Smashing Pumpkins Announce 2018 Reunion Tour Details


Story by Cat Badra

After months of speculation, the Smashing Pumpkins reunion has officially been announced. Original band members Billy Corgan, James Iha and Jimmy Chamberlin will tour together for the first time in almost two decades beginning with a show July 12 in Glendale, Arizona, and running through a concert Sept. 7 in Boise, Idaho. Tickets for the tour, called the Shiny and Oh So Bright tour, are on sale now via the band’s official website.

While many of Smashing Pumpkins most recent tours consisted heavily of new music, the upcoming tour will feature the Pumpkins playing tunes off their first five albums: 1991’s “Gish,” 1993’s “Siamese Dream,” 1995’s “Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness,” 1998’s “Adore” and 2000’s “Machina/The Machines of God.”

The band made the announced via a video starring the two girls from the “Siamese Dream” album cover with the band’s classic song “Today” blasting in the background.

In addition to Corgan, Iha and Chamberlin, the group’s touring lineup will also include Smashing Pumpkins guitarist Jeff Schroeder. As for who will play bass guitar, that hasn’t been announced yet. While early signs seemed to indicate that original bass player D’arcy Wretzky would be on this tour, Wretzky recently announced that she won’t be part of the reunion.

Smashing Pumpkins’ ‘Shiny and Oh So Bright’ 2018 Reunion Tour Dates:

7/12 — Glendale, AZ, Gila River Arena
7/14 — Oklahoma City, OK, Chesapeake Energy Arena
7/16 — Austin, TX, Frank Erwin Center
7/17 — Houston, TX, Toyota Center
7/18 — Dallas, TX, American Airlines Center
7/20 — Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena
7/21 — Louisville, KY, KFC Yum! Center
7/22 — Atlanta, GA, Infinite Energy Arena
7/24 — Miami, FL, American Airlines Arena
7/25 — Tampa, FL, Amalie Arena
7/27 — Baltimore, MD, Royal Farms Arena
7/28 — Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Center
7/29 — Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun Arena
7/31 — Boston, MA, TD Garden
8/1 — New York City, NY, Madison Square Garden
8/4 — Pittsburgh, PA, PPG Paints Arena
8/5 — Detroit, MI, Little Caesars Arena
8/7 — Montreal, QC, Centre Bell
8/8 — Toronto, ON, Air Canada Centre
8/11 — Columbus, OH, Schottenstein Center
8/13 — Chicago, IL, United Center
8/16 — Kansas City, MO, Sprint Center
8/17 — Indianapolis, IN, Bankers Life Fieldhouse
8/19 — St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center
8/20 — Omaha, NE, CenturyLink Center
8/21 — Sioux Falls, SD, Denny Sanford Premier Center
8/24 — Seattle, WA, KeyArena
8/25 — Portland, OR, Moda Center
8/27 — Oakland, CA, Oracle Arena
8/28 — Sacramento, CA, Golden 1 Center
8/30 — Los Angeles, CA, The Forum
9/1 — San Diego, CA, Viejas Arena
9/2 — Las Vegas, NV, T-Mobile Arena
9/4 — Salt Lake City, UT, Vivint Smart Home Arena
9/5 — Denver, CO, Pepsi Center
9/7 — Boise, ID, Ford Idaho Center

Cat Badra
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