The Smashing Pumpkins are ready to bring "Oceania" around the world. Billy Corgan and company will kick off their latest tour in support of last year's hit album tonight in Melbourne, Florida.
The U.S. portion of the outing also features a number of festival appearances, including stops at Memphis' Beale Street Music Festival, Mississippi's Gulfport Music Festival, and this year's Rock in the Range in Columbus, Ohio. The Rock on the Range gig wraps up the Stateside leg of the trek, which the Pumpkins will follow with trips across Europe and Asia all through the summer.
The band says this tour will feature a new stage and video set up, but that's not the only new thing they've been working on. Corgan posted a note on Facebook this weekend letting fans know that they've been hard at work on demos for what will eventually be the follow-up to "Oceania."
Smashing Pumpkins U.S. Tour Dates:
4/29 -- Melbourne, FL -- King Center for the Performing Arts
5/1 -- West Palm Beach, FL -- SunFest
5/2 -- St. Augustine, FL -- St. Augustine Amphitheater
5/3 -- Tampa, FL -- Funshine Music Festival
5/5 -- Memphis, TN -- Beale Street Music Festival
5/7 -- Raleigh, NC -- Red Hat Amphitheater
5/8 -- Charlotte, NC -- Time Warner Amphitheater
5/10 -- Atlanta, GA -- Chastain Amphitheater
5/11 -- Gulfport, MS -- Gulfport Music Festival
5/13 -- Corpus Christie, TX -- Concrete Street Amphitheater
5/14 -- Dallas, TX -- Palladium
5/15 -- Houston, TX -- Bayou Music Center
5/18 -- Columbus, OH -- Rock on the Range
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