GRAMMY® Award-winning, acclaimed alternative rock pioneers, The Smashing Pumpkins today dropped “Solara”, the first recording in over 18 years to feature founding members Billy Corgan, James Iha, and Jimmy Chamberlin. Recorded in Malibu, CA at Shangri La Studios with producer Rick Rubin and longtime Smashing Pumpkins guitarist Jeff Schroeder, “Solara” is available now to stream and download on all digital music platforms via Martha’s Music under license to Napalm Records.

“Solara” saw it’s network television debut on June 11, with the band slated to perform on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. On June 12, the band will return to The Howard Stern Show on Sirius XM for a performance and interview.

This July, The Smashing Pumpkins will embark on the Shiny And Oh So Bright North American arena tour. Produced by Live Nation, the tour is the band’s first in nearly 20 years to feature founding members Corgan, Chamberlin, and Iha. Longtime Smashing Pumpkins guitarist Jeff Schroeder, bassist Jack Bates, and keyboardist Katie Cole will also take part, as the band moves to a three guitar lineup to better emulate the signature tones and textures of their albums.

The Shiny And Oh So Bright Tour will kick off in Glendale, AZ on July 12, 2018 and visit arenas throughout the summer. Indie rock band Metric will support them on the tour. On August 2, the band will perform a special 30th anniversary show at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ. Tickets for the band’s upcoming live dates are available at,, and via the Live Nation App.

Formed in Chicago, IL in 1988, The Smashing Pumpkins released their heralded debut album Gish in 1991 and found mainstream success with 1993’s 4x multi-platinum Siamese Dream and 1995’s 10x multi-platinum Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. With nine studio albums and over 30 million albums sold to date, the GRAMMY®, MTV VMA, and American Music Award winning band remains one of the most influential bands in history.

The Smashing Pumpkins are represented by Velvet Hammer Music and Management Group. “Solara” is released via Martha’s Music under license to Napalm Records.




Smashing Pumpkins 2018 North American Tour Dates:


July 12, 2018Glendale, AZGila River Arena
July 14, 2018Oklahoma City, OKChesapeake Energy Arena
July 16, 2018Austin, TXFrank Erwin Center
July 17, 2018Houston, TXToyota Center
July 18, 2018Dallas, TXAmerican Airlines Center
July 20, 2018Nashville, TNBridgestone Arena
July 21, 2018Louisville, KYKFC Yum! Center*
July 22, 2018Atlanta, GAInfinite Energy Arena
July 24, 2018Miami, FLAmericanAirlines Arena
July 25, 2018Tampa, FLAmalie Arena
July 27, 2018Baltimore, MDRoyal Farms Arena
July 28, 2018Philadelphia, PAWells Fargo Center
July 29, 2018Uncasville, CTMohegan Sun Arena
July 31, 2018Boston, MATD Garden
August 01, 2018New York City, NYMadison Square Garden
August 02, 2018Holmdel, NJPNC Bank Arts Center#
August 04, 2018Pittsburgh, PAPPG Paints Arena
August 05, 2018Detroit, MILittle Caesars Arena
August 07, 2018Montreal, QuébecCentre Bell
August 08, 2018Toronto, OntarioAir Canada Centre
August 09, 2018London, OntarioBudweiser Gardens
August 11, 2018Columbus, OHSchottenstein Center
August 13, 2018Chicago, ILUnited Center – SOLD OUT
August 14, 2018Chicago, ILUnited Center
August 16, 2018Kansas City, MOSprint Center
August 17, 2018Indianapolis, INBankers Life Fieldhouse
August 19, 2018St. Paul, MNXcel Energy Center
August 20, 2018Omaha, NECenturyLink Center
August 21, 2018Sioux Falls, SDDenny Sanford Premier Center
August 24, 2018Seattle, WAKeyArena
August 25, 2018Portland, ORModa Center
August 27, 2018Oakland, CAOracle Arena
August 28, 2018Sacramento, CAGolden 1 Center
August 30, 2018Los Angeles, CAThe Forum – SOLD OUT
August 31, 2018Los Angeles, CAThe Forum
September 01, 2018San Diego, CAViejas Arena
September 02, 2018Las Vegas, NVT-Mobile Arena
September 04, 2018Salt Lake City, UTVivint Smart Home Arena
September 05, 2018Denver, COPepsi Center
September 07, 2018Boise, IDFord Idaho Center
September 08, 2018Calgary, AlbertaScotiabank Saddledome*
September 09, 2018Edmonton, AlbertaRogers Place*