Smashing Pumpkins Announce Special 30th Anniversary Shows

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Following their Shiny and Oh So Bright reunion tour, Smashing Pumpkins have announced a string of 30th anniversary live shows that will kick off November 28 in Madison, Wisconsin. Tickets for the shows will be available at beginning 10:00am local time on Friday, October 5.

As previously reported, Smashing Pumpkins have officially announced a new album, Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun, due out November 18. The record is the band's first in 18 years to feature Billy Corgan alongside original members James Iha and Jimmy Chamberlin. Also part of the lineup is longtime Pumpkins guitarist Jeff Schroeder.

Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun was recorded at Shangri La Studios in Malibu with producer Rick Rubin. The effort boasts eight new tracks, including “Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)” and “Solara.” You can pre-order the album here.

The 30th anniversary tour dates are:

October 16, 2018 - London, UK - Wembley Arena

October 18, 2018 - Bologna, IT - Unipol Arena

November 28, 2018 - Madison, WI - The Sylvee

November 30, 2018 - Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom - SOLD OUT

December 01, 2018 - St. Louis, MO - Stifel Theatre

December 02, 2018 - Tulsa, OK - Brady Theater

December 04, 2018 - San Antonio, TX - Sunken Garden Theater

December 06, 2018 - Tucson, AZ - The Rialto Theatre

December 07, 2018 - Phoenix, AZ - Mesa Amphitheatre

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.