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The Smashing Pumpkins have announced they'll be taking their show on the road in July for 12 intimate gigs and Charleston's Music Farm has made the cut.
The Pumpkins will be in town for one night only on July 17th before heading down the coast to Orlando.
According to the band's official press release:
This marks the iconic band’s first tour since December 2008 and will feature, says leader and founder Billy Corgan, “a balance of classics, a few obscure ones, and new ‘Teargarden’ material.”Corgan and his band mates--guitarist Jeff Schroeder, drummer Mike Byrne and new bassist Nicole Fiorentino—are planning to invite select fans to attend their sound checks (details TBA). “We are going to do something unique, which is play an invite-only set during sound check of almost all new, unreleased songs,” says Billy. “We're still figuring out a way to make it possible for some of the fans who'll be in the line outside waiting to get in for that.”Rehearsals for the tour “have been fantastic,” adds Billy. “I haven't been this comfortable in a band situation since about 1995. Musically, we seem to have wound our way back to a more kinetic, electric, and psychedelic sound that reminds me of SP in Gish-Siamese era.”The decision to play intimate venues keeps in line with the Pumpkins’ “long-standing tradition of trying to start up new tours at smaller venues because it allows the band the opportunity to take some chances musically,” explains Billy. The band has been recording and rehearsing in Los Angeles, and recently broadcast a full session live online: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/live-from-coldwater-studio.
Tickets haven't gone on sale yet, but we'll be sure to keep on eye out for when they do.