Billy Corgan And Marilyn Manson Are Going From Mortal Enemies To Tour Partners

Billy Corgan and Marilyn Manson buried the hatchet back at the end of last year, having a drink with Courtney Love, playing a few shows, and enjoying their new budding friendship together. It’s gone well so far and it seems that they’re ready to take the next musical step and go out on tour together.

The Smashing Pumpkins and Marilyn Manson will hit the road in The End Times Tour, heading across the country starting in July and riding through the rest of the summer. From Rolling Stone:

The 23-date trek kicks off July 7th at the Concord Pavilion in Concord, California and concludes August 8th at the Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Tickets will go on sale April 3rd…

The End Times tour will mark the first significant set of live dates for Smashing Pumpkins following the release of their eighth album, Monuments To An Elegy. Billy Corgan and Co. did play a handful of shows upon the album’s release last December, with Rage Against the Machine drummer Brad Wilk and Killers bassist Mark Stoermer comprising the band’s rhythm section; no word yet on whether they’ll rejoin the Pumpkins this summer.

Manson joined Corgan at one of those initial Monuments shows in London, performing his own single, “Third Day of a Seven Day Binge,” and assisting the Pumpkins on Adore’s “Ava Adore.” The moment seemed to settle a brief feud between the two, which ostensibly began — per an interview Manson gave to Larry King in 2013 — after the shock rocker suggested to Corgan that “it would be a good marketing idea that if he sold Charlie Brown T-shirts and bald caps at concerts.”

Isn’t that nice? If you’re interested in the tour dates, you can check them out below. Until then, check out this sweet tour poster. That’s quality, right?

The End Times Tour Dates:
07/07 – Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion
07/09 – Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
07/10 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
07/11 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
07/13 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
07/15 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
07/16 – Houston, TX @ NRG Arena
07/18 – San Antonio, TX @ Freeman Coliseum
07/19 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Live
07/20 – New Orleans, LA @ Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square
07/22 – Miami, FL @ Bayfront Park Amphitheatre
07/24 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds
07/25 – Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
07/26 – Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater
07/28 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
07/29 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
07/31 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
08/01 – Mashantucket, CT @ Foxwoods Resort Casino
08/02 – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
08/04 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
08/05 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
08/07 – Chicago, IL @ FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
08/08 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center

(Via Consequence of Sound / Rolling Stone)