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Smashing Pumpkins Unveil 20th Anniversary Tour


Though only two members of the original band remain — alt-rock overlord Billy Corgan and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin — Smashing Pumpkins have unveiled the itinerary for a 20th anniversary tour celebrating their birth way back in 1988.

Kicking off in Cleveland November 1, the 19-date tour will take the Pumpkins through multi-night stands in Toronto, New York, Washington D.C., Boston, Kansas City, and Los Angeles — plus, a four-night stay in the group’s hometown of Chicago. Each extended engagement will include entirely different set lists with no songs repeated between night one — dubbed “Black Sunshine” — and night two, called “White Crosses.”

In related news, the Pumpkins are also gearing up for the dual release of a new single, “G.L.O.W.” — being premiered live on Jimmy Kimmel Live Oct. 24 and featured on the upcoming Guitar Hero World Tour game — and a two-DVD set, If All Goes Wrong, featuring both a documentary and a full concert film.

Smashing Pumpkins 20th Anniversary tour dates:
11/1, Cleveland, OH (Palace Theatre)
11/3, Toronto, Ontario (Massey Hall)
11/4, Toronto, Ontario (Massey Hall)
11/6, New York, NY (United Palace Theatre)
11/7, New York, NY (United Palace Theatre)
11/8, Atlantic City, NJ (Borgata)
11/11, Washington, DC (DAR Constitution Hall)
11/12, Washington, DC (DAR Constitution Hall)
11/14, Boston, MA (Wang Center)
11/15, Boston, MA (Wang Center)
11/16, Uncasville, CT (Mohegan Sun Arena)
11/18, Chicago, IL (Chicago Theatre)
11/19, Chicago, IL (Chicago Theatre)
11/21, Chicago, IL (Auditorium Theatre)
11/22, Chicago, IL(Auditorium Theatre)
11/26, St. Louis, MO (Fox Theatre)
11/30, San Diego, CA (RIMAC Arena)
12/2, Los Angeles, CA (Gibson Amphitheatre)
12/3, Los Angeles, CA (Gibson Amphitheatre)