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New SMASHING PUMPKINS Single “Panopticon” From Critically Acclaimed Album ‘Oceania’ Arrives At Radio‏

NEW SMASHING PUMPKINS SINGLE “PANOPTICON” FROM CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED ALBUM ‘OCEANIA’ ARRIVES AT RADIO

BAND TO BE JOINED ON UPCOMING U.S. ARENA TOUR BY ANBERLIN OCTOBER 10-20 AND MORNING PARADE  OCTOBER 23-NOVEMBER 4

As THE SMASHING PUMPKINS prepare for their U.S. fall arena tour launching October 10 at the Comcast Arena in Everett, WA, their new single “Panopticon” has just arrived at radio.  This standout track from their acclaimed album OCEANIA caught the attention of critics upon the album’s release (see below) and the band’s singer/guitarist BILLY CORGAN talked about the song’s origins with Music Radar: http://beta.musicradar.com/news/guitars/interview-billy-corgan-talks-the-smashing-pumpkins-oceania-track-by-track-548578/3

“Billy Corgan’s latest opus is full of wildly catchy, over-the-top prog jams. Our favorite? This [‘Panopticon’] Gish-y gem, featuring skyscraper-size riffs and wounded angel vocals from Corgan. Crank it up…”                                                                                                                                                      – Rollingstone.com, 6/22/12

“…‘Panopticon,’ another of the album’s more aggressive, and impressive songs. On that song, Corgan brings the guitar-driven gloom and doom, that relents before he revels, ‘There’s a sun that shines in / There’s a world that stares out at me /And all I refuse to please.’”                                                                                                                                                                     – Tree Riddle, Loudwire.com 6/19/12

“…‘Panopticon’ marches forth on another towering riff and [Mike] Byrne’s flawless percussive propulsion. ‘Love is here,’ Corgan announces as the distortion subsides on a divine refrain. The frontman paints a picture of reminiscence that’s equally spacey and stunning, especially as the clean tones of his guitar rise in rapturous form.”                                                                                                                                                                          – Rick Florino, Artistdirect.com 6/13/12

Listen to “Panopticon” here: http://soundcloud.com/smashingpumpkins/panopticon

The U.S. leg of the OCEANIA worldwide tour includes stops in Los Angeles October 14, Chicago October 19 and New York City October 31.  The U.S. tour will wrap November 4 in Connecticut.  Joining the PUMPKINS–singer/guitarist BILLY CORGAN, guitarist JEFF SCHROEDER, drummer MIKE BYRNE and bassist NICOLE FIORENTINO–on the first half through October 20 are Florida rock outfit Anberlin.  On October 23, in Detroit, Michigan, Morning Parade will join the PUMPKINS for the remainder of the tour.

At the upcoming arena shows, the PUMPKINS will perform OCEANIA in full and for the second half of the show they’ll play classics and deep cuts from their body of work.  The PUMPKINS will be backed by visuals prepared by Sean Evans, whose most recent project was assisting Roger Waters on the newest staging of “The Wall.” THE PUMPKINS will be using new technology in video-mapping to create something new and previously unseen.

The PUMPKINSU.S. fall arena tour dates are:

Date City Venue
 

Wed

10/10 Everett, WA Comcast   Arena
Fri 10/12 San   Francisco, CA Bill   Graham Civic Auditorium
Sat 10/13 San   Diego, CA Viejas
Sun 10/14 Los   Angeles, CA Gibson
Tue 10/16 Denver,   CO 1stBank   Center
Thu 10/18 St.   Louis, MO Chaifetz   Arena
Fri 10/19 Chicago,   IL Allstate
Sat 10/20 St   Paul, MN Roy   Wilkins Auditorium
Tue 10/23 Detroit,   MI Palace   of Auburn Hills
Sat 10/27 Boston,   MA Agganis
Wed 10/31 Brooklyn,   NY Barclays   Arena
Fri 11/2 Camden,   NJ Susquehanna   Bank Center
Sat 11/3 Fairfax,   VA Patriot   Center
Sun 11/4 Uncasville,   CT Mohegan   Sun

 

OCEANIA (Martha’s Music/EMI Label Services/Caroline Distribution) was created by the band at Corgan’s private studio in Chicago as a true album experience for listeners to fully immerse themselves in. The powerful 13-song collection was produced by Corgan and Bjorn Thorsrud and mixed by David Bottrill. It entered the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at #4 and earned the #1 spot on the Independent Albums Chart this past June.

About THE SMASHING PUMPKINS: THE SMASHING PUMPKINS have created one of the most acclaimed bodies of work in musical history having sold more than 30 million albums, and won multiple Grammy Awards in the process.  Formed in Chicago in 1988, they released Gish, their influential and platinum debut in 1991, which was followed by albums including the nine-time platinum Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness and the four-time platinum Siamese Dream, as well as the platinum certified 1998 album Adore.   The pivotal group’s many hits defined the alternative music era and continue to resonate on modern rock radio, influencing a whole new generation.   The PUMPKINS returned in 2007 with their acclaimed sixth album Zeitgeist.  They have since remained on the cutting edge of music and technology with various online releases. In June 2012, the band released the album Oceania, via Martha’s Music/EMI Label Services/Caroline Distribution. Marking THE SMASHING PUMPKINS’ 7th studio record, it is “an album within an album,” part of their 44-song work-in-progress Teargarden By Kaleidyscope.

 

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