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.