Billy Corgan reveals titles of eight new Smashing Pumpkins songs
After teasing new music for months now, frontman Billy Corgan has revealed the titles of eight songs from the much awaited upcoming album, which will not feature ex bassist D'Arcy Wretzky.
Smashing Pumpkins have revealed that they’re heading back into the studio to add the finishing touches to their long-awaited ‘reunion’ album, which of course has now been music's worst kept secret thanks to the spat between frontman Billy Corgan and former bassist D'Arcy Wretzky, who will not be joining the band for the recording of the new material. But the rest of the band seems to be powering ahead as Corgan just shared the titles of eight new Smashing Pumpkins songs.
Recently, it was confirmed that when three-fourths of Smashing Pumpkins’ founding lineup — frontman Billy Corgan, guitarist James Iha, and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin — hit the road this summer for their “Shiny And Oh So Bright” reunion tour this summer, they’ll only be playing music from their first five albums and none of the new material.
But Corgan has been teasing the new music for a while now, and now, he’s released the names of eight songs from the upcoming untitled album. In an Instagram post on Monday, Corgan said that the band was returning to Malibu next week “to sing shiny new lyrics and cut final guitar overdubs” for eight songs. He concluded the post by listing out the titles of all the tracks, which are as follows:
“Alienation”, “Travels”, “Silvery Sometimes”, “Solara”, “With Sympathy”, “Marchin’ On”, “Knights of Malta”, and “Seek and You Shall Destroy”.
Good day! Back home in Chicago, snowy and unfair as she is, with a week to refine lyrics for the 8 new SP songs, whilst also finishing hope a couple more solo songs. The solo album is currently between 16 and 18 songs, and still in need of overdubs. And speaking of overdubs, we'll be back in Malibu next week to sing shiny new lyrics and cut final guitar overdubs with James and Jeff. Busy! But good busy. And for birdwatchers, here are the titles for the 8 Smashing Pumpkins songs: Alienation, Travels, Silvery Sometimes, Solara, With Sympathy, Marchin' On, Knights of Malta, Seek and You Shall Destroy
Corgan also mentioned that he has “between 16 and 18 songs” for an upcoming solo album, a follow-up to last years Ogilala, which has been the key reason behind the delay of the Pumpkins album, which will be cut and mixed by legendary rock producer Rick Rubin.
The accompanying photo appears to be of a quote that Corgan came up with himself, seemingly in reference to the recent spat with D’arcy Wretzky, as mentioned above.
The Smashing Pumpkins "Shiny And Oh So Bright" Tour - Billy Corgan, James Iha, Jeff Schroeder, and Jimmy Chamberlin celebrating songs from their first 5 albums from Gish to Machina. Tickets available Friday Feb 23rd beginning at 10AM local. pic.twitter.com/10GRfCrJfl— Smashing Pumpkins (@SmashingPumpkin) February 15, 2018
Tickets for the “Shiny And Oh So Bright” tour go on sale this Friday, February 23rd. You can check out the band's website for ticketing details and more information. Find the itinerary for the tour below:
Smashing Pumpkins Shiny and Oh So Bright Tour Dates:
07/12 – Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena
07/14 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Arena
07/16 – Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center
07/17 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
07/18 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
07/20 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
07/21 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Centre
07/22 – Atlanta, GA @ Infinite Energy Arena
07/24 – Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
07/25 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
07/27 – Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena
07/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
07/29 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
07/31 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
08/01 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
08/04 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
08/05 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
08/07 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
08/08 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
08/11 – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
08/13 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
08/16 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
08/17 – Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
08/19 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
08/20 – Omaha, NE @ Centurylink Center
08/21 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford Premier Center
08/24 – Seattle, WA @ Key Arena
08/25 – Portland, OR @ MODA Center
08/27 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
08/28 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
08/30 – Los Angeles, CA @ Forum
09/01 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
09/02 – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
09/04 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
09/05 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
09/07 – Nampa, ID @ Ford Idaho Center
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