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The Smashing Pumpkins album art images are courtesy of HIGH RISE PR
The Smashing Pumpkins album art images are courtesy of HIGH RISE PR

The Smashing Pumpkins release new song, announce new album & North American arena tour with Jane's Addiction


Tue, Sep 20th 2022 07:55 pm

New single is ‘Beguiled’
√ 33-track, 3-act rock opera album, titled ‘ATUM,’ is on the way; presave/add/save here

√ Show visits Scotiabank Arena in Toronto on Oct. 24 with guests Jane’s Addiction, Poppy

The Smashing Pumpkins shared their brand-new single “Beguiled,” along with details of their anticipated 12th studio album; a three-act rock opera album titled “ATUM” (pronounced autumn), which is slated for release in April 2023. Preorder/add/save here

“ATUM” will feature 33-tracks – with each track to be revealed chronologically each week on Billy Corgan’s podcast. It 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 four years. Each act of 11 songs will come out every 11 weeks on digital streaming platforms to coincide with the podcast. “Act 1” on Nov. 15. “Act 2” on Jan. 31, 2023. “Act 3,” along with a special edition boxset featuring all 33 album tracks – plus 10 additional unreleased songs – will be released on April 21, 2023. Each is available for preorder here.

Also revealed,  Corgan’s brand-new podcast series co-produced with iHeartRadio: “Thirty-Three with William Patrick Corgan.” The first two episodes are available now via https://smashingpumpkins.com. Fans can hear two never-before released tracks, taken from The Smashing Pumpkins’ forthcoming album.

The first episode’s guest is David Bowie’s esteemed long-time pianist Mike Garson. More guests will be revealed soon.

Each episode of “Thirty-Three with William Patrick Corgan” will debut a new, yet to be released song until the official release of “ATUM” in 2023.

This week, tracks “Atum” and “Butterfly Suite” were shared alongside a deeper break down, from Corgan himself, on the forthcoming 33-track musical concept album. The podcast also dives into Pumpkins’ history and features a classic song in each episode.

“Thirty-Three with William Patrick Corgan” is distributed by iHeart Podcasts and available on iHeartRadio and everywhere podcasts are heard. To learn more, click here.

The Smashing Pumpkins album art images are courtesy of HIGH RISE PR


Last night, the legendary rock luminaries debuted their new single “Beguiled” via a special live video performance broadcasted exclusively on the bands’ TikTok account. The video is available on YouTube here.

This week, the band celebrates its new music and forthcoming North American arena tour with two special sold-out underplays at Chicago’s Metro and New York City’s Irving Plaza. This Friday, they will perform “Beguiled” for the first time live on late-night television on NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

Next month, The Smashing Pumpkins will embark on their North American arena tour with special guests Jane’s Addiction and Poppy. Produced by Live Nation, the 32-date “Spirits On Fire Tour” will commence Oct. 2 in Dallas, and will conclude Nov. 19 in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Bowl. For tickets and more details, go to https://smashingpumpkins.com/tour.

A press release said, “When The Smashing Pumpkins first emerged out of Chicago in 1988, the world had never heard a band quite like them. They spun together rock, pop, shoe-gaze, metal, goth, psychedelia and electronic into a kaleidoscope of saccharine melodies, fuzzy distortion, bombastic orchestration, incendiary fretwork, eloquent songcraft, and unshakable hooks. Upon their formation, their sound was different, iconoclastic and wholly new – and it still is today.

“As a result, they’ve sold over 30 million albums worldwide and collected two Grammy Awards, two MTV VMAs, and an American Music Award. Their catalog is highlighted by the platinum “Gish” (1991), the quadruple-Platinum “Siamese Dream” (1993), Diamond-certified “Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness” (1995), Platinum “Adore” (1998) and Gold “Machina/The Machines of God” (2000).

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