The Smashing Pumpkins have set dates for their 20th anniversary tour.
“I am extremely proud of the work we have done,” said Smashing Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin. “It certainly doesn’t seem like 20 years! The Pumpkins will always be about moving forward and although I’m excited to play these shows, I’m just as excited to move our music into the next decade.”
The band also will perform its song "G.L.O.W." on the ABC-TV program "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Oct. 24, 2008. The song will be released via the upcoming Guitar Hero World Tour game, marking the first time a band has recorded a new song exclusively for the franchise which will be released afterwards, giving Guitar Hero fans exclusive access to Smashing Pumpkins music before anyone else. The new track, bundled with two other rocking Smashing Pumpkins hits — “1979” and “The Everlasting Gaze” — will be available post-launch of the game as a three-song downloaded content pack. Additionally, on-disc with the release of Guitar Hero World Tour this fall, Corgan will appear as an in-game character and will bring with him “Today,” the band’s smash hit from their pivotal and four-times platinum 1993 album Siamese Dream.
Before the anniversary tour’s kick-off, the Pumpkins will make a return performance at the annual Bridge School benefit hosted by Neil Young in Shoreline, Callif., on Oct. 26, 2008, (the second of the two-night engagement). The band last performed at this annual event–benefiting children with severe speech and physical impairments in 1999.
The band’s upcoming two-DVD set If All Goes Wrong is due out Nov. 11, 2008 and consists of a 105-minute documentary, also titled If All Goes Wrong, plus The Fillmore Residency, a full concert filmed in late July and early August of 2007 over five of the 11 sold-out nights at the famed Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco.
Tour dates, cities and venues include:
Nov. 1 — Cleveland, Palace Theatre
Nov. 11 — Toronto, Massey Hall
Nov. 4 — Toronto, Massey Hall
Nov. 6 — New York, United Palace Theatre
Nov. 7 — New York, United Palace Theatre
Nov. 8 — Atlantic City, N.J., Borgata
Nov. 11 — Washington, D.C., DAR Constitution Hall
Nov. 12 — Washington, D.C., DAR Constitution Hall
Nov. 14 — Boston, Wang Center
Nov. 15 — Boston, Wang Center
Nov. 16 — Uncasville, Conn., Mohegan Sun Arena
Nov. 18 — Chicago, Chicago Theatre
Nov. 19 — Chicago, Chicago Theatre
Nov. 21 — Chicago, Auditorium Theatre
Nov. 22 — Chicago, Auditorium Theatre
Nov. 26 — St. Louis, Fox Theatre
Nov. 30 — San Diego, RIMAC Arena
Dec. 2 — Los Angeles, Gibson Amphitheatre
Dec. 3 — Los Angeles, Gibson Amphitheatre
For more information, visit www.smashingpumpkins.com or www.myspace.com/smashingpumpkins