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 www.smashingpumpkins.com, LiveNation.com, 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, 2018||Glendale, AZ||Gila River Arena|
|July 14, 2018||Oklahoma City, OK||Chesapeake Energy Arena|
|July 16, 2018||Austin, TX||Frank Erwin Center|
|July 17, 2018||Houston, TX||Toyota Center|
|July 18, 2018||Dallas, TX||American Airlines Center|
|July 20, 2018||Nashville, TN||Bridgestone Arena|
|July 21, 2018||Louisville, KY||KFC Yum! Center*|
|July 22, 2018||Atlanta, GA||Infinite Energy Arena|
|July 24, 2018||Miami, FL||AmericanAirlines Arena|
|July 25, 2018||Tampa, FL||Amalie Arena|
|July 27, 2018||Baltimore, MD||Royal Farms Arena|
|July 28, 2018||Philadelphia, PA||Wells Fargo Center|
|July 29, 2018||Uncasville, CT||Mohegan Sun Arena|
|July 31, 2018||Boston, MA||TD Garden|
|August 01, 2018||New York City, NY||Madison Square Garden|
|August 02, 2018||Holmdel, NJ||PNC Bank Arts Center#|
|August 04, 2018||Pittsburgh, PA||PPG Paints Arena|
|August 05, 2018||Detroit, MI||Little Caesars Arena|
|August 07, 2018||Montreal, Québec||Centre Bell|
|August 08, 2018||Toronto, Ontario||Air Canada Centre|
|August 09, 2018||London, Ontario||Budweiser Gardens|
|August 11, 2018||Columbus, OH||Schottenstein Center|
|August 13, 2018||Chicago, IL||United Center – SOLD OUT|
|August 14, 2018||Chicago, IL||United Center|
|August 16, 2018||Kansas City, MO||Sprint Center|
|August 17, 2018||Indianapolis, IN||Bankers Life Fieldhouse|
|August 19, 2018||St. Paul, MN||Xcel Energy Center|
|August 20, 2018||Omaha, NE||CenturyLink Center|
|August 21, 2018||Sioux Falls, SD||Denny Sanford Premier Center|
|August 24, 2018||Seattle, WA||KeyArena|
|August 25, 2018||Portland, OR||Moda Center|
|August 27, 2018||Oakland, CA||Oracle Arena|
|August 28, 2018||Sacramento, CA||Golden 1 Center|
|August 30, 2018||Los Angeles, CA||The Forum – SOLD OUT|
|August 31, 2018||Los Angeles, CA||The Forum|
|September 01, 2018||San Diego, CA||Viejas Arena|
|September 02, 2018||Las Vegas, NV||T-Mobile Arena|
|September 04, 2018||Salt Lake City, UT||Vivint Smart Home Arena|
|September 05, 2018||Denver, CO||Pepsi Center|
|September 07, 2018||Boise, ID||Ford Idaho Center|
|September 08, 2018||Calgary, Alberta||Scotiabank Saddledome*|
|September 09, 2018||Edmonton, Alberta||Rogers Place*|