Smashing Pumpkins Announce Sprawling North American Summer Tour
The Smashing Pumpkins will embark on a sprawling North American tour this summer with support on various dates from Stone Temple Pilots, Rival Sons and Interpol.
The trek, dubbed The World Is a Vampire, kicks off in late July with two nights at the Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas before hitting amphitheaters across the United States and Canada, wrapping on Sept. 9 in Noblesville, Ind.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday. You can see the full list of tour dates and support for each show below.
In a statement, Pumpkins bandleader Billy Corgan described the tour — which will also feature champions from the National Wrestling Alliance competing in most cities — as a traveling festival for outcasts.
"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," he said. "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."
The tour announcement is accompanied by the release of "Spellbinding," a new single off the third and final installment of ATUM, which the band describes as a "rock opera in three acts." You can hear it below. The final ATUM installment is set for release on May 5 and will come with a special-edition box set featuring all 33 tracks plus 10 additional unreleased songs. It's available to preorder now.
Smashing Pumpkins, The World Is a Vampire 2023 Tour
July 28 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan
July 30 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan
Aug. 1 - Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre *
Aug. 3 - Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre *
Aug. 5 - Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre *
Aug. 6 - Bend, OR @ Hayden Homes Amphitheater *
Aug. 7 - Wheatland, CA @ Toyota Amphitheatre *
Aug. 9 - Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheatre *
Aug. 10 - Chula Vista, CA North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre *
Aug. 11 - Highland, CA @ Yaamava’ Resort & Casino **
Aug. 13 - Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater ^
Aug. 15 - Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion ^
Aug. 16 - Rogers, AR @ Walmart AMP ^
Aug. 17 - Huntsville, AL @ The Orion Amphitheater ^
Aug. 19 - West Palm Beach, FL @ iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre ^
Aug. 20 - Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre ^
Aug. 22 - Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion ^
Aug. 24 - Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center ^
Aug. 25 - Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion ^
Aug. 30 - Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater ^
Aug. 31 - Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live ^
Sept. 2 - Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage ^
Sept. 3 - Ottawa, ON @ Canadian Tire Centre ^
Sept. 6 - Clarkston, MI @ Pine Knob Music Theatre ^^
Sept. 8 - Franklin, TN @ FirstBank Amphitheater - ^
Sept. 9 - Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Music Center ^
^ w/ Interpol & Rival Sons
* w/ Stone Temple Pilots & Rival Sons
**w/ Stone Temple Pilots
^^ w/ Interpol