GRAMMY® Award-winning, acclaimed alternative rock pioneers, The Smashing Pumpkins have 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.

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.

Tour Dates:

07/12 – Glendale – Gila River Arena
07/14 – Oklahoma City – Chesapeake Energy Arena
07/16 – Austin – Frank Erwin Center
07/17 – Houston – Toyota Center
07/18 – Dallas – American Airlines Center
07/20 – Nashville – Bridgestone Arena
07/21 – Louisville – KFC Yum! Center*
07/22 – Atlanta – Infinite Energy Arena
07/24 – Miami – AmericanAirlines Arena
07/25 – Tampa – Amalie Arena
07/27 – Baltimore – Royal Farms Arena
07/28 – Philadelphia – Wells Fargo Center
07/29 – Uncasville – Mohegan Sun Arena
07/31 – Boston – TD Garden
08/01 – New York City – Madison Square Garden
08/02 – Holmdel – PNC Bank Arts Center#
08/04 – Pittsburgh – PPG Paints Arena
08/05 – Detroit – Little Caesars Arena
08/07 – Montreal – Centre Bell
08/08 – Toronto – Air Canada Centre
08/09 – London – Budweiser Gardens
08/11 – Columbus – Schottenstein Center
08/13 – Chicago – United Center – SOLD OUT
08/14 – Chicago – United Center
08/16 – Kansas City – Sprint Center
08/17 – Indianapolis – Bankers Life Fieldhouse
08/19 – St. Paul – Xcel Energy Center
08/20 – Omaha – CenturyLink Center
08/21 – Sioux Falls – Denny Sanford Premier Center
08/24 – Seattle – KeyArena
08/25 – Portland – Moda Center
08/27 – Oakland – Oracle Arena
08/28 – Sacramento – Golden 1 Center
08/30 – Los Angeles – The Forum – SOLD OUT
08/31 – Los Angeles – The Forum
09/01 – San Diego – Viejas Arena
09/02 – Las Vegas – T-Mobile Arena
09/04 – Salt Lake City – Vivint Smart Home Arena
09/05 – Denver – Pepsi Center
09/07 – Boise – Ford Idaho Center
09/08 – Calgary – Scotiabank Saddledome*
09/09 – Edmonton – Rogers Place*

*Without Metric
# 30th Anniversary Show

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.