Smashing Pumpkins, Minus D’Arcy Wretzky, Finally Announce Their Reunion Tour

Olivia Bee

Much has been made about the upcoming Smashing Pumpkins reunion tour, mainly due to the different explanations about original bass player D’Arcy Wretzky’s lack of involvement. Up until now, though, the tour has mainly been speculation, given that there hasn’t been an official announcement. Well, now it’s official, since the band has today revealed that the band will embark on the Shiny And Oh So Bright Tour in 2018. Tickets will be available beginning on February 23rd via the band’s website.

The announcement came via a video starring Ali Laenger and LySandra Roberts, who appear on the Siamese Dream album cover, using a flamethrower to light a heart with “SP” in the middle on fire as the upcoming shows scroll up the screen beside it. Jeff Schroeder, who has been with the band since 2007, will take Wretsky’s place on the tour that will have the band “celebrating songs from their first five albums: Gish, Siamese Dream, Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness, Adore, and Machina/The Machines Of God.”

In a press release, Schroeder’s inclusion is explained, “Longtime Smashing Pumpkins guitarist Jeff Schroeder will also take part, as the band moves to a three guitar lineup to better emulate the signature tones and textures of their albums.” In that statement, Corgan also says:

“Some 30 years ago, as The Smashing Pumpkins, James Iha and I began a musical journey in the cramped rear bedroom of my father’s house. And so it’s magic to me that we’re able to coalesce once more around the incredible Jimmy Chamberlin, to celebrate those songs we’ve made together. This show and staging will be unlike any we’ve ever done, and will feature a set unlike any we’ve ever played. For if this is a chance at a new beginning, we plan on ushering it in with a real bang.”

Watch the announcement video above, and check out the tour dates below, which include stops all across North America between mid-July and early September.

7/12 – Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena
7/14 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Arena
7/16 – Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center
7/17 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
7/18 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
7/20 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
7/21 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
7/22 – Atlanta, GA @ Infinite Energy Aerna
7/24 – Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
7/25 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
7/27 – Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena
7/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
7/29 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
7/31 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
8/1 – New York City, NY @ Madison Square Garden
8/4 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
8/5 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
8/7 – Montreal, QC @ Centre Bell
8/8 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
8/11 – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
8/13 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
8/16 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
8/17 – Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
8/19 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
8/20 – Omaha, NE @ CenturyLink Center
8/21 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford Premier Center
8/24 – Seattle, WA @ Key Arena
8/25 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
8/27 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
8/28 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
8/30 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
9/1 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
9/2 – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
9/4 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
9/5 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
9/7 – Boise, ID @ Ford Idaho Center