Billy “Darth Vader” Corgan and Jimmy Chamberin from the band Smashing Pumpkins have announced the first tour in seven years supporting a new album entitled “Zeitgeist” which Billy Corgan and Jimmy Chamberlin recorded in tandem with out original members D’arcy and James Iha. It has been reported b y the Chicago Tribune that D’arcy and James Iha will not tour but bassist Ginger Reyes and guitarist Jeff Schroeder will take their place.
The opening night will be in Paris on May 22nd and the rest of the tour dates are as follows:
The Orange Peel in Asheville
June 23-24, 26-27, 29-30
July 2-3 and 5.
San Francisco’s Fillmore
July 22, 24-25, 27-28, 30-31 and Aug. 1. Tickets go on sale Sunday (May 20) but will only be available online.
Fans are encouraged to record the show with their own audio (we’ll see what kind of viral action this will have) so we should have links to the show in the near future.
Lastly, the amazing technology of today’s dermatology procedures has rendered Darth Vader’s intensely disgusting scars on his skull virtually invisible (see above picture).