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The Smashing Pumpkins, `The World Is A Vampire Tour` (Image courtesy of HIGH RISE PR)
The Smashing Pumpkins, "The World Is A Vampire Tour" (Image courtesy of HIGH RISE PR)

The Smashing Pumpkins announce 2023 North American 'The World Is A Vampire Tour'


Tue, Mar 28th 2023 04:10 pm

With special guests Interpol, Stone Temple Pilots & Rival Sons

√ General on-sale starts Friday
Listen: ‘Spellbinding’
Listen: ‘Empires’
Preorder/add/save: ‘ATUM’

The Smashing Pumpkins announced their 26-date North American “The World Is A Vampire Tour.” Produced by Live Nation, the tour is set to start Friday, July 28, at The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. The tour will feature special guests Interpol, Stone Temple Pilots and Rival Sons as support on various dates, as well as some of the world’s biggest champions from the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), who will be competing in most cities. 

The show visits the Budweiser Stage in Toronto on Sept. 2, with support from Interpol and Rival Sons.

“The World Is A Vampire Tour” has already sold-out 30,000-plus-capacity shows in Mexico City this year, as well in cities across Australia this spring, and is set to expand to more countries in the future.

Artist presale is underway. General on-sale starts at 10 a.m. local time Friday, March 31. For more information, visit https://smashingpumpkins.com/tour/.

"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,” Billy Corgan 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.”

Along with news of their upcoming tour, the band released its brand-new single, “Spellbinding,” which received its radio debut this morning during a very special live appearance on “The Howard Stern Show.” The band revealed details of its upcoming tour and the release date for its anticipated third and final act of “ATUM,” which is set for release on May 5. Act 3 will come with a special edition boxset featuring all 33 album tracks, plus 10 additional unreleased songs. It is available for preorder here.

“ATUM” features 33-tracks in three 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 four years. Twenty-two tracks have been released to date, with “Beguiled” continuing to climb at both active rock (peaked at No. 6) and alternative radio charts (No. 12). 

In other news, Corgan’s popular podcast series, “Thirty-Three with William Patrick Corgan,” continues to quench the thirst of dedicated Pumpkins fans all over the world, offering listeners the chance to hear never-before-released “ATUM” tracks, as well as diving into various aspects of the band’s illustrious history. 

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

The Smashing Pumpkins, “ATUM” (Image courtesy of HIGH RISE PR)


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).

In 2018, they embarked on one of their most successful tours ever, the “Shiny and Oh So Bright Tour,” followed by “SHINY AND OH SO BRIGHT, VOL. 1 / LP: NO PAST. NO FUTURE. NO SUN.” Meanwhile, 2020 saw the release of the band’s 11th full-length and latest double-album, “CYR.”

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