Smashing Pumpkins Announce Spring Headline Tour

Before they hit the road opening for Guns N Roses this summer, Smashing Pumpkins will embark on their own spring tour.

The Rock Invasion 2 tour, which finds the band playing more rock-centric setlists that span their discography, kicks off April 23rd in Louisville, Kentucky. The tour will make stops in Indianapolis, Nashville, East Moline, and Hollywood before it wraps in Greensboro, North Carolina on May 8th.

The new dates coincide with their festival appearances Memphis’ Beale Street Music Festival and Atlanta’s Shaky Knees Music Festival.

“It’s been a good while since we’ve played a straight-up, bare-knuckle rock and roll show — one that avoids little in the way of raw power,” Billy Corgan said in a statement. “So note: this tour won’t be for those faint of heart and will certainly echo the dynamic modes in which we built our live reputation.”

Ticket for most dates go on sale Friday, March 6th at 10 AM local time. Check out the dates below.

Smashing Pumpkins embarked on the first Rock Invasion tour in 1994 in support of their album, Siamese Dream. Recently, Billy Corgan said the band is planning to release a double album later this year.

Smashing Pumpkins 2020 Tour Dates:

04/23 – Louisville, KY @ Louisville Palace
04/25 – Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live
04/26 – Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre
04/28 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
04/29 – East Moline, IL @ The Rust Belt
05/01 – Memphis, TN @ Beale Street Music Festival
05/02 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Music Festival
05/03 – Hollywood, FL @ Hard Rock Live
05/05 – North Charleston, NC @ North Charleston Coliseum & Performing Arts Center
05/06 – Columbia, SC @ The Township Auditorium
05/08 – Greensboro, NC @ Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts

 

Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, The Crypt 1331, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Reality-Comics. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Marilyn Manson, and Green Day.

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