The Smashing Pumpkins will embark this spring on the “Rock Invasion 2” tour, a sequel to their 1993 trek that spanned the globe. The nine-stop run will kick off on April 23rd in Louisville, Kentucky and will end in Greensboro, North Carolina on May 8th. The shows are routed around the band's already announced gigs at Memphis' Beale Street Music Festival and Atlanta's Shaky Knees event.
Frontman William Corgan said, “It's been a good while since we've played a straight up, bare-knuckle rock and roll show; one that avoids little in the way of raw power. So note: this tour won't be for those faint of heart, and will certainly echo the dynamic modes in which we built our live reputation.”
The tour will bring the iconic rockers to intimate venues, featuring a heavier rock set of songs spanning the band's entire catalog.
Tickets for “Rock Invasion 2” will go on sale to the general public starting Friday (March 6th) at 10:00 a.m. local time and can be purchased at SmashingPumpkins.com and LiveNation.com.
Newly announced Smashing Pumpkins tour dates (subject to change):
April 23 – Louisville, KY – Louisville Palace
April 25 – Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
April 26 – Indianapolis, IN – Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
April 28 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
April 29 – East Moline, IL – The Rust Belt
May 1 – Memphis, TN – Beale Street Music Festival
May 2 – Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees Music Festival
May 3 – Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Live
May 5 – North Charleston, SC – Performing Arts Center
May 6 – Columbia, SC – Township Auditorium
May 8 – Greensboro, NC – Tanger Center for the Performing Arts