The Smashing Pumpkins are gearing up to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their groundbreaking, platinum-selling, critically acclaimed debut studio album Gish.
Produced by Butch Vig and Billy Corgan at Vig’s Smart studios in Wisconsin from December 1990 through March 1991, this genre-defining break-out placed The Smashing Pumpkins well and truly on the global map. Gish became the highest-selling independently released album of all time upon release. The album featured tracks such as “Siva, “Rhinoceros,” and “I Am One.”
On Saturday, May 29, at 7PM CT, Billy Corgan and Jimmy Chamberlin will be taking part in a 2 hour-long livestream featuring a Q&A, Gish vinyl listening party, plus a very special world exclusive preview of unreleased music, hosted by Madame ZuZu’s in Highland Park, IL. Tickets cost $19.91 and are available starting Friday May 28th at 9AM PT/12PM ET. Select proceeds will be donated to the PAWS no-kill animal shelter in Chicago. The livestream will be available to view for 24-hours.
Other “GISH-AVERSARY” weekend long celebrations taking place at Billy and Chloe Mendel’s plant based tea shop, Madame ZuZu’s in Highland Park, IL, include limited edition Gish merchandise, art prints, posters, and more. Other offerings include a private collection of Gish era memorabilia on display, and a Gish psychedelic cake baked by Pie Pie my Darling, recently named USA best vegan bakery.
Also available to pre-order now, and pick up May 29-30, is a limited edition HOP BUTCHER beer, named SOUL HEAD after Billy Corgan’s Gish amp, which will also be available at Madame ZuZus and at various retailers in the Chicago area. This is the first Smashing Pumpkins beer collaboration and will only be available in Chicago this week, celebrating the roots of where it all began. Limited edition Gish Anniversary merch collection will be released in the bands webstore on Friday, May 28.