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Smashing Pumpkins announce seven night UK tour (2011)

The Smashing Pumpkins

Story by Jack Foley

THE SMASHING Pumpkins – singer/Guitarist Billy Corgan, Guitarist Jeff Schroeder, Drummer Mike Byrne And Bassist Nicole Fiorentino – have announced a seven date tour of the UK this November, including two nights at London’s O2 Academy Brixton.

The Smashing Pumpkins have created one of the most acclaimed bodies of work in musical history and sold over 30 million albums. They are now hard at work putting the finishing touches on Oceania, which will mark their first full album since 2007’s Zeitgeist.

Oceania is “an album within an album,” part of their in-progress 44-song work Teargarden By Kaleidyscope. Featuring 13 new songs, it will be released in early 2012.

In December 2009, the group’s Billy Corgan has said the band’s new music “harkens back to the original psychedelic roots of The Smashing Pumpkins; atmospheric, melodic, heavy, and pretty”.

This year, EMI Music will honour the legacy of The Smashing Pumpkins with an extensive campaign that will see the iconic band’s albums from 1991-2000 re-issued in fully remastered deluxe versions, each with bonus material.

The Smashing Pumpkins UK tour dates are (all November 2011):

11 – Manchester O2 Apollo
13 – Glasgow O2 Academy
14 – Newcastle O2 Academy
15 & 16 – London O2 Academy Brixton
18 – Sheffield O2 Academy
19 – Birmingham O2 Academy

Tickets go on sale on Friday, September 9 at 10am.

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