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Smashing Pumpkins announce '90s alt. rock dream tour with Jane's Addiction

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The Smashing Pumpkins have announced a huge US arena tour for autumn/winter.

The 32-date Spirits On Fire tour will launch in Dallas, Texas on October 2, and run through to November 19, with Billy Corgan's band headlining the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California.

The Pumpkins will be joined on the trek by Jane's Addiction, with Poppy and Meg Myers opening on selected dates.

The Spirits On Fire tour will visit:

Oct 02: Dallas American Airlines Center, TX
Oct 03: Houston Toyota Center, TX
Oct 05: Austin Moody Center, TX
Oct 07: Tampa Amalie Arena, FL
Oct 08: Hollywood Hard Rock Casino, FL
Oct 10: Nashville Bridgestone Arena, TN
Oct 11: Atlanta State Farm Arena, GA
Oct 13: Uncasville Mohegan Sun, CT
Oct 14: Belmont Park UBS Arena, NY
Oct 16: Boston TD Garden, MA
Oct 18: Washington Capital One Arena, DC
Oct 19: New York Madison Square Garden, NY
Oct 21: Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center, PA
Oct 22: Pittsburgh PPG Paints Arena, PA
Oct 24: Toronto Scotiabank Arena, ON
Oct 26: Montreal Bell Centre, QC
Oct 27: Quebec City Centre Videotron, QC
Oct 29: Cleveland  Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse, OH
Oct 30: Milwaukee Fiserv Forum, WI
Nov 01: St. Louis Enterprise Center, MO
Nov 02: Detroit Little Caesars Arena, MI
Nov 04: St. Paul Xcel Energy Center, MN
Nov 05: Chicago United Center, IL
Nov 07: Denver Ball Arena, CO
Nov 09: Spokane Spokane Arena, WA
Nov 11: Vancouver Rogers Arena, BC
Nov 12: Seattle Climate Pledge Arena, WA
Nov 13: Portland Moda Center, OR
Nov 15: San Francisco Chase Center, CA
Nov 16: Anaheim Honda Center, CA
Nov 18: Phoenix Footprint Center, AZ
Nov 19: Los Angeles Hollywood Bowl, CA

The Pumpkins will appear on The Late Late Show with James Corden tomorrow night (May 12) to launch the tour.

Last March, the band officially began work on a 33-song follow-up to 1995 double album Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness and its equally weighty 2000 follow-up Machina/Machines Of God.

They posted on social media saying: “Starting new SP album today, the 33 song sequel to MCIS and Machina. Songs are written, lyrics too...so now it's just record-record-record.”

Paul Brannigan
Contributing Editor, Louder

A music writer since 1993, formerly Editor of Kerrang! and Planet Rock magazine (RIP), Paul Brannigan is a Contributing Editor to Louder. Having previously written books on Lemmy, Dave Grohl (the Sunday Times best-seller This Is A Call) and Metallica (Birth School Metallica Death, co-authored with Ian Winwood), his Eddie Van Halen biography (Eruption in the UK, Unchained in the US) emerged in 2021. He has written for Rolling Stone, Mojo and Q, hung out with Fugazi at Dischord House, flown on Ozzy Osbourne's private jet, played Angus Young's Gibson SG, and interviewed everyone from Aerosmith and Beastie Boys to Young Gods and ZZ Top. Brannigan lives in North London and supports The Arsenal.