Smashing Pumpkins Announce 'Acoustic-Electro' North American Tour, Liz Phair to Open
The Pumpkins are hyping this bundle of ‘90s alt-rock nostalgia as an “acoustic-electro” tour. Titled In Plainsong, the 19-date romp opens March 22 in Portland, Ore. and wraps April 20 in Houston. A complete itinerary is available below.
According to a press release, The Smashing Pumpkins will commence work on a new album “inspired by the sounds explored in the new acoustic setting” after the tour is over. Whatever work comes out of these sessions will follow the band’s 2014 album Monuments to an Elegy.
This time around, the Pumpkins’ lineup will include Billy Corgan, Chamberlin, and multi-instrumentalist Jeff Schroeder. Chamberlin has not been a full-time member since 2009, though he did drum on the band’s 2015 live dates.
Liz Phair will open all 19 dates. This marks the singer-songwriter’s first U.S. tour in six years.
Tickets go on sale Feb. 5. Citi is sponsoring the tour and its cardholders will have exclusive access to a pre-sale starting Feb. 2 at 9 a.m. (ET).
Here is the full tour schedule:
March 22: Portland, Ore. - Schnitzer Hall
March 23: Seattle, Wash. - The Paramount
March 25: San Francisco, Cali. - The Masonic
March 26-27: Los Angeles, Cali. - The Theatre at Ace Hotel
March 29: Salt Lake City, Utah - Kingsbury Hall
March 30: Denver, Colo. - Ellie Caulkins Opera House
April 1: Detroit, Mich. - The Fillmore
April 2: Columbus, Ohio - Palace Theatre
April 4: New York, N.Y. - Beacon Theatre
April 8: Philadelphia, Penn. - Tower Theatre
April 9: Boston, Mass. - Orpheum Theatre
April 10: Washington, D. C. - Lincoln Theatre
April 12: Toronto, Ontario - Massey Hall
April 14: Chicago, Ill. - Civic Opera House
April 15: Louisville, Ken. - Palace Theatre
April 16: Nashville, Tenn. - Ryman Auditorium
April 18: Dallas, Tex. - Majestic Theatre
April 19: Austin, Tex. - Bass Concert Hall
April 20: Houston, Tex. - Cullen Performance Hall