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Smashing Pumpkins Announce One Off NZ Show Next Month

Smashing Pumpkins Announce One Off NZ Show Next Month

Thursday 23rd September, 2010 9:26AM

Today is the greatest day we’ve ever known (sorry couldn’t resist) as it has just been announced that Smashing Pumpkins are heading to New Zealand!

Lead by founder and sole original member Billy Corgan, the grunge legends are returning to NZ to play one show only at the Auckland Town Hall in less than a month....

Tuesday 19th October, Town Hall – Auckland (All Ages)

Pre-sale from 9am – 5pm Monday 27th September (details below)
General public on-sale from 9am Tuesday 28th September

The BIG question though, is what will they play – many including us will only want the classics…of course if you have never seen them before you HAVE to go, even if they only play a couple of classics and Billy Corgan is a bit of nut,  it’ll be worth it – here’s a little reminder why….

“Rhinoceros” from Gish (1991)

“Disarm” from Siamese Dreams – they will most definitely play this.

Up there with of our favourite videos of all time “Today” from Siamese Dreams (1993).


The Smashing Pumpkins - Today
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PRESS RELEASE:

THE FRONTIER TOURING COMPANY PRESENTS SMASHING PUMPKINS ONE NZ CONCERT IN OCTOBER!

The Frontier Touring Company are thrilled to announce the return of The Smashing Pumpkins to NZ this October for one show only at the Town Hall in Auckland on Tuesday 19th October.

Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan will be joined on stage by drummer Mike Byrne, bassist Nicole Fiorentino and guitarist Jeff Shroeder – currently touted by the media as the best Smashing Pumpkins reincarnation yet.

‘The Pumpkins new lineup showed it may be the best since the original version in the '90s made the band icons of the alternative scene. The musical interaction between the four was excellent, breathing new energy…’- Spinner.com

‘By and large, Smashing Pumpkins are what they were: Mr. Corgan’s platform for tormented thoughts and invincible guitar…The new Smashing Pumpkins share Mr. Corgan’s sense of dynamics.’ – The New York Times

The Smashing Pumpkins have created one of the most acclaimed bodies of work in musical history and sold over 30 million albums. Formed in Chicago in 1988, they released Gish, their influential (and platinum) debut in 1991, which was followed by more platinum and multi-platinum albums including the nine-time platinum Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness and the four-time platinum Siamese Dream as well as the platinum certified 1998 album Adore.

The pivotal group’s many hits, such as “Disarm,” ‘’Cherub Rock,” “Tonight Tonight” and ‘Tarantula,” defined the alternative music era and continue to resonate on modern rock radio, influencing a whole new generation.

Their most recent work is Teargarden by Kaleidyscope—an in-progress 44-song work, with songs being issued online one at a time for free (4-song physical EPs will be made available as the songs are released).

Come spend the night with The Smashing Pumpkins; it is sure to be the concert all true rock fans live for.

Frontier Members will have access to a pre-sale from 9am until 5pm Monday 27th September. Tickets will then be available to the general public from 9am local time, Tuesday 28th September.

SMASHING PUMPKINS NZ - OCTOBER 2010

Tuesday 19th October, Town Hall – Auckland (All Ages)

Pre-sale from 9am – 5pm Monday 27th September
General public on-sale from 9am Tuesday 28th September


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