SMASHING PUMPKINS Schedules One-Off Headlining Show In London

The SMASHING PUMPKINS have announced a one-off concert at London, England's Shepherds Bush Empire on June 19. This will be the group's only U.K. show prior to their appearance at The Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds festivals in August. Tickets will go on sale Friday, June 1 at 9:30 a.m.

A four-minute video clip containing footage of SMASHING PUMPKINS performing their first show since Dec. 2, 2000 — held on May 22 at Paris' 2,200-capacity Grand Rex — has been posted at YouTube (the clip is set to the sound of the band's new single, "Tarantula"). The group's three-hour, 29-song set introduced new guitarist Jeff Schroeder, bassist Ginger Reyes and keyboardist Lisa Harriton into the PUMPKINS' lineup, which now includes lone original members Billy Corgan and Jimmy Chamberlin.

According to, the gig opened with the track "United States", from the band's impending comeback album, "Zeitgeist", due July 10 via Martha's Music/Reprise. A host of other new songs were played, including first single "Tarantula", "Doomsday Clock", "Starz" and "Orchid".

There was also a sizable chunk of vintage PUMPKINS material, including "Today", "Hummer", "Cherub Rock", "Disarm" and "Silverfu*k". An acoustic set was sandwiched into the middle of the gig, featuring tracks like "33", "Winterlong" and "To Sheila".


Posted in: News


To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@) with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).