Smashing Pumpkins announce ‘Shiny and Oh So Bright’ summer tour

Let’s file this under “news we already knew about.” Following days of teasing on social media and a countdown clock on their website, the Smashing Pumpkins have finally confirmed plans to hit the road this summer. On Thursday (Feb. 15), the Chicago-founded band officially announced their “reunion” tour. The tour, which has been named the “Shiny and Oh So Bright” tour, will feature three-fourths of the original lineup (frontman Billy Corgan, guitarist James Iha, and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin) performing at venues across North America.

The “Shiny and Oh So Bright” tour will kick off on July 12 at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona and wrap up almost two months later on Sept. 7 at the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa, Idaho. The trek will also include stops in major cities across the continent such as Dallas, Miami, Atlanta, Montreal, New York, Boston, and of course the band’s hometown of Chicago.

Tickets for all the shows will go on sale beginning next Friday, Feb. 23. According to the band’s tour announcement video, which can be seen above, the group will perform tracks from their first five albums; 1991’s Gish, 1993’s Siamese Dream, 1995’s Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, 1998’s Adore, and 2000’s Machina/The Machines of God.

As evident by all the back and forth in the press between Corgan and former bassist D’arcy Wretzky, Wretzky will not be included in the upcoming tour.

The complete tour itinerary for the “Shiny and Oh So Bright” tour can be seen below.


July 12 – Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena
July 14 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Arena
July 16 – Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center
July 17 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
July 18 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
July 20 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
July 21 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum!New york, Boston, and o Centre
July 22 – Atlanta, GA @ Infinite Energy Arena
July 24 – Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
July 25 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
July 27 – Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena
July 28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
July 29 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
July 31 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
Aug. 01 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
Aug. 04 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
Aug. 05 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
Aug. 07 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
Aug. 08 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
Aug. 11 – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
Aug. 13 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
Aug. 16 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
Aug. 17 – Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Aug. 19 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
Aug. 20 – Omaha, NE @ Centurylink Center
Aug. 21 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford Premier Center
Aug. 24 – Seattle, WA @ Key Arena
Aug. 25 – Portland, OR @ MODA Center
Aug. 27 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
Aug. 28 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
Aug. 30 – Los Angeles, CA @ Forum
Sept. 01 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
Sept. 02 – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
Sept. 04 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
Sept. 05 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
Sept. 07 – Nampa, ID @ Ford Idaho Center