On February 27th Billy Corgan will be playing an eight-hour-long ambient set at his own Chicago tea house, Madame ZuZu's Teahouse. Yeah. Really! If anything at all about that last sentence appeals to you then you've got some homework to do, because The Smashing Pumpkins frontman's set is based on Herman Hesse's 1922 novel Siddharta. A book that delves into spirituality and Buddhism and apparently eight hour long ambient sets from more-than-a-little-past-it Generation X-icons. It does sound interesting though, and Corgan's always been a bold musician who loves what he loves, but we're still taking bets one what hour the crowd will get tired and wish he'd just play 'Disarm' instead. And whether, at the end of his marathon set, he'll be taking his bows to the sound of rapturous applause or to cries of "Shit Billy, it's about time, my tea went cold 7 hours ago."

Read Corgan's full Facebook announcement below for more details.

"On 2//28 I'll be doing a show at Madame ZuZu's Teahouse; start time noon, and due to nature of performance it'll last 8-9 hours. So see http://MadameZuzus.com in coming days for details on seating and admissions. As with all our events there is no charge. Performance will be centered around an ambient/musical interpretation of Hermann Hesse's Siddhartha; built by modular synthesis, on the fly. Readings of the text to go hand in hand with whatever is created; + the first @Hexistential poster, and event t-shirts too. Hope to see you there."

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