Billy Corgan will play new material at Paris theatre
The long-awaited return of the Smashing Pumpkins gets closer with the announcement that Billy Corgan and Jimmy Chamberlain will preview new songs at their Paris Grand Rex show on May 22.
The Smashing Pumpkins album entitled “Zeitgeist” is the first new release under the Pumpkins name since “Machina/ The Machines Of God” in 2000.
“Zeitgest” has been co-produced by Corgan, Chamberlain and producers Roy Thomas Baker and Terry Date working separately on different tracks.
The studio album is due for release this July through Reprise records.
The band will play several European festivals and concerts throughout the Summer, including the Carling Reading/ Leeds weekends in the UK.
Paris, France, Grand Rex (May 22)
Landgraaf, Netherlands, Pinkpop (Near Heerlen) (May 28)
Barcelona, Spain, Primavera Sound Festival (May 31)
Nurburgring, Germany, Nurburgring Race Track (June 2)
Nuremberg, Ger Zeppelinfeld (June 3)
Lisbon, Portugal, Super Rock (June 9)
Madrid, Spain, Las Ventas (June 12)
Nickelsdorf, Austria Nova Rock (June 15)
Imola (Venice), Italy Heineken Jammin’ Festival (June 16)
Interlaken, Swtz, Greenfield Festival (June 17)
Washington, DC, V Festival at Pimlico Park (August 8)
Leeds, England, Leeds Festival (August 24)
Reading, England, Reading Festival (August 26)
Toronto, ON, V Festival (September 9)
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