THE SMASHING PUMPKINS--singer/guitarist BILLY CORGAN, guitarist JEFF SCHROEDER, drummer MIKE BYRNE and bassist NICOLE FIORENTINO--will embark on a U.S. tour launching October 10 in Seattle, WA with stops in Los Angeles October 14, Chicago October 19 and New York City October 31. The tour will wrap November 4 in Connecticut.

After last Thursday’s performance on “The Tonight Show”--where the group performed “The Celestials”--CORGAN sat down to talk about songs from the new OCEANIA album, the upcoming tour’s visuals, his bandmates and the SMASHING PUMPKINS today. The clip can be seen here.

Look for the band to perform their critically acclaimed album OCEANIA in full and for the second half of the show they’ll play classics and deep cuts from their body of work. 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 PUMPKINS will be using new technology in video-mapping to create something new and previously unseen.

Citi® cardmembers will have access to presale tickets for these shows through September 6 via Citi's Private Pass® Program. For complete presale details, visit www.citiprivatepass.com. General sales information will be announced in each tour market.

A limited amount of VIP Packages will be made available giving fans access to an amazing, exclusive opportunities. In addition to a premium ticket or GA ticket with elevated viewing access, some packages include a 3-song Backstage Performance with the band including a Q&A, an autographed limited edition tour poster, an on-site VIP Concierge, a copy of the new CD OCEANIA, and exclusive merchandise. Visit http://www.smashingpumpkins.com/ or http://www.citiprivatepass.com/ for more information on these VIP Packages.

The PUMPKINS’ confirmed U.S. tour dates:

Date City Venue
Wed 10/10 Everett, WA Comcast Arena
Fri 10/12 San Francisco, CA Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Sat 10/13 San Diego, CA Viejas
Sun 10/14 Los Angeles, CA Gibson
Tue 10/16 Denver, CO 1stBank Center
Thu 10/18 St. Louis, MO Chaifetz Arena
Fri 10/19 Chicago, IL Allstate
Sat 10/20 St Paul, MN Roy Wilkins Auditorium
Tue 10/23 Detroit, MI Palace of Auburn Hills
Sat 10/27 Boston, MA Agganis
Wed 10/31 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Arena
Fri 11/2 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
Sat 11/3 Fairfax, VA Patriot Center
Sun 11/4 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun

OCEANIA (Martha’s Music/EMI Label Services/Caroline Distribution) was created by the band at Corgan’s private studio in Chicago as a true album experience for listeners to fully immerse themselves in. The powerful 13-song collection was produced by Corgan and Bjorn Thorsrud and mixed by David Bottrill. It entered the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at #4 and earned the #1 spot on the Independent Albums Chart this past June.

USA Today said Corgan’s “creative engines are roaring with an intensity and creative pluck unmatched since his mid-'90s classics” (6/19/12).
Los Angeles Times said it is “the best thing the Pumpkins have done since the ‘90s” (6/19/12).
Chicago Tribune called it “Corgan’s best work since the ‘90s” (6/15/12).
The PUMPKINS are coming off a successful tour of Australia, New Zealand and South Korea that ran from July 26-August 14.