Grammy Award-winning, acclaimed alternative rock luminaries THE SMASHING PUMPKINS have announced the “Rock Invasion 2” tour — a sequel to their iconic 1993 tour that spanned the globe. The nine-stop tour will kick off on April 23 in Louisville, Kentucky and will end in Greensboro, North Carolina on May 8.
“It’s been a good while since we’ve played a straight up, bare-knuckle rock and roll show; one that avoids little in the way of raw power,” Billy Corgan comments. “So note: this tour won’t be for those faint of heart, and will certainly echo the dynamic modes in which we built our live reputation.”
In addition to the nine “Rock Invasion 2” dates, THE SMASHING PUMPKINS will headline two festivals — Beale Street Music Festival and Shaky Knees Music Festival — and after the tour concludes, will go on to open for GUNS N’ ROSES‘ 2020 stadium tour for a number of dates in July.
Dates for “Rock Invasion 2” tour are available below, while tickets can be purchased here.
April 23 – Louisville, Ky. @ The Louisville Palace
April 25 – Grand Rapids, Mich. @ 20 Monroe Live
April 26 – Indianapolis, Ind. @ Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
April 28 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Ryman Auditorium
April 29 – East Moline, Ill. @ The Rust Belt
May 01 – Memphis, Tenn. @ Beale Street Music Festival
May 02 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Shaky Knees Music Festival
May 03 – Hollywood, Fla. @ Hard Rock Live
May 05 – North Charleston, S.C. @ North Charleston Performing Arts Center
May 06 – Columbia, S.C. @ Township Auditorium
May 08 – Greensboro, N.C. @ Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts