The Smashing Pumpkins Unveil 2023 'The World is a Vampire Tour'

The Smashing Pumpkins 2023 Tour

The Smashing Pumpkins have been a staple of alternative rock music since their formation in Chicago in 1988. Their sound, characterized by heavy guitar riffs, dynamic vocal performances, and intricate song structures, has earned them legions of fans around the world. Now, in 2023, they're gearing up for "The World is a Vampire" tour which will take them to venues across North America. But before we get into that, let's take a closer look at the history of this legendary band.

The Early Years

The Smashing Pumpkins were founded by guitarist and vocalist Billy Corgan, who had previously played in a number of bands in the Chicago area. In the late 1980s, he began working on a new project that would become the Smashing Pumpkins. He was joined by bassist D'arcy Wretzky and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, and the trio began playing shows around the city.

In 1991, the band released their debut album, Gish. The album was well-received by critics and helped establish the band's unique sound. The following year, they released their breakthrough album, Siamese Dream. The album featured hit singles like "Today" and "Cherub Rock" and cemented the band's place in the alternative rock landscape.

In 1995, the Smashing Pumpkins released Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, a double album that included hits like "1979" and "Tonight, Tonight." The album was a massive commercial success, selling over 10 million copies worldwide, and earned the band multiple Grammy nominations.

Despite their success, the Smashing Pumpkins were not immune to internal conflicts. In 1996, Wretzky left the band, and the remaining members struggled to find a replacement. They eventually settled on Melissa Auf der Maur, who played bass on their next album, Adore.

Later Years and Hiatus

Throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s, the Smashing Pumpkins continued to release albums and tour, but their popularity began to wane. In 2000, they released Machina/The Machines of God, which was intended to be their final album. However, they reunited in 2007 and released a new album, Zeitgeist, the following year.

In 2009, the band announced that they would be going on an indefinite hiatus, and Corgan began focusing on his solo career. However, in 2018, the Smashing Pumpkins announced that they would be reuniting with Chamberlin and original guitarist James Iha for a tour celebrating the band's 30th anniversary.

The band's reunion tour was a huge success, and in 2023, they're hitting the road again with a new album in tow.

Atum: A Rock Opera in Three Acts

On April 21st, 2023, the Smashing Pumpkins will release their latest album, Atum: A Rock Opera in Three Acts. The album is a concept album that tells the story of a man's journey through the afterlife. It features 23 tracks, including the recently released single, "Beguiled"

In a press release, Corgan described the album as "a culmination of everything we've done as a band." He went on to say, "It's an epic, sprawling work that takes the listener on a journey through life, death, and rebirth. We put everything we had into this album, and we can't wait for our fans to hear it."

The Smashing Pumpkins "The World is a Vampire" Tour

The Smashing Pumpkins have announced their highly anticipated 2023 "The World is A Vampire" Tour, and fans couldn't be more excited. This tour will be extra special as it will feature not one, not two, but three amazing guest acts at select shows - Interpol, Stone Temple Pilots, and Rival Sons.

2023 Tour Schedule:

  • July 28, 2023 - The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan - Las Vegas, Nevada
  • July 30, 2023 - The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan - Las Vegas, Nevada
  • August 01, 2023 - USANA Amphitheatre - Salt Lake City, Utah
  • August 03, 2023 - Shoreline Amphitheatre - Mountain View, California
  • August 05, 2023 - White River Amphitheatre - Auburn, Washington
  • August 06, 2023 - Hayden Homes Amphitheater - Bend, Oregon
  • August 07, 2023 - Toyota Amphitheatre - Wheatland, California
  • August 09, 2023 - FivePoint Amphitheatre - Irvine, California
  • August 10, 2023 - North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre - Chula Vista, California
  • August 11, 2023 - Yaamava’ Resort & Casino - Highland, California
  • August 13, 2023 - Isleta Amphitheater - Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • August 15, 2023 - Dos Equis Pavillion - Dallas, Texas
  • August 16, 2023 - Walmart AMP - Rogers, Arkansas
  • August 17, 2023 – The Orion Amphitheater - Huntsville, Alabama
  • August 19, 2023 - iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre - West Palm Beach, Florida
  • August 20, 2023 - MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre - Tampa, Florida
  • August 22, 2023 - PNC Music Pavilion - Charlotte, North Carolina
  • August 24, 2023 - PNC Bank Arts Center - Holmdel, New Jersey
  • August 25, 2023 - Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion - Gilford, New Hampshire
  • August 30, 2023 - Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater - Wantagh, New York
  • August 31, 2023 - Jiffy Lube Live - Bristow, Virginia
  • September 02, 2023 - Budweiser Stage - Toronto, Ontario
  • September 03, 2023 - Canadian Tire Centre - Ottawa, Ontario
  • September 06, 2023 - Pine Knob Music Theatre - Clarkston, Michigan
  • September 08, 2023 - FirstBank Amphitheater - Franklin, Tennessee
  • September 09, 2023 - Ruoff Music Center - Noblesville, Indiana

The tour is set to kick off on July 28th at The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, NV and will hit a total of 27 cities across North America before wrapping up on September 9th at the Ruoff Music Center in Noblesville, IN. With such a jam-packed lineup, fans can expect a night filled with high energy, amazing music, and unforgettable performances.  Be sure to check out the for all you ticket needs!

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