NEWS: The Smashing Pumpkins to play Manchester O2 Apollo in November

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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.

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