The Smashing Pumpkins have announced a North American leg of “The World is a Vampire Tour.” Interpol, Stone Temple Pilots, and Rival Sons join as special guests.
“I grew up in a world where I needed to know bands like Siouxsie and the Banshees and The Cure existed, it meant there was a place for people like me to hang out and belong. That’s what The World Is A Vampire is about,” Smashing Pumpkins’ frontman Billy Corgan said in a statement. “Bringing back that sense of community. If you don’t fit in, you belong here. It’s about having a shared experience and respecting others, but ultimately having fun. A true alternative festival, where all the self-proclaimed weirdos and outsiders of the world can get together and have a party.”
Additionally, each date will feature professional wrestling matches from Corgan’s National Wrestling Alliance (NWA).
The 26-date outing kicks off August 1st in Salt Lake City, Utah and wraps up September 9th in Noblesville, Indiana. An artist pre-sale kicks off today, followed by a Live Nation pre-sale on Thursday, March 30th. General sale starts Friday, March 31st. Check out all the dates below.
Prior to their North American tour, Smashing Pumpkins will tour Australia with special guest Jane’s Addiction. Check out those dates here. Smashing Pumpkins are touring in support of the third and final act of their three-part opera Atum, which arrives on May 5th. In anticipation of its release, the band have shared new single “Spellbinding,” which you can hear below.