Guns N' Roses announced a 2020 summer tour earlier this week that'll take them through North America in July and August. Now they've announced an unexpectedly huge opener for some dates on that tour: Smashing Pumpkins. They'll join GNR for their July shows in Philadelphia, Detroit, Toronto, Washington DC, East Rutherford NJ, and Boston. See all dates below.
Tickets for the whole tour go on sale Friday 2/7 at noon local time.
Meanwhile, in a recent interview with Tennessean, Billy Corgan revealed that Smashing Pumpkins are currently working on a new double album. "This is the first album since the album that came out in 2000, Machina, where me, James and Jimmy worked on something for a very long time," he said. "It's got a greater conceptual base, and it's probably a wider swath of music. The last one was kind of like, 'Let's just jump in, record some stuff real fast, and let it be what it is,' ... so I'm excited about this, because we're kind of back in the lane of taking a risk, and trying to bring something new to the table, as opposed to just aping what we're known for." Stay tuned for more on that.
Guns N' Roses: 2020 Tour
JUL 4 – SUMMERFEST – AMFAM AMP – MILWAUKEE, WI
JUL 8 – CITIZENS BANK PARK – PHILADELPHIA, PA*
JUL 11 – COMERICA PARK – DETROIT, MI*
JUL 13 – ROGERS CENTRE – TORONTO, ON*
JUL 16 – NATIONALS PARK – WASHINGTON, DC*
JUL 18 – METLIFE STADIUM – E. RUTHERFORD, NJ*
JUL 21 – FENWAY PARK – BOSTON, MA*
JUL 24 – TARGET FIELD – MINNEAPOLIS, MN
JUL 26 – WRIGLEY FIELD – CHICAGO, IL
JUL 29 – DICK’S SPORTING GOODS PARK – COMMERCE CITY, CO
AUG 2 – T-MOBILE PARK – SEATTLE, WA
AUG 5 – ORACLE PARK – SAN FRANCISCO, CA
AUG 8 – SOFI STADIUM – LOS ANGELES, CA
AUG 12 – BOBBY DODD STADIUM – ATLANTA, GA
AUG 15 – RAYMOND JAMES STADIUM – TAMPA, FL
AUG 18 – GLOBE LIFE FIELD – ARLINGTON, TX
AUG 21 – LUCAS OIL STADIUM – INDIANAPOLIS, IN
AUG 23 – FARGODOME – FARGO, ND
AUG 26 – GRIZZLY STADIUM – MISSOULA, MT
* - w/ Smashing Pumpkins