Billy Corgan is Back with a New Solo Album + Tour


Story by Cat Badra

Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has a new solo set on the way

Billy Corgan has been teasing the release of a Rick Rubin-produced new album, and now, he’s finally unleashed the details. The set, called “Ogilala,” will arrive on Oct. 13. By the way, Corgan is going by William Patrick Corgan now, so make note.

Corgan has also released a preview off “Ogilala” via a delicate piano ballad called “Aeronaut,” which is available for digital download.

“For as long as I can remember the delineation point between songs I wrote for myself and songs I’d pen for whatever band was something I couldn’t explain,” Corgan said in a statement. “And it remains so, for they all feel quite personal to me, no matter their time or era. The lone difference on songs for ‘Ogilala’ is that they seemed to want little in the way of adornment.”

Corgan will set off on a North American tour behind “Ogilala” starting Oct. 14 in Brooklyn, New York. That tour will wrap up with a three-night stand in Los Angeles running Nov. 9 through 11. Tickets for all of the upcoming dates will go on sale starting Friday (Aug. 25) at 10 a.m. local time on

“Ogilala” marks Corgan’s sophomore solo album. His first solo release was 2005’s “TheFutureEmbrace.”

Billy Corgan’s ‘Ogilala’ Track List: 

“The Spaniards”
“The Long Goodbye”
“Half-Life of an Autodidact”

Billy Corgan 2017 Solo Tour Dates:

10/14 — Brooklyn, NY, Murmrr Theatre
10/15 — Brooklyn, NY, Murmrr Theatre
10/18 — Wilmington, DE, Grand Opera House
10/20 — Toronto, ON, Queen Elizabeth Theatre
10/24 — Chicago, IL, Athenaeum Theatre
10/25 — Chicago, IL, Athenaeum Theatre
10/27 — Nashville, TN, CMA Theater
10/29 — Boulder, CO, Boulder Theater
11/1 — San Francisco, CA, Herbst Theatre
11/2 — San Francisco, CA, Herbst Theatre
11/9 — Los Angeles, CA, Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
11/10 — Los Angeles, CA, Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
11/11 — Los Angeles, CA, Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Photo credit: Anne Erickson



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