Smashing Pumpkins wrap first leg of ‘Oceania’ tour, prep for more 10:11 pm // Friday, August 17, 2012Posted by susan in news, tour.
The Smashing Pumpkins have completed the first leg of touring in support of their recent album Oceania, having played eight dates in Australia and Asia. At most of these dates, the band played the entirety of their latest album in order followed by some of their classic tracks; to get a taste of what the show is like, I recommend checking out the recording of the Pumpkins’ lengthy Manila show at archive.org.
Now that the tour has wrapped, band members are pursuing individual projects for a few weeks. Pumpkins bassist Nicole Fiorentino’s band Cold and Lovely, who recently released their first music video, will play in LA on August 30, while drummer Mike Byrne’s Bearcubbin’! will play a series of late August dates in Washington state. It remains to be seen if the Smashing Pumpkins will record new material during this time, as suggested by frontman Billy Corgan back in July.
The Pumpkins will resume touring in late September, playing Mexico City on the 22nd and Monterrey on the 23rd. Details of the Pumpkins’ tour of North America are expected perhaps as early as the end of next week. Reports have surfaced about an arena gig in Brooklyn on Halloween night. Billy Corgan also tweeted about the possibility of a handful of Canada shows, something Canadian fans have eagerly anticipated for several years now. Subsequent to the North American tour, rumors are circulating about the Pumpkins returning to South America for a Chilean music festival in November.