THE SMASHING PUMPKINS Reschedule OCEANIA Tour Dates Due to Hurricane Sandy
This Halloween, THE SMASHING PUMPKINS were set to perform in New York City at Brooklyn's new Barclays Center, but due to the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the show has been rescheduled for Monday, December 10.
Having heavily disrupted the Northeast, Hurricane Sandy also forced the band to reschedule their shows in Camden, NJ for December 8 and Fairfax, VA for December 9. The SMASHING PUMPKINS will now resume their tour December 1 in Portland, ME and wrap the year at the December 10 performance in Brooklyn.
Date City Venue
Sat 12/1 Portland, ME State Theatre
Sun 12/2 Hartford, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
Tue 12/4 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
Thur 12/6 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
Sat 12/8 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
Sun 12/9 Fairfax , VA Patriot Center
Mon 12/10 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
At the four rescheduled arena shows (12/2, 12/8, 12/9 & 12/10), the PUMPKINS--singer/guitarist Billy Corgan, guitarist JEFF SCHROEDER, drummer MIKE BYRNE and bassist NICOLE FIORENTINO--are performing their new OCEANIA CD in full and for the second half of the show they play classics and deep cuts from their body of work. The PUMPKINS are backed by visuals prepared by Sean Evans, whose most recent project was assisting Roger Waters on the newest staging of "The Wall." The PUMPKINS are using new technology in video-mapping to create something new and previously unseen. Joining the PUMPKINS for the four rescheduled arena shows is English group Morning Parade. NOTE: PUMPKINS concert dates on 12/1, 12/4 and 12/6 are theatre shows that have been added to complete the routing of the rescheduled dates and will not feature the full arena production.
About THE SMASHING PUMPKINS:
THE SMASHING PUMPKINS have created one of the most acclaimed bodies of work in musical history having sold more than 30 million albums, and won multiple Grammy Awards in the process. Formed in Chicago in 1988, they released Gish, their influential and platinum debut in 1991, which was followed by 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 defined the alternative music era and continue to resonate on modern rock radio, influencing a whole new generation. The PUMPKINS returned in 2007 with their acclaimed sixth album Zeitgeist. They have since remained on the cutting edge of music and technology with various online releases. In June 2012, the band released the album Oceania, via Martha's Music/EMI Label Services/Caroline Distribution. Marking THE SMASHING PUMPKINS' 7th studio record, it is "an album within an album," part of their 44-song work-in-progress Teargarden By Kaleidyscope.