The Smashing Pumpkins Reunion Show Coming to Xcel Energy Center 8/19


The Smashing Pumpkins just released their new single, “Solara”, in June earlier this year. After working extensively to reform three fourths of the bands original lineup this will be the first song released by the original members in eighteen years. Of the new single, Billboard Magazine says, “’Solara’ is a chest-out rock song, loaded with grinding guitars, a pounding rhythm section, and big fills.” Make sure to take a listen below.

As this is just the first of promised songs, Billy Corgan, founding member and vocalist, provides insight on his creative process, “It’s a free-for-all. I brought in a few ideas, but I’ve learned to let it be what it’s gotta be. Sometimes if you think it’s gotta be like this, instead of just letting it be whatever it’s gonna be, you get closer to where you hoped it would be.”

Their tour, Shiny and Oh So Bright, promoting their reunion will be at the Xcel Energy Center on 8/19. A few tickets are still available HERE.

Opening for them will be Canadian rock band, Metric. Since it’s The Smashing Pumpkins reunion tour, I strongly suggest getting tickets as soon as possible as I suspect they won’t be available much longer. This is certainly a show you won’t want to pass by.

Tour Dates:

August 5 Little Caesars Arena Detroit, MI

August 7 Bell Centre Montreal, Canada

August 8 Air Canada Centre Toronto, Canada

August 9 Budweiser Gardens London, Canada

August 11 Schottenstein Center Columbus, OH

August 13 United Center Chicago, IL

August 14 United Center Chicago, IL

August 16 Sprint Center Kansas City, MO

August 17 Bankers Life Fieldhouse Indianapolis, IN

August 19 Xcel Energy Center St Paul, MN

August 20 CenturyLink Center Omaha Omaha, NE

August 21 Denny Sanford Premier Center Sioux Falls, SD

August 24 KeyArena Seattle, WA

August 25 Moda Center Portland, OR

August 27 Oracle Arena Oakland, CA

August 28 Golden 1 Center Sacramento, CA

August 30 The Forum Los Angeles, CA

August 31 The Forum Los Angeles, CA

September 1 Viejas Arena San Diego, CA

September 2 T-Mobile Arena Las Vegas, NV

September 4 Vivint Smart Home Arena Salt Lake City, UT

September 5 Pepsi Center Denver, CO

September 8 Scotiabank Saddledome Calgary, Canada   

September 9 Rogers Place Edmonton, Canada

October 16 Wembley Arena London, UK

October 18 Unipol Arena Bologna, Italy