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The Smashing Pumpkins To Launch World Tour In March, To Tour Through August


THE SMASHING PUMPKINS will launch a world tour March 23 through August 11 with concerts in the U.S., Europe, U.K., Japan and Mexico. The band–singer/guitarist BILLY CORGAN, guitarist JEFF SCHROEDER, drummer MIKE BYRNE and bassist NICOLE FIORENTINO–will perform songs encompassing their iconic body of work including songs from their acclaimed 2012 album OCEANIA, which entered the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at #4 and earned the #1 spot on the Independent Albums Chart. As they were on the 2012 tour, the PUMPKINS will be backed by visuals prepared by Sean Evans, whose most recent project was assisting Roger Waters on the newest staging of “The Wall.” The band is using new technology in video-mapping to create something new and previously unseen.

2013 Tour Dates:

DATE                          VENUE                                                                       CITY

*+March 23, 2013        Cumbre Tajin Festival                                                Mexico

April 29, 2013              King Center for the Performing Arts                          Melbourne, FL

May 2, 2013                St Augustine Amphitheater                                        St Augustine, FL

*May 3, 2013               Funshine Music Festival                                            Tampa, FL

*May 5, 2013               Beale Street Music Festival                                       Memphis, TN

May 7, 2013                Red Hat Amphitheater w/AWOLNATION                     Raleigh, NC

May 8, 2013                Time Warner Amphitheater w/AWOLNATION              Charlotte, NC

May 10, 2013              Chastain Amphitheater                                               Atlanta, GA

*May 11, 2013             Gulfport Music Festival                                               Gulfport, MS

May 14, 2013              Palladium                                                                    Dallas, TX

*May 18, 2013             Rock on the Range                                                    Columbus, OH

Confirmed International Dates – more to be added soon:

DATE                          VENUE                                   CITY

June 20, 2013             Live Music Hall                       Cologne, Germany

*June 21-23, 2013      Southside Festival                  Germany

*June 21-23, 2013      Hurricane Festival                  Germany

June 24, 2013             Zenith  Paris,                          France

June 25, 2013             Zenith  Nantes,                       France

June 27, 2013             Razzmatazz                            Barcelona, Spain

*June 28, 2013            Azkena Music                         Festival

July 1, 2013                Academy                                Manchester, UK

July 2, 2013                Academy                                Glasgow, UK

July 4, 2013                Zenith  Lille,                            France

*July 5, 2013               Eurockennes Festival             France

*July 6, 2013               Beauregard Festival               France

July 9, 2013                Rockhal                                   Luxembourg

July 10, 2013              Open Air Arena                       Vienna, Austria

*July 12, 2013             Pohoda Festival                      Slovakia

*July 14, 2013             Rock in Roma Festival            Italy

July 16, 2013              Theatre Antique                      Vienne, France

*July 17, 2013             Carcasonne Festival               France

*July 18, 2013             Mares Vivas Festival               Portugal

*July 20, 2013             Gurten Festival                       Switzerland

*July 21, 2013             Dour Music Festival                Belgium

July 22, 2013              Wembley Arena                      London, UK

*August 10, 2013        Summer Sonic                        Osaka, Japan

*August 11, 2013        Summer Sonic                        Tokyo, Japan

*+ designates show will not feature visuals by Sean Evans.
* designates festival