Smashing Pumpkins announce November UK tour

Seven-night tour includes two nights at O2 Academy Brixton

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Smashing Pumpkins have announced a UK tour for November.

The band, who now consist of singer Billy Corgan, Jeff Schroeder on guitar, Nicola Fiorentino on bass and Mike Byrne on drums, will play seven dates on the tour.

These begin in Manchester at the O2 Apollo on November 11 and end at the O2 Academy Birmingham on November 19. The run also includes two nights at London‘s O2 Academy Brixton on November 15 and 16.


The tour is in support of the band’s ninth album ‘Oceania’, which is due to be released in late 2011.

The dates are the band’s first in the UK since 2008, when they undertook a five-date arena tour. They are also the band’s first UK shows since their reformation without drummer Jimmy Chamberlain, who left in 2009.

Smashing Pumpkins will play:


Manchester O2 Apollo (November 11)

Glasgow O2 Academy (13)

Newcastle O2 Academy (14)

London O2 Academy Brixton (15, 16)

Sheffield O2 Academy (18)

Birmingham O2 Academy (19)

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