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Tylerdurden31
01-26-2007, 01:17 PM
I read this on a website over there....



Smashing Pumpkins are strongly rumoured to be reforming this summer for live shows - with Coachella touted as their comeback.

Singer Billy Corgan has made no secret of the fact he wants to reform his old band, and NME.COM has learned the band are set to make their comeback at the Californian festival on April 30.

http://www.nme.com/news/smashing-pumpkins/21996

could this be really possible'???????


if it was 2006...then yes

shotglass75
01-26-2007, 01:19 PM
From The Smashing Pumpkins MySpace

*****OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT*****

The Smashing Pumpkins have made their first official announcement of an appearance in 2007. The band will headline both Rock am Ring (6/2/07) and Rock im Park (6/3/07) Festivals in Germany. Tickets are available beginning on Saturday, January 27, 2007. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.tickets-per-post.de/tickets-per-post/Main.php. Check out the festival website for more information http://www.rock-am-ring.com. Stay tuned for many more announcements…

luckyface
01-26-2007, 01:20 PM
They just announced their first tour dates... a couple of festivals in Europe at the beginning of June.

shotglass75
01-26-2007, 01:22 PM
From The Smashing Pumpkins MySpace. NME is wrong

*****OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT*****

The Smashing Pumpkins have made their first official announcement of an appearance in 2007. The band will headline both Rock am Ring (6/2/07) and Rock im Park (6/3/07) Festivals in Germany. Tickets are available beginning on Saturday, January 27, 2007. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.tickets-per-post.de/tickets-per-post/Main.php. Check out the festival website for more information http://www.rock-am-ring.com. Stay tuned for many more announcements…

efrenbaron
01-26-2007, 01:27 PM
I read this on a website over there....



Smashing Pumpkins are strongly rumoured to be reforming this summer for live shows - with Coachella touted as their comeback.

Singer Billy Corgan has made no secret of the fact he wants to reform his old band, and NME.COM has learned the band are set to make their comeback at the Californian festival on April 30.

http://www.nme.com/news/smashing-pumpkins/21996

could this be really possible'???????

shotglass75
01-26-2007, 01:32 PM
blah

ThomThom
01-26-2007, 01:32 PM
No they are actually playing the 31st of April, be there or be square!

luckyface
01-26-2007, 01:32 PM
What the fuck is wrong with this thread?

shoegazer76
01-26-2007, 01:47 PM
As I said in my "reasons not to go post" the Pumpkins are a bottle that needed to be aged a bit longer. I've seen them 3 times and they delivered once partly because they played Drown along with some Gish cuts & Swervedriver opened for them. I speak from experience. They are hit or miss live so take that into consideration if yr hopin a plane to Germany this Summer.

Boourns
01-26-2007, 01:52 PM
Obviously they aren't holding out for Lollapalooza, so why not play Coachella a month before these gigs?

ThomThom
01-26-2007, 01:54 PM
Obviously they aren't holding out for Lollapalooza, so why not play Coachella a month before these gigs?

It's extremely odd on their part...do you think they are a tad intimidated by the Coachella crowd, maybe too judgemental? (in case they sound like shit being back for the first time in years) I cant figure it out for the life of me why they would skip us.

Kampy
01-26-2007, 02:02 PM
maybe they'll play Bonnaroo and I'll get to see them there. We'll know by Feb 14.... hope so!

josephv909
01-26-2007, 03:26 PM
i hope they headline saturday night. that would be awesome.

sonicdeath
01-26-2007, 07:40 PM
Yes they are hit or miss live. I've seen them play like shit.

Clear Channel Must Die
01-27-2007, 08:50 AM
It's extremely odd on their part...do you think they are a tad intimidated by the Coachella crowd, maybe too judgemental? (in case they sound like shit being back for the first time in years) I cant figure it out for the life of me why they would skip us.

It could be the Smashing Pumpkins are not playing Coachella because they were not asked to play. I read an interview of someone who worked for Goldenvoice. The interview was done shortly after Coachella happened last year. In the inverview they said they never made an offer to Smashing Pumpkins. And they did confirm the Smiths were offered $5 million last year and they turned it down.

superfiction
01-27-2007, 12:21 PM
i think they probably wanted too much money and they thought rage was a better choice. which it probably is ore of a draw, after all the pumpkins probably will play lolla

Dede' Arneaux
11-13-2011, 07:18 AM
Billy's in Glasgow tonight. A fave band of mine back in the day. Coachella next year?

Drewski27
11-13-2011, 10:43 AM
i wouldnt mind them but i highley doubt it,.

Bumblebee
11-13-2011, 11:09 AM
i wouldnt mind them but i highley doubt it,.

Lollapalooza didn't even want them for their 2011 anniversary in the band's hometown of Chicago.

SONR801
11-13-2011, 12:22 PM
Lollapalooza didn't even want them for their 2011 anniversary in the band's hometown of Chicago.

the band didnt reunite this year. they have just been releasing re-issues of past albums so why would Lolla even want to book Billy & friends?


I wouldnt oppose a smashing pumpkins set but would rather Just see a billy solo set. Their concert here in utah in 2008 was really cool even w/o the original members. The music speaks for itself.

Mugwog
11-13-2011, 12:27 PM
I would prefer everything before Adore.

Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness as a full album done with a stage production similar to the album artwork and the "Tonight, Tonight" music video would be fucking stellar.

Now do it Billy, Mugwog bids so.

nathanfairchild
11-13-2011, 01:01 PM
actually if they did what they did on this recent us leg i'd so be there. set lists were fantastic. especially the stuff form pisces.

