News Blog :: THE SMASHING PUMPKINS – Release „Solara“ Today! Now available on all digital music platforms via Martha’s Music under license to Napalm Records!

GRAMMY® Award-winning, acclaimed alternative rock pioneers, The Smashing Pumpkins today dropped “Solara”, the first recording in over 18 years to feature founding members Billy Corgan, James Iha, and Jimmy Chamberlin. Recorded in Malibu, CA at Shangri La Studios with producer Rick Rubin and longtime Smashing Pumpkins guitarist Jeff Schroeder, “Solara” is available now to stream and download on all digital music platforms via Martha’s Music under license to Napalm Records:

“Solara” will see it’s network television debut on June 11, with the band slated to perform on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. On June 12, the band will return to The Howard Stern Show on Sirius XM for a performance and interview.

This July, The Smashing Pumpkins will embark on the Shiny And Oh So Bright North American arena tour. Produced by Live Nation, the tour is the band’s first in nearly 20 years to feature founding members Corgan, Chamberlin, and Iha. Longtime Smashing Pumpkins guitarist Jeff Schroeder, bassist Jack Bates, and keyboardist Katie Cole will also take part, as the band moves to a three guitar lineup to better emulate the signature tones and textures of their albums.

The Shiny And Oh So Bright Tour will kick off in Glendale, AZ on July 12, 2018 and visit arenas throughout the summer. Indie rock band Metric will support them on the tour. On August 2, the band will perform a special 30th anniversary show at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ. Tickets for the band’s upcoming live dates are available at,, and via the Live Nation App.

Formed in Chicago, IL in 1988, The Smashing Pumpkins released their heralded debut album Gish in 1991 and found mainstream success with 1993’s 4x multi-platinum Siamese Dream and 1995’s 10x multi-platinum Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. With nine studio albums and over 30 million albums sold to date, the GRAMMY®, MTV VMA, and American Music Award winning band remains one of the most influential bands in history.

The Smashing Pumpkins are represented by Velvet Hammer Music and Management Group. “Solara” is released via Martha’s Music under license to Napalm Records.

The Smashing Pumpkins 2018 North American Tour Dates
12.07.18 AZ - Glendale / Gila River Arena
14.07.18 OK - Oklahoma City / Chesapeake Energy Arena
16.07.18 TX - Austin / Frank Erwin Center
17.07.18 TX - Houston / Toyota Center
18.07.18 TX - Dallas / American Airlines Center
20.07.18 TN - Nashville / Bridgestone Arena
21.07.18 KY - Louisville / KFC Yum! Center*
22.07.18 GA - Atlanta / Infinite Energy Arena
24.07.18 FL - Miami / American Airlines Arena
25.07.18 FL - Tampa / Amalie Arena
27.07.18 MD - Baltimore / Royal Farms Arena
28.07.18 PA - Philadelphia / Wells Fargo Center
29.07.18 CT - Uncasville / Mohegan Sun Arena
31.07.18 MA - Boston / TD Garden
01.08.18 NY - New York / Madison Square Garden
02.08.18 NJ - Holmdel / PNC Bank Arts Center#
04.08.18 PA - Pittsburgh / PPG Paints Arena
05.08.18 MI - Detroit / Little Caesars Arena
07.08.18 CA - Montreal / Centre Bell
08.08.18 CA - Toronto / Air Canada Centre
09.08.18 CA - London / Budweiser Gardens
11.08.18 OH - Columbus / Schottenstein Center
13.08.18 IL - Chicago / United Center – SOLD OUT!
14.08.18 IL - Chicago / United Center
16.08.18 MO - Kansas City / Sprint Center
17.08.18 IN - Indianapolis / Bankers Life Fieldhouse
19.08.18 MN – St. Paul / Xcel Energy Center
20.08.18 NE - Omaha / CenturyLink Center
21.08.18 SD - Sioux Falls / Denny Sanford Premier Center
24.08.18 WA - Seattle / KeyArena
25.08.18 OR - Portland / Moda Center
27.08.18 CA - Oakland / Oracle Arena
28.08.18 CA - Sacramento / Golden 1 Center
30.08.18 CA - Inglewood / The Forum – SOLD OUT!
31.08.18 CA - Inglewood / The Forum
01.09.18 CA - San Diego / Viejas Arena
02.09.18 NV - Las Vegas / T-Mobile Arena
04.09.18 UT - Salt Lake City / Vivint Smart Home Arena
05.09.18 CO - Denver / Pepsi Center
07.09.18 ID - Nampa / Ford Idaho Center
08.09.18 CA - Calgary / Scotiabank Saddledome*
09.09.18 CA - Edmonton / Rogers Place*
*Without Metric
# 30th Anniversary Show