Billy Corgan and co. cover Sugar Ray’s “Fly”, perform Hole songs with Courtney Love, and revisit Gish track “Snail” for the first time in 18 years.
The trek features three female-fronted hard rock bands, including openers New Years Day.
Deep cuts and covers of Bowie and Zeppelin litter the reunion’s first official setlist.
A few years back, the Smashing Pumpkins frontman was photographed looking particularly Mellon Collie during a visit to the amusement park.
Billy Corgan wanders a warped cuckoo’s nest in Smashing Pumpkins’ trippy new video for “Solara”: Watch
Recurring motifs include the color black, Juggalo makeup, imaginary babies, and muscled hunks in masks.
Plus: Billy Corgan, James Iha, and Jimmy Chamberlin perform new single “Solara” and the classic “Bullet with Butterfly Wings”.
Billy Corgan, James Iha, and Jimmy Chamberlin hit the late-night circuit in anticipation of their reunion tour.
Billy Corgan, James Iha, and Jimmy Chamberlin come together for their first recording in 18 years.
Pumpkins frontman says the band “feel very comfortable” moving on without her.
“I think what she did demonstrates why she couldn’t be involved,” Corgan says of his former Smashing Pumpkins bandmate.
Smashing Pumpkins frontman hopes to find a new spot “remaining in Highland Park, if possible.”
Ticket sales for Smashing Pumpkins’ reunion tour may be sluggish in some markets, but not all.