Reunion tours seem to be all the rage lately and 1990’s alternative rock band the Smashing Pumpkins doesn’t want to be left out of the fun. The band – three out of the four original members, anyway – announced in February, they’d be getting back together for a summer tour across the U.S.
The original members of Smashing Pumpkins have not toured since 2000 and this tour, called the “Shiny and Oh So Bright Tour,” is in celebration of the anniversary of the band’s founding 30 years ago. Founding band members frontman Billy Corgan, guitarist James Iha, and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin will tour.
Reunion tours have been well received in terms of ticket prices. Guns ‘n Roses, currently on a multi-year tour, has commanded an average of $248.63 for its shows, according to data from TicketIQ.com. And both the New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys have reunited in recent years – the average cost on the secondary market for a Backstreet Boys tour ticket between 2013-15 was $147, and for the New Kids on the Block (2008-12) was $132.83.
Joining the Smashing Pumpkins originals will be Jeff Schroeder on guitar. Schroeder has played with the band before, but was not a founding member. The group has not announced who will play bass on the tour, which will focus on the band’s first five albums.
The tour is set to kick off in Glendale, Ariz. on July 12 and end in Nampa, ID on Sept. 7. Each city on the tour has one date, though in several cases – in Austin and Houston (July 17-18), in Baltimore and Philadelphia (July 27-28) or in Sacramento and Oakland (Aug. 27-28) – fans could have the chance to catch two shows in the same region. The tour hits all of the major American cities, from Boston and New York to Chicago and Los Angeles, and includes dates in Montreal (Aug. 7) and Toronto (Aug. 8).
Tickets are set to go on sale next Friday on TicketMaster.
7/12 – Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena
7/14 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Arena
7/16 – Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center
7/17 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
7/18 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
7/20 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
7/21 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Centre
7/22 – Atlanta, GA @ Infinite Energy Arena
7/24 – Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
7/25 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
7/27 – Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena
7/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
7/29 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
7/31 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
8/1 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
8/4 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
8/5 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
8/7 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
8/8 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
8/11 – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
8/13 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
8/16 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
8/17 – Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
8/19 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
8/20 – Omaha, NE @ Centurylink Center
8/21 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford Premier Center
8/24 – Seattle, WA @ Key Arena
8/25 – Portland, OR @ MODA Center
8/27 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
8/28 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
8/30 – Los Angeles, CA @ Forum
9/1 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
9/2 – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
9/4 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
9/5 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
9/7 – Nampa, ID @ Ford Idaho Center