Billy Corgan’s new incarnation of The Smashing Pumpkins have sold out their UK comeback show within minutes.
The band will play London’s Shepherds Bush Empire on June 19, a tiny venue compared to the stadiums the band have played in the past.
The intimate show will be the first chance fans in the UK will have of hearing material from the new studio album “Zeitgeist” – which is not released until July 2.
Billy Corgan and Jimmy Chamberlin will be joined ostage by Jeff Schroeder (guitar), Ginger Reyes (bass) and Lisa Harriton (keyboards) in the band’s new line-up.
The one-off gig in London is their first in the UK since they disbanded in 2000. They played the Paris Rex Theatre last week, their first show in Europe.
The Smashing Pumpkins will also headline the Carling Leeds festival on August 24 and two days later, the Carling Reading festival 26.