SAN DIEGO–Grammy Award-winning, acclaimed alternative rock pioneers, The Smashing Pumpkins will bring their “Shiny And Oh So Bright” tour on September 1 to the Viejas Arena in San Diego.
The “Shiny And Oh So Bright” tour is The Smashing Pumpkins’ first tour in nearly 20 years to feature founding members Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin, and James Iha. Produced by Live Nation, the 36-city tour will kick off in Glendale, Arizona on July 12, and visit North American arenas throughout the summer.
The monumental tour, which coincides with the 30th anniversary of the band’s formation, will highlight music from the group’s inception through 2000, and will exclusively feature material from their groundbreaking debut Gish through Siamese Dream, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, Adore, and Machina. Longtime Smashing Pumpkins guitarist Jeff Schroeder will also take part, as the band moves to a three guitar lineup to better emulate the signature tones and textures of their albums.
Formed in Chicago, IL in 1988, The Smashing Pumpkins released their heralded debut album Gish in 1991 and found mainstream success with 1993’s 4x multi-platinum Siamese Dream and 1995’s 10x multi-platinum Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. With nine studio albums and over 30 million albums sold to date, the Grammy, MTV Video Music Awards, and American Music Award winning band remains an influential force in alternative rock.