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Smashing Pumpkins share themselves with Venezuela, Colombia 10:26 pm // Monday, July 2, 2012

Posted by susan in live, south america, tour, video.
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Last week, the Smashing Pumpkins played two South American tour dates as part of a charitable initiative organized by the makers of Buchanan’s Scotch whisky. In Caracas on Tuesday, and in Bogotá on Friday, the band performed free of charge for volunteers, all of whom donated four hours of service to local charities. Before the shows in each city, the band toured volunteer sites and held a press conference. The Caracas show marked the band’s first-ever performance in Venezuela; check out a review (in Spanish) and setlist here. The Bogotá gig included the band’s second performance of “The Celestials.”

Below, watch the first three songs of the band’s Caracas set: “Black Diamond,” “Zero,” and “Bullet with Butterfly Wings,” the first of the three featuring a particularly blistering Jeff Schroeder guitar solo.

Smashing Pumpkins playing Venezuela, Colombia later this month 9:44 pm // Thursday, June 7, 2012

Posted by susan in news, philippines, south america, tour.
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The Smashing Pumpkins have been tipped for two South American dates for the last week of June. According to a press release from Buchanan’s, makers of Scotch whisky, the Pumpkins will be participating in the brand’s “Share Yourself” charity. The venture invites residents of Caracas and Bogotá to volunteer four hours of their time toward local education initiatives, and in return receive tickets to attend a performance by the band. According to a Facebook update by Buchanan’s, the band is to play Caracas’s Centro Internacional de Exposiciones Caracas on June 26 (the Pumpkins’ first-ever Venezuelan show) and Bogotá’s Royal Center on June 29.

In other tour news, earlier today we learned the Pumpkins are to play their first-ever show in the Philippines on August 7.

Smashing Pumpkins to play Bogota, Colombia November 27th 8:34 pm // Friday, October 8, 2010

Posted by Jill in south america, tour.
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The Smashing Pumpkins have added a fifth date to their expanding South American tour: the band is set to play a November 27th show at the Coliseo El Campín in Bogota, Colombia, a 25,000-capacity venue. Click here for more information about the event from the event’s promoters!

This is the first time in history that the Pumpkins have scheduled a gig in Colombia — who’s planning to attend?!

South American tour in April? 11:36 pm // Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Posted by jjb in south america, tour.
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Lúcio Ribeiro reports a rumor in Portuguese, but everyone should get the idea:

Depois de acertar shows no México e na Costa Rica, o Smashing Pumpkins leva a American Gothic Tour para Lima, no Peru. Logo depois, a banda vem para Brasil, Chile e Argentina.

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