Smashing Pumpkins Set ‘Gish’ 30th-Anniversary Livestream
The Smashing Pumpkins will celebrate the 30th anniversary of their debut album Gish with a series of events and special merchandise dedicated to the 1991 album, including a livestream.
Billy Corgan and Jimmy Chamberlin will host the two-hour livestream on Saturday, May 29th, with the duo taking part in a live vinyl listening party, Q&A, and “a very special world exclusive preview of unreleased music.” Tickets for the livestream ($19.91) are available at the Smashing Pumpkins site on Frida beginning at 12 p.m. EST. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the PAWS no-kill animal shelter in Chicago.
Corgan and Chloe Mendel’s plant-based tea shop, Madame ZuZu’s in Highland Park, Illinois, will also host Gish-related events throughout the weekend, including limited-edition Gish merchandise, art prints and posters for sale, and a private collection of Gish era memorabilia on display. The official Smashing Pumpkins webstore will also offer the limited edition merchandise beginning May 28th.
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The band is also encouraging fans to share their own Gish memories on a newly launched 30th-anniversary site, as well as take part in a digital scavenger hunt across the band’s social media sites where they will be posting Gish trivia questions and clues online; one winner will receive the “ultimate” Gish merch collection.
Smashing Pumpkins, who released their 11th album Cyr in 2020, will headline Riot Fest in their native Chicago in September.