2010年6月23日星期三

THE SMASHING PUMPKINS ANNOUNCE INTIMATE U.S. TOUR DATES

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THE SMASHING PUMPKINS ANNOUNCE INTIMATE U.S. TOUR DATES
The SMASHING PUMPKINS have announced a run of intimate venues beginning July 6 in Cleveland . This marks the iconic band’s first tour since December 2008 and will feature, says leader and founder BILLY CORGAN, “a balance of classics, a few obscure ones, and new ‘Teargarden’ material.” The Pumpkins released the four-song TEARGARDEN BY KALEIDYSCOPE VOL.1: SONGS FOR A SAILOR EP (Martha’s Music/Rocket Science Ventures). This is the first of an eventual 11 specially packaged EPs--taken from the in-progress 44-song work TEARGARDEN BY KALEIDYSCOPE--to be sold in record stores. Notably, all the music is being released online, for free, with no strings attached.

CORGAN and his band mates--guitarist JEFF SCHROEDER, drummer MIKE BYRNE and new bassist NICOLE FIORENTINO - are planning to invite select fans to attend their sound checks (details TBA). “We are going to do something unique, which is play an invite-only set during sound check of almost all new, unreleased songs,” says Billy. “We're still figuring out a way to make it possible for some of the fans who'll be in the line outside waiting to get in for that.”

Rehearsals for the tour “have been fantastic,” adds Billy. “I haven't been this comfortable in a band situation since about 1995. Musically, we seem to have wound our way back to a more kinetic, electric, and psychedelic sound that reminds me of SP in Gish-Siamese era.”

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.

Date - City/State - Venue

July 6 Cleveland, OH House Of Blues
July 8 Grand Rapids, MI Orbit Room
July 9 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
July 10 Louisville, KY Forecastle Festival
July 12 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live SOLD OUT
July 13 Richmond, VA The National
July 15 Norfolk, VA The Norva
July 16 Charlotte, NC Fillmore
July 17 Charleston, SC Music Farm SOLD OUT
July 19 Orlando, FL House of Blues
July 20 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revoultion SOLD OUT
July 21 Tampa, FL Ritz
July 23 Knoxville, TN Valarium June 25th Tickets Unlimited
July 26 New York, NY Terminal 5 SOLD OUT

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