This weekend marks the 25th anniversary of the Smashing Pumpkins’ landmark album, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, and the band has big plans for its celebration.
Frontman Billy Corgan has confirmed plans for a 33-song sequel concept album to Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, due for release in late 2021. The new LP will wrap up a trilogy that includes the 1995 album and 2000’s Machina. The band will also embark on an anniversary world arena tour.
Originally, the band planned to announce the tour this Friday, but due to the pandemic they’ll detail the trek at a later date. Instead, Corgan and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin will participate in a Zoom chat Friday, October 23rd where they’ll discuss Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness and answer fan questions. Register for the event here.
Meanwhile, Smashing Pumpkins are preparing to release their new album, CYR, on November 27th. Corgan is also premiering his new animated series titled In Ashes.