The band... commence their North American "20th Anniversary Tour" November 1. The five-week run will be highlighted by multi-night stops [and]..the Pumpkins are coming prepared with completely different set lists in each of the multi-night engagements with no songs being repeated over the course of the two night run. Night #1 is being called "Black Sunshine," while night #2 will be dubbed "White Crosses." A special two-night ticket bundle will be available for all multi-night engagements.As previously announced, Smashing Pumpkins are playing their two NYC nights at United Palace Theatre (home of the recent Sigur Ros shows and where Beck will be playing very soon). The NYC shows go on Ticketmaster presale on Saturday. All dates below...
In Chicago--where singer/guitarist BILLY CORGAN and drummer JIMMY CHAMBERLIN continue to be based--the Pumpkins will play four shows at two different venues. In cities where the band is set to play one night, they plan to deliver a unique one-off set.
"I am extremely proud of the work we have done," says CHAMBERLIN. "It certainly doesn't seem like 20 years! The Pumpkins will always be about moving forward and although I'm excited to play these shows, I'm just as excited to move our music into the next decade."
Before the anniversary tour's kick-off, the Pumpkins will make a return performance at the annual Bridge School benefit hosted by Neil Young in Shoreline, CA on October 26 (the second of the two-night engagement). The band last performed at this annual event--benefiting children with severe speech and physical impairments--in 1999.
Smashing Pumpkins - 2008 Tour Dates
Sat 11/1 Cleveland, OH Palace Theatre
Mon 11/3 Toronto, ONT Massey Hall
Tue 11/4 Toronto, ONT Massey Hall
Thu 11/6 New York, NY United Palace Theatre
Fri 11/7 New York, NY United Palace Theatre
Sat 11/8 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata
Tue 11/11 Washington, DC DAR Constitution Hall
Wed 11/12 Washington, DC DAR Constitution Hall
Fri 11/14 Boston, MA Wang Center
Sat 11/15 Boston, MA Wang Center
Sun 11/16 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
Tue 11/18 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre
Wed 11/19 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre
Fri 11/21 Chicago, IL Auditorium Theatre
Sat 11/22 Chicago, IL Auditorium Theatre
Wed 11/26 St. Louis, MO Fox Theatre
Sun 11/30 San Diego, CA RIMAC Arena
Tue 12/2 Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheatre
Wed 12/3 Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheatre