The Smashing Pumpkins reveal plans for fall tour

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The Smashing Pumpkins have revealed plans for a tour that will bring them to New England this fall. The Chicago-based rock favorites will play Boston’s Orpheum Theatre on Friday, October 21. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $39.50 to $59.50, will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Live Nation. Fancy Space People and Light FM will open the show.

Singer/guitarist Billy Corgan will lead a new look Smashing Pumpkins featuring guitarist Jeff Schroeder, drummer Mike Byrne and bassist Nicole Fiorentino. The tour, which will hit intimate venues in just 12 cities, is described in a press release as “a warm-up to a big year of touring for the band in 2012”. Fans can expect the band to perform a mix of greatest hits, deep cuts and a few songs from their forthcoming album, Oceania.

The Pumpkins are now hard at work putting the finishing touches on Oceania, which will mark their first full album since 2007’s Zeitgeist. Oceania is “an album within an album”, part of their in-progress 44-song work “Teargarden By Kaleidyscope”. Featuring 13 new songs, Oceania will be released in early 2012.

Also this fall, EMI Music will honor the legacy of The Smashing Pumpkins with an extensive campaign that will see the iconic band’s albums from 1991-2000 reissued in fully remastered deluxe versions, each with bonus material. The reissues will start in November with the band’s 1991 debut album Gish and 1993’s Siamese Dream, and continue over the next couple of years with the rest of the band’s early catalouge.

Prior to the Boston show, The Smashing Pumpkins will perform at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel in Providence, Rhode Island on Wednesday, October 19. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $45 to $55, are now on sale through etix.com

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