Smashing Pumpkins Announce Reunion Tour

Smashing Pumpkins have announced a reunion tour. The North American trek—dubbed the Shiny and Oh So Bright tour—will be the first in 18 years to feature original members Jimmy Chamberlin on drums and James Iha on guitar.

The massive arena tour will take the group across the United States—with stops in Montreal and Toronto—from mid-July through early September, and will exclusively feature material from the band's first five albums.

“Some 30 years ago, as The Smashing Pumpkins, James Iha and I began a musical journey in the cramped rear bedroom of my father's house," Corgan said in a press release. "And so it's magic to me that we're able to coalesce once more around the incredible Jimmy Chamberlin, to celebrate those songs we've made together."

Notably, the tour will not feature original bassist D'arcy Wretzky, with whom the band has been feuding in the press in the days leading up to the tour's announcement. The band claims that Wretzky turned down an invitation to join the tour, an invitation Wretzky claims was never extended. In any case though, the original members will be joined by longtime guitarist Jeff Schroeder, and sport a three-guitar lineup, according to the press release. The band's bassist for the tour has not yet been announced.

“This show and staging will be unlike any we've ever done, and will feature a set unlike any we've ever played," Corgan added. "For if this is a chance at a new beginning, we plan on ushering it in with a real bang.”

Tickets for the tour will go on sale to the general public next Friday, February 23, through the band's website.

You can check out the full itinerary, and a teaser for the tour, below.

Smashing Pumpkins: Shiny and Oh So Bright 2018 Tour

  • 07-12 Glendale, AZ - Gila River Arena
  • 07-14 Oklahoma City, OK - Chesapeake Energy Arena
  • 07-16 Austin, TX - Frank Erwin Center
  • 07-17 Houston, TX - Toyota Center
  • 07-18 Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
  • 07-20 Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
  • 07-21 Louisville, KY - KFC Yum! Center
  • 07-22 Atlanta, GA - Infinite Energy Arena
  • 07-24 Miami, FL - American Airlines Arena
  • 07-25 Tampa, FL - Amalie Arena
  • 07-27 Baltimore, MD - Royal Farms Arena
  • 07-28 Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
  • 07-29 Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
  • 07-31 Boston, MA - TD Garden
  • 08-01 New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
  • 08-04 Pittsburgh, PA - PPG Paints Arena
  • 08-05 Detroit, MI - Little Caesars Arena
  • 08-07 Montreal, Quebec - Centre Bell
  • 08-08 Toronto, Ontario - Air Canada Centre
  • 08-11 Columbus, OH - Schottenstein Center
  • 08-13 Chicago, IL - United Center
  • 08-16 Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
  • 08-17 Indianapolis, IN - Bankers Life Fieldhouse
  • 08-19 St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center
  • 08-20 Omaha, NE - CenturyLink Center
  • 08-21 Sioux Falls, SD - Denny Sanford Premier Center
  • 08-24 Seattle, WA - KeyArena
  • 08-25 Portland, OR - Moda Center
  • 08-27 Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena
  • 08-28 Sacramento, CA - Golden 1 Center
  • 08-30 Los Angeles, CA - The Forum
  • 09-01 San Diego, CA - Viejas Arena
  • 09-02 Las Vegas, NV - T-Mobile Arena
  • 09-04 Salt Lake City, UT - Vivint Smart Home Arena
  • 09-05 Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
  • 09-07 Boise, ID - Ford Idaho Center

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.