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Smashing Pumpkins Booked for Two Letterman Appearances

The Smashing Pumpkins will make their first televised performance since 2000 when they bookend the week of July 9 on The Late Show with David Letterman. The group will perform Monday, July 9, and Friday, July 13.

These appearances coincide with the July 10 release of Zeitgeist (Martha’s Music/Reprise), the band’s sixth album and first of new material since 2000. Zeitgeist features the single “Tarantula,” currently on Billboard’s Hot Modern Rock and Hot Mainstream Rock charts.

In addition, the band has just wrapped almost a month’s worth of overseas dates, where it alternated festival headlining performances with headlining shows. The band features two of its key founding members, singer and guitarist Billy Corgan and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin. For this tour, the duo are joined by guitarist Jeff Schroeder, bassist Ginger Reyes and keyboardist Lisa Harriton.

Later this month, the Pumpkins will play a nine-show residency at the Orange Peel in Asheville, NC, and an 11-show run at the historic Fillmore in San Francisco. Set lists will vary from night to night and include songs that didn’t make it onto Zeitgeist as well as tunes written the day of the show.

For more information, visit smashingpumpkins.com and myspace.com/smashingpumpkins

Tour Dates

June
23 Asheville, NC, Orange Peel
24 Asheville, NC, Orange Peel
26 Asheville, NC, Orange Peel
27 Asheville, NC, Orange Peel
29 Asheville, NC, Orange Peel
30 Asheville, NC, Orange Peel

July
2 Asheville, NC, Orange Peel
3 Asheville, NC, Orange Peel
5 Asheville, NC, Orange Peel
7 E. Rutherford, NJ, Live Earth, Giants Stadium
15 San Francisco, CA, the Fillmore
16 San Francisco, CA, the Fillmore
18 San Francisco, CA, the Fillmore
22 San Francisco, CA, the Fillmore
24 San Francisco, CA, the Fillmore
25 San Francisco, CA, the Fillmore
27 San Francisco, CA, the Fillmore
28 San Francisco, CA, the Fillmore
30 San Francisco, CA, the Fillmore
31 San Francisco, CA, the Fillmore

August
1 San Francisco, CA, the Fillmore
5 Washington, DC, V Festival at Pimlico Park
17 Hasselt, Belgium, Kempische Steenweg Kiewit
24 Leeds, England, Leeds Festival
26 Reading, England, Reading Festival
29 Athens, Greece, Terra Vibe Park

September
1 Istanbul, Turkey Hezarfen Airfield
8 Montreal, QC V Festival
9 Toronto, ON Toronto Island Park

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