Smashing Pumpkins to play Korean festival date in August 12:58 pm // Thursday, May 31, 2012Posted by susan in news, south korea, tour.
The website for the Super!Sonic music festival, taking place in Seoul’s Olympic Park on August 14-15, indicates that the Smashing Pumpkins will serve as its headlining act. Super!Sonic is a brand new festival organized by the same company who runs Japan’s two-city Summer Sonic fest, which the Pumpkins played in 2010 (read HU’s review of the 2010 Tokyo leg here). There does appear to be ticket information on the website, but it’s contained in an non-Google-translatable image, so Korean readers, fill us in. The band is already scheduled to begin the Oceania tour in Australia and New Zealand from July 26-August 4, so the possibility of a larger tour of Asia looms. Also, check out the new promotional photo of the band!
Also playing the fest are Pumpkins pals New Order, with whom Billy Corgan has toured and recorded with in the past.