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Smashing Pumpkins announce 30th anniversary tour dates

The shows also coincide with the release of a new LP featuring the band's founding members

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    Smashing Pumpkins will return to the road later this year for a series of dates celebrating the 30th anniversary of the band’s creation.

    Beginning in late November, Billy Corgan, James Iha, and Jimmy Chamberlin plan to set off on a tour of live shows throughout the Midwest and Southwest, starting in Madison, Wisconsin and ending in Phoenix, Arizona. Other destinations include the band’s hometown of Chicago, St. Louis, and San Antonio.

    (Read: Dissected: The Smashing Pumpkins)

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    The forthcoming jaunt will also serve as a promotional vehicle for Smashing Pumpkins’ latest album, the wordily-titled Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LLP: No Past. No Future. No Sun., which is due out on November 16th.

    Tickets to the newly announced dates go on sale Friday, October 5th. You can also grab them here.

    Of course, all of this comes on the heels of the band’s well-received “Shiny and Oh So Bright Tour”, which marked the trio’s first shows together in two decades. During that jaunt, Smashing Pumpkins staged a special 30th anniversary concert in Holmdel, New Jersey, which featured appearances from Courtney Love, Deftones frontman Chino Moreno, Peter Hook of Joy Division/New Order, and more.

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    The Smashing Pumpkins 2018 Tour Poster:

    Smashing Pumpkins Winter 2018 Tour

    The Smashing Pumpkins 2018 Tour Dates:
    10/16 – London, UK @ Wembley Arena
    10/18 – Bologna, IT @ Unipol Arena
    11/28 – Madison, WI @ The Sylvee
    11/30 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
    12/01 – St. Louis, MO @ Stifel Theatre
    12/02 – Tulsa, IK @ Brady Theater
    12/04 – San Antonio, TX @ Sunken Garden Theater
    12/06 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
    12/07 – Phoenix, AZ @ Mesa Amphitheatre

    Watch the video for “Solara”, the first single off Smashing Pumpkins’ upcoming album, below.

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