Smashng Pumpkins announces new tour

Band will make more than a handful of Canadian stops.

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

Smashing Pumpkins' fans are psyched at the announcement that the popular alternative band have included a number of Canadian stops on their upcoming fall tour.

After performing two shows in Mexico in September, Billy Corgan and co. will make their way north of the borer with their new tour, which will support their latest album "Oceania," a new project that was released earlier this year. Their Canadian tour dates are as follows:

Oct. 2 – Winnipeg – MTC Centre

Oct. 4 – Calgary – Saddledome

Oct. 5 – Edmonton – Rexall Place

Oct. 7 – Vancouver – Rogers Arena

Oct. 25 – Toronto – Air Canada Centre

Oct. 28 – Montreal – Bell Centre

Tickets for the shows will go on sale Friday, August 24th through Ticketmaster outlets and will run between $40 and $95, depending on the city, venue and seating.

The Smashing Pumpkins first gained musical notoriety in the early 90s with such studio albums as "Gish" (1991), and the mainstream releases "Siamese Dream" (1993) and "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness" (1995). Since that time they have put out six additional albums. Amassing a number of awards including an American Music Award, two Grammys, and seven MTV Video Music Awards, they have changed up their band line-up several times in the past two decades, but Corgan has always remained at the helm.

For more info on their upcoming tour and ticket info, visit their official website.

Photo: Rui M Leal/WENN.com

Resources:

http://www.torontosun.com/2012/08/20/pumpkins-headed-on-cdn-tour

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/entertainment/music/Smashing-Pumpkins-to-play-in-city-Oct-2-166753986.html

http://exclaim.ca/News/smashing_pumpkins_announce_canadian_fall_tour