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Hear Smashing Pumpkins’ New Song ‘Solara’

Billy Corgan, James Iha and Jimmy Chamberlin release first new tune together since 2000.

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Smashing Pumpkins New Song Solara

Smashing Pumpkins have released a new song called Solara. It marks the band’s first recording to feature frontman Billy Corgan, guitarist James Iha and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin together in 18 years. The track, which was produced by Rick Rubin, also features long-time guitarist Jeff Schroeder and it can be heard below.

The band will perform ‘Solara’ next Monday night, 11 June, on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Corgan, Iha and Chamberlin last played together on 2000’s ‘Untitled’. ‘Untitled’ was Iha’s last Pumpkins recording prior to Solara, while Chamberlin’s was 2009’s ‘FOL’. Original Smashing Pumpkins bassist D’Arcy Wretzky is is not taking part at all in the band’s reunion.

In the wake of Solara, Smashing Pumpkins embark on their Shiny And Oh So Bright North American tour on 12 July at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona and wraps on 7 September at the Ford Idaho Center in Boise, Idaho.  The tour will reportedly concentrate on songs from the band’s 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.

“This show and staging will be unlike any we’ve ever done, and will feature a set unlike any we’ve ever played,” Billy Corgan told Rolling Stone, when the dates were first announced in February. “For if this is a chance at a new beginning, we plan on ushering it in with a real bang.”

Smashing Pumpkins play the following North America dates:

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! Center
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
August 1: New York City, NY @ Madison Square Garden
August 4: Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
August 5: Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
August 7: Montreal, QC @ Centre Bell
August 8: Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
August 11: Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
August 13: Chicago, IL @ United Center
August 14: Chicago, IL @ United Center
August 16: Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
August 17: Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
August 19: St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
August 20: Omaha, NE @ CenturyLink Center
August 21: Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford Premier Center
August 24: Seattle, WA @ Key Arena
August 25: Portland, OR @ Moda Center
August 27: Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
August 28: Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
August 30: Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
August 31: Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
September 1: San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
September 2: Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
September 4: Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
September 5: Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
September 7: Boise, ID @ Ford Idaho Center.

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