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Smashing Pumpkins

"The Smashing Pumpkins" are playing a string of "intimate" shows this July.

"The decision to play intimate venues keeps in line with the Pumpkins' "long-standing tradition of trying to start up new tours at smaller venues because it allows the band the opportunity to take some chances musically," explains Billy."
At those shows, the band (Billy Corgan plus guitarist Jeff Schroeder, drummer Mike Byrne and new bassist Nicole Fiorentino) will play "a balance of classics, a few obscure ones, and new 'Teargarden' material." Teargarden is the band's 11 EP project that'll eventually be collected as the 44-song work Teargarden By Kaleidyscope. The first of those four-song EPs, Teargarden By Kaleidyscope Vol.1: Songs for a Sailor, recently came out on Martha's Music/Rocket Science Ventures and is available above for free. You can also stream it below.

Billy Corgan & bassist Nicole Fiorentino
Smashing Pumpkins

The NYC date is July 26th at Terminal 5 and an American Express ticket presale for that show will start Friday, June 11th at 10am. Public sale happens Monday, June 14th at 11am.

The Smashing Pumpkins tour Japan in August, and the band writes that they "plan to tour South America and Australia in 2010 and hope to return to the U.S. later this year." All of their currently announced tour dates, more info on the EP and a streaming player for it, are below...

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The very limited edition collector's EP TEARGARDEN BY KALEIDYSCOPE VOL.1: SONGS FOR A SAILOR ("A Stitch In Time," "Widow Wake My Mind," "A Song For A Son" and "Astral Planes") is packaged in a beautiful silk-screened wooden box. Each box contains a 4-song CD, a vinyl 7" and a hand-carved obelisk from the shadows of the Incan ruins in Machu Picchu. Of the first EP, Jerry Shriver of USA Today described the music as "a delicious swirl of howling psychedelic rock and melodic ballads (5/25/10)," while Edna Gundersen (also of USA Today) singled out the song "A Stitch In Time," noting that "Billy Corgan binds a pretty melody to shimmery acoustic pop psychedelia, thus extending his brand's relevancy (6/1/10)." Elsewhere, Mikael Wood of the Los Angeles Times cited the "jammy, psychedelic side, with winding song structures, lyrics about endless seas and astral planes, and buckets of circa-'70s guitar fuzz (5/26/10)."
Smashing Pumpkins - 2010 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
7/26 New York, NY - Terminal 5
8/07 Tokyo Marine Stadium / Messe
8/08 Osaka Maishima / Summer Sonic Site
8/10 Tokyo Tokyo Studio Coast
8/11 Tokyo Tokyo Studio Coast

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Comments (74)

I can't wait to see how many Smashing Pumpkins/Terminal 5 suck comments we will get! Any takers? 150..I say!

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 2:57 PM

"smashing pumpkins release eps"

"playing intimate shows (terminal 5)"

i can't tell which one makes less sense.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 2:57 PM

I kinda like terminal 5. I don't understand why people don't like it. I believe it was also the old "club exit" back in the day, and I have fond memories of massive k-holes in there as well.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 3:00 PM

Intimate shows at Terminal 5 can only mean there's going to be fucking onstage.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 3:03 PM

Even in smashing Pumpkins hey day they didn't play places larger than Radio City..not sure T5 qualifies as intimate!

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 3:04 PM

3:03...ha that's a good one!

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 3:08 PM

What's next, people getting excited for a New Found Glory tour?

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 3:12 PM

3:04, dunno what you're talking about. i saw them in 96 and they were playing an 18000 seat arena.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 3:13 PM

just fucking get dead already.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 3:15 PM

3:13? Yeah...huh..I remember there last swing through in 99 was at Radio City?

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 3:17 PM

maybe you are right...who remembers the 90's anyways!

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 3:18 PM

Awesome cover art, that rehashed to death Asian font and juvenile watercolor scheme makes everything look cooler than it actually is.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 3:20 PM

didn't they play msg? please shut up.

also, love this "intimate" show crap. like they could play arenas anymore. this is like that scene in spinal tap - "our audience is becoming more...selective."

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 3:22 PM

I hate terminal 5.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 3:26 PM

No Iha, No Pumpkins...

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 3:27 PM

in the fall of 95 right around mellon collie release they played the academy in midtown. the academy was smaller than roseland and a little bigger than irving plaza. so um yeah i remember the 90s.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 3:30 PM

yeah seriously...i highly doubt they could sell out any place bigger than terminal 5 in nyc nowadays. billy corgan is pathetic.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 3:32 PM

scab lineup? lollapalooza 94 was straight fire though.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 3:37 PM

no way they could play anywhere bigger than T5 now. what a joke. this tour isn't intimate, this is just right for them. i'll laugh if any promotor is dumb enough to book them at a place anywhere bigger than t5 on their "real tour" that comes after this

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 3:38 PM

What the hell is even bigger than T5? MSG? Pumpkins aren't pulling that off.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 3:40 PM

I agree with anyone and everyone who says this guys should just stop making music. Isn't there a point where the general public could force a musician into retirement? Last time this asshole was in town for shows all he did was insult the audience and play shitty new songs that only HE likes. Maybe we should call for a citywide boycott of the corgakins?

