The Smashing Pumpkins release new single ‘Solara’

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The Smashing PumpkinsThe Smashing Pumpkins have shared Solara, the first recording in over 18 years to feature founding members Billy Corgan, James Iha, and Jimmy Chamberlin. Recorded in Malibu, CA at Shangri La Studios with producer Rick Rubin and longtime Smashing Pumpkins guitarist Jeff Schroeder. Solara is available now to stream and download on all digital music platforms via Martha’s Music under license to Napalm Records. Take a listen via YouTube below.

Solara will see it’s network television debut on June 11, with the band slated to perform on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. On June 12, the band will return to The Howard Stern Show on Sirius XM for a performance and interview.

Formed in Chicago, IL in 1988, The Smashing Pumpkins released their heralded debut album ‘Gish’ in 1991 and found mainstream success with 1993’s 4x multi-platinum ‘Siamese Dream’ and 1995’s 10x multi-platinum ‘Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness’. With nine studio albums and over 30 million albums sold to date, the GRAMMY®, MTV VMA, and American Music Award winning band remains one of the most influential bands in history.

The Smashing Pumpkins are represented by Velvet Hammer Music and Management Group. Solara is released via Martha’s Music under license to Napalm Records.

This July, The Smashing Pumpkins will embark on the Shiny And Oh So Bright North American arena tour. Produced by Live Nation, the tour is the band’s first in nearly 20 years to feature founding members Corgan, Chamberlin, and Iha. Longtime Smashing Pumpkins guitarist Jeff Schroeder, bassist Jack Bates, and keyboardist Katie Cole will also take part, as the band moves to a three guitar lineup to better emulate the signature tones and textures of their albums.

The Shiny And Oh So Bright Tour will kick off in Glendale, AZ on July 12, 2018 and visit arenas throughout the summer. Indie rock band Metric will support them on the tour. On August 2, the band will perform a special 30th anniversary show at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ. Tickets for the band’s upcoming live dates are available at smashingpumpkins.com, LiveNation.com, and via the Live Nation App.

Smashing Pumpkins 2018 North American tour dates

July 12, 2018 Glendale, AZ Gila River Arena
July 14, 2018 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Arena
July 16, 2018 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
July 17, 2018 Houston, TX Toyota Center
July 18, 2018 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
July 20, 2018 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
July 21, 2018 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center*
July 22, 2018 Atlanta, GA Infinite Energy Arena
July 24, 2018 Miami, FL AmericanAirlines Arena
July 25, 2018 Tampa, FL Amalie Arena
July 27, 2018 Baltimore, MD Royal Farms Arena
July 28, 2018 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
July 29, 2018 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
July 31, 2018 Boston, MA TD Garden
August 01, 2018 New York City, NY Madison Square Garden
August 02, 2018 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center#
August 04, 2018 Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints Arena
August 05, 2018 Detroit, MI Little Caesars Arena
August 07, 2018 Montreal, Québec Centre Bell
August 08, 2018 Toronto, Ontario Air Canada Centre
August 09, 2018 London, Ontario Budweiser Gardens
August 11, 2018 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
August 13, 2018 Chicago, IL United Center – SOLD OUT
August 14, 2018 Chicago, IL United Center
August 16, 2018 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
August 17, 2018 Indianapolis, IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse
August 19, 2018 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
August 20, 2018 Omaha, NE CenturyLink Center
August 21, 2018 Sioux Falls, SD Denny Sanford Premier Center
August 24, 2018 Seattle, WA KeyArena
August 25, 2018 Portland, OR Moda Center
August 27, 2018 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
August 28, 2018 Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center
August 30, 2018 Los Angeles, CA The Forum – SOLD OUT
August 31, 2018 Los Angeles, CA The Forum
September 01, 2018 San Diego, CA Viejas Arena
September 02, 2018 Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile Arena
September 04, 2018 Salt Lake City, UT Vivint Smart Home Arena
September 05, 2018 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
September 07, 2018 Boise, ID Ford Idaho Center
September 08, 2018 Calgary, Alberta Scotiabank Saddledome*
September 09, 2018 Edmonton, Alberta Rogers Place*

*Without Metric

# 30th Anniversary Show