Billy Corgan announces eight hour Chicago gig

Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has announced that he will perform a free eight to nine hour gig at his Madame ZuZu’s Teahouse in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park, IL on Friday, February 28th. The singer/songwriter made the announcement on his Facebook page on Tuesday that the gig will be centered around the ambient/musical interpretation of Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha.

“On 2//28 I’ll be doing a show at Madame ZuZu’s Teahouse; start time noon, and due to nature of performance it’ll last 8-9 hours,” he writes. “So see http://MadameZuzus.com in coming days for details on seating and admissions. As with all our events there is no charge. Performance will be centered around an ambient/musical interpretation of Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha; built by modular synthesis, on the fly. Readings of the text to go hand in hand with whatever is created; + the first @Hexistential poster, and event t-shirts too. Hope to see you there.”

“Performance will be centered around an ambient/musical interpretation of Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha; built by modular synthesis, on the fly.”

Corgan’s performance is not expected to include any singing, according to the Teahouse website. The venue is small and will accept patrons on a first come, first serve basis as no reservations are being taken for this event, as of now.

Madam Zuzu’s Teahouse serves the most carefully blended and curated teas by the Rodrick Markus of Rare Tea Cellar. RTC specializes is finding the rarest and most unique ingredients alongside blending and creating new platforms for tea in the world. Each patron is asked to purchase tea during their visit in exchange for no cover charge for this, or any of their events.

Madame Zuzu’s Teahouse is located at 582 Roger Williams Ave., Highland Park, IL 60035.

Corgan announced in March 2013 that the Smashing Pumpkins have begun writing for their next album, although no other details have been revealed. The Pumpkins’ last official release was Oceania: Live in NYC on a variety of formats on September 3, 2013. The performance was recorded live at Brooklyn’s new Barclays Center on December 10th, a Halloween show that had to be rescheduled due to Hurricane Sandy.

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.

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