Posted by Corgan Sucks | June 10, 2010 3:50 PM

zwan

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 3:52 PM

always a female bass player?

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 3:54 PM

Pumpkins definitely played, and sold out, MSG on the "Mellon Collie..." tour, cause I saw it. Two of these new songs aren't bad, actually. But agree, Corgan's moment has passed...

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 3:55 PM

how big of a place do you think he'd be able play if actually billed himself as billy corgan?

i'd say he gets the highline ballroom 2/3 full.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 3:57 PM

"3:13? Yeah...huh..I remember there last swing through in 99 was at Radio City?"

1999 was not the top-of-the-hill moment for Smashing Pumpkins you dumbass.

This band was so good from 1991-1998. Such a shame.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 4:18 PM

Saw them in 91 at Roseland and they still stand as one of the shittiest live bands I've ever seen. Can't imagine that egghead has gotten better with age.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 4:21 PM

@ 4:21-
Yeah, i'm guess they haven't gotten any better at performing since the first year they were a band, 19 years ago. Oh, and it's an entirely different band except for Corgan.

If you haven't actually been to a show since 1991, though, my apologies for questioning the validity of your statement.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 4:40 PM

MEHlancholy and the Infinite EP

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 4:45 PM

siaMehse dream? jk

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 4:49 PM

Always with the hot bassists.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 4:51 PM

@3:57, he toured as Billy Corgan and sold out Webster. Show as ok, nothing great.

I think the last Pumpkins play was at United Palace which is about 3,400 cap. T5 is 3,000 cap and oh so intimate. My guess is the show will probably sell out.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 4:53 PM

Fall of '08 at United Palace Theater was the last time through town. Went to the show, highly disappointing. Mellon Collie tour in '97 was memorable though (and yes they did fill MSG at that time).

Posted by Funderburgh | June 10, 2010 4:58 PM

Nice hat though.

Posted by blackhat | June 10, 2010 5:07 PM

bring back Iha. bring back D'arcy. THEN release EPs and play intimate venues.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 5:17 PM

really ... who cares about Darcy and Iha, it's not like they ever played a note on the albums anyway, and they sucked live, so why exactly are they so central to the
"Pumpkins Experience?"

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 5:25 PM

I'm all for Corgan to just shut up and stop making music and stop being a jackass too, but this show will sell out, mark my words. I believe they sold out United Palace two nights in a row last time they were here in 2008.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 5:31 PM

Echoey surf guitars (astral plane) ... ...(vocals enter)ewwwwwww!!! ... Everyone ..(that word is starting to annoy me) ... jimi hendrix gtr (always love that) ... bridge ..

Can't finish. (sigh)

Posted by Burg | June 10, 2010 5:43 PM

Stitch in Time ... This sounds EXACTLY like something spinal tap would do (sounded lke David St. Hubbins on vox) ..complete with sitar.

Have a nice evening everybody!

Posted by Burg | June 10, 2010 5:46 PM

Is it still 94 why is this band still around?

Posted by Steve | June 10, 2010 6:00 PM

Fuck you billy corgan you dumb son of a bitch your music sucks ass

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 6:10 PM

this is 100% guaranteed of selling out. Id bet anything on that. you really think Smashing Pumpkins can't sell out a 3000 capacity venue in nyc? preposterous.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 6:23 PM

i saw them in 94' at RPI in Troy, NY w/Pearl Jam, Pig Face and RHCP to a punk crowd of 100 maybe...fuck it.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 6:58 PM

During the Mellon Collie era they played 7 NYC area arena shows in a 6th month span... They were arguably the biggest band world during that time period...

They certinaly didn't peak as 5,000 seat venue draw.. the Pumpkins were a borderline stadium act for a yr or two...

I think anybody between the ages of 25-40 can remember them being hugely popular during the mid 90's...

Now Terminal 5 seems about right... they/he should sell it out though

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 7:23 PM

This'll sell out

Tix for other dates are around $45 each, so these will be $50 each at least

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 7:45 PM

does anyone know if this band sounds like surfer blood? i only listen to surfer blood..

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 8:45 PM

^FTW

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 9:54 PM

leave the guy alone.
after all, he is just a rat in a cage (despite all his rage).

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 10:23 PM

this seems appropriate -

Barry: Rob, top five musical crimes perpetuated by Stevie Wonder in the '80s and '90s. Go. Sub-question: is it in fact unfair to criticize a formerly great artist for his latter day sins, is it better to burn out or fade away?

