(High Rise) Ahead of the release of their highly anticipated album ATUM and North American THE WORLD IS A VAMPIRE TOUR, The Smashing Pumpkins have shared the official music video for 'EMPIRES'.
The video comes as 'EMPIRES' continues to make waves at radio, being the #1 most added song to Active Rock. 'Spellbinding' is also currently the #1 most added to Alternative Rock. ATUM is set for release on May 5 and is the sequel to 1995's Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness and 2000's Machina/Machine of God. Featuring 33-tracks in 3 acts ATUM was written and produced by Corgan over the past 4 years. 22 tracks have been released to date, with Beguiled continuing to climb at both Active Rock (peaked at #6) and Alternative Radio Charts (#12). Act 3 will come with a special edition boxset featuring all 33 album tracks plus 10 additional unreleased songs.
The Smashing Pumpkins recently announced their 26-date North American THE WORLD IS A VAMPIRE TOUR. Produced by Live Nation, the tour is set to start on Friday, July 28 at The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. The tour will feature special guests Interpol, Stone Temple Pilots and Rival Sons as support on various dates, as well as some of the world's biggest champions from the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), who will be competing in most cities. THE WORLD IS A VAMPIRE TOUR has already sold-out 30k plus capacity shows in Mexico City this year, as well in cities across Australia this spring, and is set to expand to more countries in the future.
"I grew up in a world where I needed to know bands like Siouxsie and the Banshees and The Cure existed, it meant there was a place for people like me to hang out and belong. That's what The World Is A Vampire is about. Bringing back that sense of community. If you don't fit in, you belong here. It's about having a shared experience and respecting others, but ultimately having fun. A true alternative festival, where all the self-proclaimed weirdos and outsiders of the world can get together and have a party" - Billy Corgan
This week, Disney+ revealed special guests for the upcoming mockumentary series The Muppets Mayhem, which includes Billy Corgan. The entire first season will be available to stream on Wednesday, May 10.
In other news, Corgan's popular podcast series Thirty-Three with William Patrick Corgan continues to quench the thirst of dedicated Pumpkins fans all over the world, offering listeners the chance to hear never-before-released ATUM tracks, as-well as diving into various aspects of the band's illustrious history. Thirty-Three with William Patrick Corgan is distributed by iHeartPodcasts and available on iHeartRadio and everywhere podcasts are heard.
THE WORLD IS A VAMPIRE - NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
07/28 - The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan - Las Vegas, NV
07/30 - The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan - Las Vegas, NV
08/01 - USANA Amphitheatre - Salt Lake City, UT*
08/03 - Shoreline Amphitheatre - Mountain View, CA*
08/05 - White River Amphitheatre - Auburn, WA*
08/06 - Hayden Homes Amphitheater - Bend, OR*
08/07 - Toyota Amphitheatre - Wheatland, CA*
08/09 - FivePoint Amphitheatre - Irvine, CA*
08/10 - North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre - Chula Vista, CA*
08/11 - Yaamava' Resort & Casino - Highland, CA**
08/13 - Isleta Amphitheater - Albuquerque, NM^
08/15 - Dos Equis Pavillion - Dallas, TX^
08/16 - Walmart AMP - Rogers, AR^
08/17 - The Orion Amphitheater - Huntsville, AL^
08/19 - iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre - West Palm Beach, FL^
08/20 - MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre - Tampa, FL^
08/22 - PNC Music Pavilion - Charlotte, NC^
08/24 - PNC Bank Arts Center - Holmdel, NJ^
08/25 - Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion - Gilford, NH^
08/30 - Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater - Wantagh, NY^
08/31 - Jiffy Lube Live - Bristow, VA^
09/02 - Budweiser Stage - Toronto, ON^
09/03 - Canadian Tire Centre - Ottawa, ON^
09/06 - Pine Knob Music Theatre - Clarkston, MI^^
09/08 - FirstBank Amphitheater - Franklin, TN^
09/09 - Ruoff Music Center - Noblesville, IN^
^ w/ Interpol & Rival Sons
* w/ Stone Temple Pilots & Rival Sons
**w/ Stone Temple Pilots
^^ w/ Interpol