The Smashing Pumpkins will road test new material for their next album Oceania when they go out on tour this October. The band, who currently include band mastermind Billy Corgan along with newer members Jeff Schroeder, Mike Byrne and Nicole Fiorentino, promise to play a mix of hits and deep cuts along with the fresh new songs.
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Oceania, the band's first full record since 2007's comeback album Zeitgeist, is technically part of the group's larger 44-song Teargarden by Kaleidyscope project, and is scheduled to come out sometime in early 2011. In the meantime, the band will begin the first stages of an ambitious reissue plan with deluxe repackaged editions of their early classics Gish and Siamese Dream due out later this year.
The Smashing Pumpkins' fall tour dates are as follows:
10/5 Los Angeles, CA Wiltern Theatre
10/7 Oakland, CA The Fox Theatre
10/8 Las Vegas, NV The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
10/10 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
10/13 Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theatre
10/14 Chicago, IL venue to be announced
10/15 Detroit, MI The Fillmore
10/17 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
10/18 New York, NY Terminal 5
10/21 Boston, MA Orpheum Theatre
10/22 Philadelphia, PA Tower Theatre