Yes, it is true, Pumpkins are Back!
Smashing Pumpkins, who are wrapping up
a residency at Orange Peel in Asheville, N.C., and preparing to start one at San
Francisco's Fillmore, have announced dates for their first full scale tour of
North America since 2000.
The tour kicks off with a pair of festival performances (September 8 in Montreal
and September 9 in Toronto), and will see the band hitting theatres and
amphitheatres in the U.S. and Canada through November.
Smashing Pumpkins Tour Dates...LA To Come
Stops on the schedule include The Pearl in Las Vegas
(September 13), Bayside Amphitheatre in San Diego (September 19), Red Rocks
Amphitheatre near Denver September 30, the Fox Theatre in Detroit (October 7),
the Orpheum Theatre in Boston (October 15-16), and the Ryman Auditorium in
Nashville (November 5).
Tickets go on sale July 14. Fans who pre-order the Pumpkins upcoming album,
Zeitgeist, through iTunes will be eligible to purchase presale tickets
through Ticketmaster. The Smashing Pumpkins' Asheville residency concludes
July 5 and will be followed by an 11-show run at the Fillmore starting July 15,
after which the group will return to Europe for 10 headlining and festival