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Smashing Pumpkins Kaleidyscope Tour 2011

The Smashing Pumpkins will be taking to the road in late 2011 for the Kaleidyscope Tour.  Original front man, Bill Corgan, will lead the group one again, as he has done for the last 20+ years.  He is the only original member of the 90’s alternative rock group.  The other most senior member of the group, Jeff Schroeder, has been with the band since 2007.  Joining those two are drummer Mike Byrne and bassist Nicole Fiorentino.  The original band members include James Iha, Jimmy Chamberlin, D’arcy Wretzky and Melissa Auf der Maur.

The Kaleidyscope Tour will feature songs both new and old from the band’s multi-decade history.  The Tour will pass through most of the major U.S. concert scenes and starts out in LA on October 5th and concludes the 22nd of the same month in Upper Darby, PA.  A new album called, Oceania, will be released after the first songs are heard in November 2011.  Corgan calls this album an “album within an album” as its part of the 44-track Kaleidyscope concept album.  Individual songs from Kaleidyscope have been released for free over the internet since December 2009.

Other big things in the works for Pumpkins include an entire remaster and reissue of the entire album catalog.  The releases will start with Gish, Siamese Dream, and Pisces Iscariot in late 2011.[ Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, The Aeroplane Flies High, and Adore will be released in 2012, and finishing out, Machina/The Machines of God and the yet commercially unreleased Machina II/Friends and Enemies of Modern Music are expected to be combined, remixed and released in 2013.

Public tickets went on sale a few different weekends in August. 

Smashing Pumpkins itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

October 5 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
October 7 Oakland, CA Fox Theater
October 8 Las Vegas, NV The Cosmopolitan
October 10 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
October 13 Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theatre
October 14 Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre
October 15 Detroit, MI The Fillmore Detroit
October 17 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
October 18 New York, NY Terminal 5
October 19 Providence, RI Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
October 21 Boston, MA Orpheum Theatre
October 22 Upper Darby, PA Tower Theatre