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The Smashing Pumpkins will head out on a fall North American tour of arenas, according to a press release issued on Thursday (August 23rd). The trek will kick off on October 10th in Seattle, with 13 additional cities confirmed so far. Exact dates and venues for the shows will be announced at a later date. Frontman Billy Corgan told us what to expect in the band's set: "We're gonna play the whole album at some point in the show, and we'll have a visual component that's gonna go with it. I don't want to give away anything else because what we're trying to do is actually kind of new. So in between there we'll play, you know, some of the classics and things like that. But the core of the Oceania tour is to play the album in total as a top to bottom experience, because at the end of the day, that's the way we made it."
The Pumpkins have hired production designer Sean Evans to create the band's new stage show, which will use new video-mapping technology to deploy what the press release called "something never seen before in the concert world."
Evans recently created the stage production for ex-Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters' latest tour of The Wall.
Pre-sales for the tour begin on Monday (August 27th) for holders of a certain corporate bank card, while general public sales will be announced regionally.
Oceania, the seventh studio album from the Pumpkins, debuted at Number Four on the Billboard album chart in June.
Confirmed cities for the Smashing Pumpkins tour (subject to change):
San Francisco, CA
San Diego, CA
Los Angeles, CA
St Louis, MO