SMASHING PUMPKINS touring Australia – October 2010!


[Photo: Stuart Blythe]
  The Frontier Touring Company announce the return of the Smashing Pumpkins to Australia this October for shows in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan will be joined on stage by drummer Mike Byrne, bassist Nicole Fiorentino and guitarist Jeff Shroeder – currently touted by the media as the best Smashing Pumpkins reincarnation yet.

‘The Pumpkins’s new lineup showed it may be the best since the original version in the ’90s made the band icons of the alternative scene. The musical interaction between the four was excellent, breathing new energy…’-

‘By and large, Smashing Pumpkins are what they were: Mr. Corgan’s platform for tormented thoughts and invincible guitar…The new Smashing Pumpkins share Mr. Corgan’s sense of dynamics.’ – The New York Times

The Smashing Pumpkins have created one of the most acclaimed bodies of work in musical history and sold over 30 million albums. Formed in Chicago in 1988, they released Gish, their influential (and platinum) debut in 1991, which was followed by more platinum and multi-platinum albums including the nine-time platinum Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness and the four-time platinum Siamese Dream as well as the platinum certified 1998 album Adore.

The pivotal group’s many hits, such as “Disarm,” ‘’Cherub Rock,” “Tonight Tonight” and ‘Tarantula,” defined the alternative music era and continue to resonate on modern rock radio, influencing a whole new generation.

Their most recent work is Teargarden by Kaleidyscope—an in-progress 44-song work, with songs being issued online one at a time for free (4-song physical EPs will be made available as the songs are released).

Come spend the night with The Smashing Pumpkins; it is sure to be the concert all true rock fans live for.

Frontier Members will have access to a pre-sale from 12 noon AEST, Tuesday 14 September to 12 noon AEST, Wednesday 15 September. Tickets will then be available to the general public from 12 noon local time, Thursday 16 September.

Pre-sale from 12 noon AEST, Tuesday 14 September – 12 noon AEST, Wednesday 15 September
General public on-sale from 12 noon local time, Thursday 16 September

Tuesday 12 October – PCEC Riverside Theatre, Perth – All Ages or 132 849

Wednesday 13 October – AEC The Theatre, Adelaide – All Ages or 132 849

Friday 15 October – Festival Hall, Melbourne – Licensed & Unlicensed Areas or 136 100

Saturday 16 October – Big Top, Sydney – All Ages or 132 849 or 1300 BIG TOP (244 867)

Sunday 17 October – The Tivoli, Brisbane – 18+ or 132 849


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