The band, which features guitarist/vocalist Billy Corgan along with guitarist Jeff Schroeder, drummer Mike Byrne and bassist Nicole Fiorentino, will be playing its latest release, Oceania, in full followed by classic Pumpkin tunes and deep cuts. The performance will feature visuals from Sean Evans using new technology in video-mapping. Evans recently helped Roger Waters put together the latest staging of “The Wall” tour.
Oceania, described as “an album within an album,” was released in June as part of the band’s 44-song work-in-progress Teargarden By Kaleidyscope project.
Before visiting the provinces, The Smashing Pumpkins have a few gigs in Mexico scheduled next month – Sept. 22 in Mexico City and Sept. 23 in Monterrey.
The Canadian tour begins Oct. 2 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Check out the routing below.
Oct. 2 – Winnipeg, Manitoba, MTS Centre
Oct. 4 – Calgary, Alberta, Scotiabank Saddledome
Oct. 5 – Edmonton, Alberta, Rexall Place
Oct. 7 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Rogers Arena
Oct. 25 – Toronto, Ontario, Air Canada Centre
Oct. 28 – Montreal, Quebec, TBA
A limited amount of VIP packages are being offered including a three-song backstage performance and Q&A with the band, an autographed limited edition tour poster, a copy of Oceania, and exclusive merch.
A presale for select dates begins Aug. 21. Tickets go on sale to the general public Aug. 24.
For more information visit SmashingPumpkins.com or the individual venue websites.