Smashing Pumpkins Premiere New Song, "Solara"

A month ahead of their Shiny and Oh So Bright reunion tour, Smashing Pumpkins have premiered a new song, "Solara." The track is the first song original members Billy Corgan, James Iha and Jimmy Chamberlin have recorded together in 18 years. You can check it out above.

The Shiny and Oh So Bright 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.

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

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

You can check out the full itinerary, and a teaser for the tour, below. Be sure to look out for more coverage of Smashing Pumpkins' reunion from GW in the future......

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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.