On the eve of their Australian tour, Smashing Pumpkins have released their brand-new single ‘Spellbinding’ which received its radio debut during a very special live appearance on The Howard Stern Show. The band also revealed details of their upcoming US tour and the release date for their highly anticipated third and final act of ‘ATUM’ album, which is set for release on 5 May. Act 3 will come with a special edition boxset featuring all 33 album tracks plus 10 additional unreleased songs, and is available for pre-order HERE.
‘ATUM’ features 33-tracks in 3 acts and is the sequel to 1995’s ‘Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness’ and 2000’s ‘Machina/Machine of God’. ‘ATUM’ was written and produced by Corgan over the past 4 years. 22 tracks have been released to date.
This month will see The Smashing Pumpkins bring their huge ‘The World Is A Vampire’ World Tour to Australia, and along for the ride will be Jane’s Addiction and Australian rockers Amyl & The Sniffers, RedHook & Battlesnake, plus local acts opening at each show and professional wrestling matches between Billy Corgan’s NWA (National Wrestling Alliance) & the WAOA (Wrestling Alliance of Australia). More details on the tour HERE.
“I grew up in a world where I needed to know bands like Siouxsie and the Banshees and The Cure existed, it meant there was a place for people like me to hang out and belong. That’s what The World Is A Vampire is about. Bringing back that sense of community. If you don’t fit in, you belong here. It’s about having a shared experience and respecting others, but ultimately having fun. A true alternative festival, where all the self-proclaimed weirdos and outsiders of the world can get together and have a party”Billy Corgan
Watch the band perform ‘1979’ live in the studio on the Howard Stern Show below. W
‘Spellbinding’ sees the band at their best it’s an upbeat rocker with Corgan’s distinctive voice leading the charge. Listen to ‘Spellbinding’ HERE.
THE WORLD IS A VAMPIRE – AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES
April 15 – Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane QLD (18+)
April 16 – Sandstone Point Hotel, Bribie Island QLD (18+)
April 18 – The Hordern Pavilion, Sydney NSW (All ages) *SOLD OUT
April 19 – The Hordern Pavilion, Sydney NSW (All Ages)
April 22 – PICA, Port Melbourne VIC (18+)
April 23 – Kryal Castle, Ballarat VIC (18+)
April 26 – Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide SA (All Ages)
April 27 – PICA, Port Melbourne VIC (18+) *SOLD OUT
April 29 – Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Newcastle NSW (All Ages)
April 30 – Broadwater Parklands, Gold Coast QLD (18+)