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 10:27 PM

No comment on this band.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 11:03 PM

Siamese Dream and Mellon Collie were really good albums. Got them when they came out, still throw them on at times and think they're great. It saddens me when I hear bands from that era when I was a teenager and hear their new stuff and it's so clear how they've lost it, they sound desperate to recapture a sound/magic that they haven't had in 15 years (holy shit).... And then I realize that is not unlike a lot of us.

This is the most human album that he could do, because this is exactly accurate to where he is.

It's too bad it's so stomach crushingly depressing to hear it and relate.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 11:05 PM

What the fuck is a human album????

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 11:34 PM

Billy I liked you better when you didn't look like Moby

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 11:49 PM

Billy I liked you better when you didn't suck...
Translation, I never liked you.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 11:58 PM

Mocking Corgan is getting tiresome and doesn't even seem worth the effort anymore. If you wait long enough, he'll just make a fool of himself anyway.

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2010 12:14 AM

can't jessica simpson smother him with her breasts and put him out of our misery.

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2010 1:07 AM

No Iha, No D'arcy, No Jimmy = NO PUMPKINS

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2010 6:38 AM

That ticket link doesn't list any T5 show for Smashing Pumpkins.

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2010 9:09 AM

That album art looks like it was drawn by a 15-year-old girl who was bored during her high school chemistry class.

Posted by The guy behind the guy | June 11, 2010 9:40 AM

Pearl Jam / Smashing Pumpkins / Red Hot Chili Peppers at Roseland 1991 FTW. Still one of the coolest shows ever.

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2010 11:35 AM

nice fucking hat, dick.

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2010 11:40 AM

Quantity over quality, as a douchebag once said

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2010 11:51 AM

Great, another Zwan show

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2010 1:12 PM

zwan at least had dave pajo and matt sweeney.

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2010 2:23 PM

long time pumpkins fan, first time hater (not really my first time): NEW EP SUCK SO MUCH SO BAD PLEASE STOP UNTIL YOU ARE READY TO BE GOOD AGAIN

Posted by eric | June 11, 2010 3:14 PM

THE WORLD IS A VAMPIRE

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2010 10:54 PM

they also played at a place called Tramps in april '99 losers. with qotsa. where were you? you guys sound pretty angry? go listen to something hip. whatever the fuck you think that is. why does james iha need to be in the band for them to be good? that makes no sense. so the band changed lineups. oh well.

Posted by anonymous | June 13, 2010 11:16 AM

Rush was a band that although the critics and even their own fans hated them at one time, now have to be recognized as one of the most influential bands of a generation. The Smashing Pumpkins will be that band. In some respects they already are. Billy Corgan is the Smashing Pumpkins. 30 million albums cant be a bad thing.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2010 3:22 PM

Siamese Dream and Mellon Collie were really good albums. Got them when they came out, still throw them on at times and think they're great. It saddens me when I hear bands from that era when I was a teenager and hear their new stuff and it's so clear how they've lost it, they sound desperate to recapture a sound/magic that they haven't had in 15 years (holy shit).... And then I realize that is not unlike a lot of us.

Posted by منتديات | January 21, 2011 5:58 PM

Siamese Dream and Mellon Collie were really good albums. Got them when they came out, still throw them on at times and think they're great. It saddens me when I hear bands from that era when I was a teenager and hear their new stuff and it's so clear how they've lost it, they sound desperate to recapture a sound/magic that they haven't had in 15 years (holy shit).... And then I realize that is not unlike a lot of us.

Posted by منتديات | January 21, 2011 5:59 PM

Siamese Dream and Mellon Collie were really good albums. Got them when they came out, still throw them on at times and think they're great. It saddens me when I hear bands from that era when I was a teenager and hear their new stuff and it's so clear how they've lost it, they sound desperate to recapture a sound/magic that they haven't had in 15 years (holy shit).... And then I realize that is not unlike a lot of us.

Posted by وظائف | January 30, 2011 3:19 PM

they also played at a place called Tramps in april '99 losers. with qotsa. where were you? you guys sound pretty angry? go listen to something hip. whatever the fuck you think that is. why does james iha need to be in the band for them to be good? that makes no sense. so the band changed lineups. oh well.

Posted by يوتيوب | February 5, 2011 11:44 AM

they also played at a place called Tramps in april '99 losers. with qotsa. where were you? you guys sound pretty angry? go listen to something hip. whatever the fuck you think that is. why does james iha need to be in the band for them to be good? that makes no sense. so the band changed lineups. oh well.

Posted by صور | February 5, 2011 2:13 PM

Pumpkins!! Pumpkins!! nicee band! =)

Posted by psicologos en df | June 19, 2011 6:02 PM

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