Today is the greatest — not because Smashing Pumpkins are back with a mostly original lineup but because it gives us a reason to Google image search for that time Billy Corgan was super pissed while riding Disneyland’s Thunder Mountain Railroad. Oh, and the time he stopped by Infowars to chat with fellow nutjob Alex Jones and make comparisons between “social justice warriors” and the KKK.But, the “Shiny And Oh So Bright” tour isn't about that. This morning founding members Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin, and James Iha announced their first tour since 2000 as the Smashing Pumpkins — the band we wish we still liked. The tour will infect 36-cities and will kick off in Glendale, AZ on July 12. But don’t worry, they’re coming to Little Caesars Arena Sunday, Aug. 5.
“This show and staging will be unlike any we’ve ever done, and will feature a set unlike any we’ve ever played." Corgan says in a press release, "For if this is a chance at a new beginning, we plan on ushering it in with a real bang,”Tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 23 at 10 a.m. and will range from $29-$125 and will be made available via 313presents.com, Livenation.com, as well as Fox Theatre and Little Caesars Arena box offices.
Get our top picks for the best events in metro Detroit every Thursday morning. Sign up for our Events Newsletter.
We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.
Email us at email@example.com.
Support Local Journalism.
Join the Detroit Metro Times Press Club
Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.
Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.
Join the Metro Times Press Club for as little as $5 a month.