Smashing Pumpkins announce three-project rock opera

“Beguiled” is project’s first single

The Smashing Pumpkins have shared their new single “Beguiled,” along with details of their highly anticipated 12th studio album — a three-act rock opera album titled Atum (pronounced Autumn), which is slated for release in April 2023. Atum will feature 33-tracks — with each track to be revealed chronologically each week on Corgan’s podcast — and is the sequel to 1995’s Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness and 2000’s Machina/Machines of God.

Atum was written and produced by Corgan over the past four years. Each act of 11 songs will come out every 11 weeks on digital streaming platforms to coincide with the podcast with Act 1 on November 15th and Act 2 on January 31, 2023. Act 3, along with a special edition box set featuring all 33 album tracks plus 10 additional unreleased songs, will be released on April 21, 2023.

The group is currently on their Spirits on Fire arena tour through November with Jane’s Addiction. Poppy and Meg Myers open select dates. The tour will play major cities, including Chicago, New York City, Boston, and others before wrapping November 19th in Los Angeles. Tickets are available via Ticketmaster.

When The Smashing Pumpkins first emerged out of Chicago in 1988, the world had never heard a band quite like them. They spun together rock, pop, shoe-gaze, metal, goth, psychedelia, and electronic into a kaleidoscope of saccharine melodies, fuzzy distortion, bombastic orchestration, incendiary fretwork, eloquent songcraft, and unshakable hooks. Upon their formation, their sound was different, iconoclastic, and wholly new — and it still is today. As a result, they’ve sold over 30 million albums worldwide and collected two GRAMMY Awards, two MTV VMAs, and an American Music Award.

Smashing Pumpkins 2022 Spirits on Fire Arena Tour Dates:

Sept 20 – Chicago @ Metro
Sept 22 – New York City @ Irving Plaza
Oct 2 – Dallas @ American Airlines Center (with Jane’s Addiction & Poppy)
Oct 3 – Houston @ Toyota Center (with Jane’s Addiction & Poppy)
Oct 5 – Austin, TX @ Moody Center (with Jane’s Addiction & Poppy)
Oct 7 – Tampa @ Amalie Arena (with Jane’s Addiction & Poppy)
Oct 8 – Hollywood, FL @ Hard Rock Casino (with Jane’s Addiction & Poppy)
Oct 10 – Nashville @ Bridgestone Arena (with Jane’s Addiction & Poppy)
Oct 11 – Atlanta @ State Farm Arena (with Jane’s Addiction & Poppy)
Oct 13 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun (with Jane’s Addiction & Poppy)
Oct 14 – Belmont Park, NY @ UBS Arena (with Jane’s Addiction & Poppy)
Oct 16 – Boston @ TD Garden (with Jane’s Addiction & Poppy)
Oct 18 – Washington, DC @ Capital One Arena (with Jane’s Addiction & Poppy)
Oct 19 – New York City @ Madison Square Garden (with Jane’s Addiction & Poppy)
Oct 21 – Philadelphia @ Wells Fargo Center (with Jane’s Addiction & Poppy)
Oct 22 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena (with Jane’s Addiction & Meg Myers)
Oct 24 – Toronto @ Scotiabank Arena (with Jane’s Addiction & Poppy)
Oct 26 – Montreal @ Bell Centre (with Jane’s Addiction & Poppy)
Oct 27 – Quebec City, QC @ Centre Videotron (with Jane’s Addiction & Poppy)
Oct 29 – Cleveland @ Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse (with Jane’s Addiction & Meg Myers)
Oct 30 – Milwaukee, WI @ Fisery Forum (with Jane’s Addiction & Poppy)
Nov 1 – St. Louis @ Enterprise Center (with Jane’s Addiction & Poppy)
Nov 2 – Detroit @ Little Caesars Arena (with Jane’s Addiction & Poppy)
Nov 4 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
Nov 5 – Chicago @ United Cetner (with Jane’s Addiction & Poppy)
Nov 7 – Denver @ Ball Arena (with Jane’s Addiction & Poppy)
Nov 9 – Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena (with Jane’s Addiction & Poppy)
Nov 11 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena (with Jane’s Addiction & Poppy)
Nov 12 – Seattle @ Climate Pledge Arena (with Jane’s Addiction & Poppy)
Nov 13 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center (with Jane’s Addiction & Poppy)
Nov 15 – San Francisco @ Chase Center (with Jane’s Addiction & Poppy)
Nov 16 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center (with Jane’s Addiction & Poppy)
Nov 18 – Phoenix @ Footprint Center (with Jane’s Addiction & Poppy)
Nov 19 – Los Angeles @ Hollywood Bowl (with Jane’s Addiction & Poppy)

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