The World is a Vampire Tour kicks off this July

The Smashing Pumpkins have announced their 26-date North American The World is a Vampire Tour. Produced by Live Nation, the tour is set to start on Friday, July 28th at The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. The tour will feature special guests Interpol, Stone Temple Pilots and Rival Sons as support on various dates, as well as some of the world’s biggest champions from the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), who will be competing in most cities. The trek has already sold out 30k plus capacity shows in Mexico City this year, as well in cities across Australia this spring, and is set to expand to more countries in the future.

Artist pre-sale begins Tuesday, March 28th at noon local until Thursday, March 30th at 10 pm local. General on-sale starts Friday, March 31st at 10 am local via Ticketmaster.

“I grew up in a world where I needed to know bands like Siouxsie and the Banshees and The Cure existed, it meant there was a place for people like me to hang out and belong,” Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan shares. “That’s what The World Is A Vampire is about. Bringing back that sense of community. If you don’t fit in, you belong here. It’s about having a shared experience and respecting others, but ultimately having fun. A true alternative festival, where all the self-proclaimed weirdos and outsiders of the world can get together and have a party.”

Along with news of their upcoming tour, the band released their new single “Spellbinding” which received its radio debut this morning (Tues, Mar 28th) during a very special live appearance on The Howard Stern Show, revealing details of their upcoming tour and the release date for their highly anticipated third and final act of Atum, which is set for release on May 5th. Act 3 will come with a special edition box set featuring all 33 album tracks plus 10 additional unreleased songs.

The band performed “1979” and “Empires” live in the studio.

Atum features 33-tracks in three acts and is the sequel to 1995’s Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness and 2000’s Machina/Machine of God. Atum was written and produced by Corgan over the past four years. Twenty-two tracks have been released to date, with “Beguiled” continuing to climb at both Active Rock (peaked at No. 6) and Alternative Radio Charts (No. 12).

In other news, Corgan’s popular podcast series Thirty-Three with William Patrick Corgan continues to quench the thirst of dedicated Pumpkins fans all over the world, offering listeners the chance to hear never-before-released Atum tracks, as-well as diving into various aspects of the band’s illustrious history.