Smashing Pumpkins Announce Shiny and Oh So Bright 2018 Tour
Be still my 90’s alt-rock loving heart! One of the most influential bands of my teenage years just announced a reunion tour this summer! Three of the four original members of the Smashing Pumpkins just announced that they will be heading out on tour this summer for a 36 date set. The ‘Shiny and Oh So Bright’ tour will kick off July 12 in Glendale, AZ and will wrap up Sept. 7 In Nampa, ID. They will also stop in Dallas, Atlanta, Miami, Philadelphia, NYC, Chicago, Seattle, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Now, I’m not one to spread rumors, but I can only assume that more dates will be added because currently, SP is only set to perform at the United Center in Chicago. That is not Billy’s jam. I’m almost fully confident another secret show will be added to his hometown favorite venue at The Metro. I also wouldn’t’ be surprised if they put in an appearance at Lollapalooza. Billy Corgan will be joined on tour by original members James Iha and Jimmy Chamberlin along with Jeff Schroeder.
Billy has been plenty busy over the years. He’s been touring with his own version of the Smashing Pumpkins for the last 8 years or so. In 2015 he went on his ‘In Plainsong’ North American tour with special guest Liz Phair. It included songs from the entire Pumpkins catalog as well as Zwan songs and some of his solo works. Also in 2015, Billy toured with Marilyn Manson on their ‘The End Times Tour’ which was in conjunction with Manson’s “The Hell Not Hallelujah Tour.’
See below for all upcoming Smashing Pumpkins shows: