Pumpkins Plan Residencies In Asheville, San Fran
The Smashing Pumpkins will set up camp in Asheville, N.C., and San Francisco for multiple-night stands this summer, during which they will draw from a different set list each night.
The Billy Corgan-led group will visit the Orange Peel in Asheville on June 23-24, 26-27, 29-30 and July 2-3 and 5. A residency at San Francisco’s Fillmore is set for July 22, 24-25, 27-28, 30-31 and Aug. 1. Tickets go on sale Sunday (May 20) but will only be available online.
In a new twist, fans are encouraged to record shows throughout the residencies with their own audio and video equipment. According to a spokesperson, the Pumpkins will be digging deep into their back catalog and playing material from their new album, “Zeitgeist,” due July 10 via Martha’s Music/Reprise. The band may even play songs “written on the day of the show.”
As previously reported, the Pumpkins will play their first show in seven years May 22 in Paris. It has still yet to be announced who will join Corgan and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin in the live band, but the Chicago Tribune recently reported it will be bassist Ginger Reyes and guitarist Jeff Schroeder.