Band confirm first gigs in seven years
Smashing Pumpkins have confirmed that their first headline shows of 2007 will be at two German festivals in early June.
They will headline Rock Am Ring, in Nürburg on June 2, and at Rock Im Park, in Nuremberg on June 3.
As previously reported on www.uncut.co.uk, the band – fronted by guitarist and singer Billy Corgan – have reformed, seven years after disbanding.
Other bands confirmed to play alongside the Pumpkins at the festivals include Muse, Arctic Monkeys and My Chemical Romance.
Corgan, working once more with the band’s original drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, has yet to confirm who will replace guitarist James Iha and bassist Melissa Auf Der Maur in the new line-up.
A new Smashing Pumpkins album is pencilled in for release this summer, and more festival appearances are expected to be confirmed soon.