For those who’ve had the chance to visit LA’s iconic Troubadour Club in West Hollywood, there is no denying the intimacy of the venue. Now as part of their reunion, alternative rock pioneers The Smashing Pumpkin will play a surprise show tonight (Wednesday, June 27) at the historic club.
Next month, the band will start it’s ‘Shiny And Oh So Bright’ North American arena tour. Support will come from the band Metric. The tour marks Pumpkins first in nearly 20 years to feature founding members frontman Billy Corgan, guitarist James Iha and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin. Also taking part will be Pumpkins longtime guitarist Jeff Schroeder, bassist Jack Bates, and keyboardist Katie Cole.
A few weeks ago, the band released “Solara,” their first recording in over 18 years to feature Corgan, Iha and Chamberlin. The trio last played together on 2000’s ‘Untitled.’ Original Pumpkins bassist D’Arcy Wretzky is not taking part in the band’s reunion.
The tour will reportedly focus on the band’s first five albums, and kicks off on July 12 in Glendale, Arizona.