The Smashing Pumpkins return to Manchester. The Chicago band will be arriving in the UK this November ahead of the release of their new album Oceania. Singer/guitarist Billy Corgan, guitarist Jeff Schroeder, drummer Mike Byrne and bassist Nicole Fiorentino have spent 2011 working on the new 13 track record which they’re calling “an album within an album”. This will be the band’s first full collection of new material since 2007’s Zeitgeist and is part of their ongoing 44-song concept record Teargarden By Kaleidyscope.
Back in 2009, frontman Billy Corgan revealed that their new material “harkens back to the original psychedelic roots of The Smashing Pumpkins; atmospheric, melodic, heavy and pretty.” In November fans will be able to find out first hand if it lives up to his promise. The Smashing Pumpkins kick off their 2011 UK tour in Manchester on Friday November 11. Full details can be found below.
riday 11 November Manchester O2 Apollo 0844 477 7677
Sunday 13 November Glasgow O2 Academy 0844 499 9990
Monday 14 November Newcastle O2 Academy 0844 477 2000
Tuesday 15 November London O2 Academy Brixton 0844 477 2000
Wednesday 16 November London O2 Academy Brixton 0844 477 2000
Friday 18 November Sheffield O2 Academy 0844 477 2000
Saturday 19 November Birmingham O2 Academy 0844 477 2000
Tickets are onsale Friday 9th September at 10am – www.gigsandtours.com / 0844 811 0051
Words by Simon Bland.