “Solara”, the first recording in over 18 years to feature founding members Billy Corgan, James Iha, and Jimmy Chamberlin.

Recorded in Malibu, CA at Shangri La Studios with producer Rick Rubin and longtime Smashing Pumpkins guitarist Jeff Schroeder, “Solara” is available now to stream and download on all digital music platforms via Martha’s Music under license to Napalm Records.

“Solara” saw it’s network television debut on June 11, with the band slated to perform on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. On June 12, the band will return to The Howard Stern Show on Sirius XM for a performance and interview.

This July, The Smashing Pumpkins will embark on the Shiny And Oh So Bright North American arena tour. Produced by Live Nation, the tour is the band’s first in nearly 20 years to feature founding members Corgan, Chamberlin, and Iha. Longtime Smashing Pumpkins guitarist Jeff Schroeder, bassist Jack Bates, and keyboardist Katie Cole will also take part, as the band moves to a three guitar lineup to better emulate the signature tones and textures of their albums.

The Shiny And Oh So Bright Tour will kick off in Glendale, AZ on July 12, 2018 and visit arenas throughout the summer. Indie rock band Metric will support them on the tour. On August 2, the band will perform a special 30th anniversary show at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ. Tickets for the band’s upcoming live dates are available at www.smashingpumpkins.com, LiveNation.com, and via the Live Nation App.

Formed in Chicago, IL in 1988, The Smashing Pumpkins released their heralded debut album Gish in 1991 and found mainstream success with 1993’s 4x multi-platinum Siamese Dream and 1995’s 10x multi-platinum Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. With nine studio albums and over 30 million albums sold to date, the GRAMMY®, MTV VMA, and American Music Award winning band remains one of the most influential bands in history.

For UK fans the band play London, Wembley Arena October 16th.

Smashing Pumpkins 2018 North American Tour Dates

July 12, 2018

Glendale, AZ

Gila River Arena

July 14, 2018

Oklahoma City, OK

Chesapeake Energy Arena

July 16, 2018

Austin, TX

Frank Erwin Center

July 17, 2018

Houston, TX

Toyota Center

July 18, 2018

Dallas, TX

American Airlines Center

July 20, 2018

Nashville, TN

Bridgestone Arena

July 21, 2018

Louisville, KY

KFC Yum! Center*

July 22, 2018

Atlanta, GA

Infinite Energy Arena

July 24, 2018

Miami, FL

AmericanAirlines Arena

July 25, 2018

Tampa, FL

Amalie Arena

July 27, 2018

Baltimore, MD

Royal Farms Arena

July 28, 2018

Philadelphia, PA

Wells Fargo Center

July 29, 2018

Uncasville, CT

Mohegan Sun Arena

July 31, 2018

Boston, MA

TD Garden

August 01, 2018

New York City, NY

Madison Square Garden

August 02, 2018

Holmdel, NJ

PNC Bank Arts Center#

August 04, 2018

Pittsburgh, PA

PPG Paints Arena

August 05, 2018

Detroit, MI

Little Caesars Arena

August 07, 2018

Montreal, Québec

Centre Bell

August 08, 2018

Toronto, Ontario

Air Canada Centre

August 09, 2018

London, Ontario

Budweiser Gardens

August 11, 2018

Columbus, OH

Schottenstein Center

August 13, 2018

Chicago, IL

United Center – SOLD OUT

August 14, 2018

Chicago, IL

United Center

August 16, 2018

Kansas City, MO

Sprint Center

August 17, 2018

Indianapolis, IN

Bankers Life Fieldhouse

August 19, 2018

St. Paul, MN

Xcel Energy Center

August 20, 2018

Omaha, NE

CenturyLink Center

August 21, 2018

Sioux Falls, SD

Denny Sanford Premier Center

August 24, 2018

Seattle, WA

KeyArena

August 25, 2018

Portland, OR

Moda Center

August 27, 2018

Oakland, CA

Oracle Arena

August 28, 2018

Sacramento, CA

Golden 1 Center

August 30, 2018

Los Angeles, CA

The Forum – SOLD OUT

August 31, 2018

Los Angeles, CA

The Forum

September 01, 2018

San Diego, CA

Viejas Arena

September 02, 2018

Las Vegas, NV

T-Mobile Arena

September 04, 2018

Salt Lake City, UT

Vivint Smart Home Arena

September 05, 2018

Denver, CO

Pepsi Center

September 07, 2018

Boise, ID

Ford Idaho Center

September 08, 2018

Calgary, Alberta

Scotiabank Saddledome*

September 09, 2018

Edmonton, Alberta

Rogers Place*

 

*Without Metric

# 30th Anniversary Show