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Smashing Pumpkins founders reunite for new tour, including Austin stop

Smashing Pumpkins founders reunite for new tour, including Austin stop

The Smashing Pumpkins
The original Smashing Pumpkins lineup will play Austin on July 16, 2018. Photo by Olivia Bee

The Smashing Pumpkins' Shiny And Oh So Bright tour, their first tour in nearly 20 years to feature founding members Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin, and James Iha, will come to Austin's Frank Erwin Center on July 16.

The band is scheduled to hit 36 North American cities over the course of two months, starting in Glendale, Arizona, on July 12. They will also visit Houston on July 17 and Dallas on July 18.

The tour, which coincides with the 30th anniversary of the band’s formation, will highlight music from the group’s inception through 2000, including the albums Gish, Siamese Dream, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, Adore, and Machina.

The band formed in Chicago in 1988 but didn't find mainstream success until 1993’s Siamese Dream and 1995’s Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. They have gone on to sell over 30 million albums to date.

Tickets for the Shiny And Oh So Bright tour will go on sale to the general public on Friday, February 23, at 10 am. Tickets can be purchased at www.smashingpumpkins.com, LiveNation.com, or via the Live Nation app.