Despite claiming that "the album is dead," Billy Corgan has announced that work has begun on a new Smashing Pumpkins record.

Corgan has described the new album as "a cruel record… vengeance is mine…" which can only lead to speculation that he'll be taking side-swipes at ex-members of the band, or his postman, or whatever else has been bothering him lately.

A release date is set for later this year. Meanwhile, you can catch the band as they tour Europe, Japan and North America throughout the rest of the year.

Tour Dates:

  • March 23 – Cumbre Tajin Festival – Mexico
  • April 29 – King Center for the Performing Arts – Melbourne, FL
  • May 2 – St Augustine Amphitheater – St Augustine, FL
  • May 3 – Funshine Music Festival – Tampa, FL
  • May 5 – Beale Street Music Festival – Memphis, TN
  • May 7 – Red Hat Amphitheater w/AWOLNATION – Raleigh, NC
  • May 8 – Time Warner Amphitheater w/AWOLNATION – Charlotte, NC
  • May 10 – Chastain Amphitheater – Atlanta, GA and VIP Packages
  • May 11 – Gulfport Music Festival – Gulfport, MS
  • May 13 – Concrete Street Amphitheater – Corpus Christi, TX
  • May 14 – Palladium – Dallas, TX, Get VIP Packages
  • May 15 – Bayou Music Center – Houston, TX and VIP packages
  • May 18 – Rock on the Range – Columbus, OH
  • June 20 – Live Music Hall – Cologne, Germany
  • June 21-23 – Southside Festival – Germany
  • June 21-23 – Hurricane Festival – Germany
  • June 24 – Zenith – Paris, France
  • June 25 – Zenith – Nantes, France
  • June 27 – Razzmatazz – Barcelona
  • June 28 – Azkena Music Festival
  • July 1 – Academy – Manchester, UK
  • July 2 – Academy – Glasgow, UK
  • July 4 – Zenith – Lille, France
  • July 5 – Eurockeennes – Belfort, France
  • July 6 – Festival Beauregard – France
  • July 9 – Rockhal – Luxembourg
  • July 10 – Open Air Arena – Vienna, Austria
  • July 12 – Pohoda Festival, Slovakia
  • July 14 – Rock in Roma Festival, Italy
  • July 16 – Theatre Antique – Vienne, France
  • July 18 – Mares Vivas Festival, Portugal
  • July 20 – Gurten Festival – Switzerland
  • July 21 – Dour Music Festival – Belgium
  • July 22 – Wembley Arena – London, UK
  • Aug 10 – Summer Sonic – Osaka, Japan
  • Aug 11 – Summer Sonic – Tokyo, Japan