Timestretch
11-13-2011, 01:06 PM
SP rarely put on a good live show. The only time I enjoyed seeing them was opening up for Kiss at Dodger stadium for the 98 Halloween psycho circus show. They were dressed as the Beatles and played for like 45 minutes. Their headlining Lolla set was a big disappointment and that was the original lineup playing Gish and Siamese Dream material. Not a lot of energy or production---just going through the motions. Billy doesn't connect with the crowd at all.

SONR801
11-13-2011, 01:40 PM
^ he connected very well when he was here.

Why do people dislike Adore so much? Its not the best but still a good album even though it was mostly a solo album by billy.

Bumblebee
11-13-2011, 02:19 PM
I saw the Pumpkins in August 2000. Wouldn't see them again and it was obviously over. I also saw one of the rare 2001 New Order Area One gigs with Corgan where he added next to nothing.


the band didnt reunite this year. they have just been releasing re-issues of past albums so why would Lolla even want to book Billy & friends?

There isn't enough time to pull together a reunion for 2012. Billy has European dates booked, not sure if Perfect Circle has any studio commitments. No idea about Jimmy. D'Arcy needs to find reality and a new face...

Recently, an autograph collector got reamed by Billy for several minutes by trying to complete a Siamese Dream vinyl with only Corgan missing. He got the other autographs in the 90's.

nathanfairchild
11-13-2011, 02:31 PM
I saw the Pumpkins in August 2000. Wouldn't see them again and it was obviously over. I also saw one of the rare 2001 New Order Area One gigs with Corgan where he added next to nothing.



There isn't enough time to pull together a reunion for 2012. Billy has European dates booked, not sure if Perfect Circle has any studio commitments. No idea about Jimmy. D'Arcy needs to find reality and a new face...

Recently, an autograph collector got reamed by Billy for several minutes by trying to complete a Siamese Dream vinyl with only Corgan missing. He got the other autographs in the 90's.

a reunion of the original lineup will never happen. iha still hates corgan and has said he has no desire to play with him ever again. d'arcy hasn't done anything with music since she left and jimmy left 2 years ago.

theklein25
11-13-2011, 02:36 PM
Corgan's got that whole Teagarden by Kaleidoscope concept album to promote, why in the hell would he delay that to have the original lineup perform. They've had a big falling out, it's not gonna happen for now. The new stuff is awful and i dont wanna hear oceania songs

n3glect
11-13-2011, 03:39 PM
Corgan's trying a hail Mary with the new studio album (Oceana) It will very likely flop.

The band could have booked the sunset slot as a way to promote it. I don't think they are a draw unless there's an original lineup reunion and/or they play Siamese or Mellon Collie in full.

Obviously a combination of both would be a headlining no brainer. However the relationship with Live Nation alone makes that unlikely, in addition to the other obstacles mentioned above.

wstsidela
11-13-2011, 04:19 PM
Coming soon to an Indian casino near you.

SONR801
11-13-2011, 06:14 PM
There isn't enough time to pull together a reunion for 2012. Billy has European dates booked, not sure if Perfect Circle has any studio commitments. No idea about Jimmy. D'Arcy needs to find reality and a new face...

Recently, an autograph collector got reamed by Billy for several minutes by trying to complete a Siamese Dream vinyl with only Corgan missing. He got the other autographs in the 90's.


I think you misinterpreted what I wrote but alright, i'll go along.

no1cares
11-14-2011, 07:23 PM
Zwan reunion!

nathanfairchild
11-14-2011, 07:28 PM
your name has never been more appropriate.

no1cares
11-14-2011, 07:29 PM
your name has never been more appropriate.

So true.

TheMadeleine
12-29-2011, 06:02 AM
:bump

I am keeping fingers and toes crossed for a Pumpkins appearance in 2012. I've seen them 3 times (MCIS tour, Adore tour, & Zeitgeist tour), they are my all-times favorites, and to see them again at Coachella would be a dream come true!

If it's a true reunion though I'd have to suggest leaving D'Arcy out, as she's deteriorated into a hot mess in recent years. UNLESS she wants to unveil a new healthy self...that would be cool.

cuauhtemoc723
12-29-2011, 06:55 AM
your name has never been more appropriate.

great comeback!
*in reference to the person who wrote "zwan reunion." the person's username is no1cares.

personally, i could care less for smashing pumpkins now because i feel that mr. corgan bit off more than he could chew and needs to pay some bills. so he decided to "reunite" the pumpkins without 75% of them.
but why call it a smashing pumpkins reunion when he could have called it what it really was, "billy corgan plays smashing pumpkins catalog with three hired musicians." hell, he wrote most, if not all the songs.

faxman75
12-29-2011, 07:19 AM
personally, i could care less

You mean you couldn't care less. Meaning you don't care. What you are saying is that you do kinda care.


for smashing pumpkins now because i feel that mr. corgan bit off more than he could chew and needs to pay some bills. so he decided to "reunite" the pumpkins without 75% of them.

That's not true. You are terrible at this. Do you even know what the phrase "bit off more than he could chew" means? If so please explain how Billy Corgan did this. Also, he's not broke. Finally he reuinted the pumpkins with 50% of them a few years ago. What he's doing now is just carrying on the name and the music, which by the way he created about 99% of anyway. The band was always sort of hired hands.



but why call it a smashing pumpkins reunion when he could have called it what it really was, "billy corgan plays smashing pumpkins catalog with three hired musicians." hell, he wrote most, if not all the songs.

Your last statement is why he gets to call it the Smashing Pumpkins. He is the Smashing Pumpkins much like Trent Reznor is Nine Inch Nails.

Now relax and don't get so wound up over things you don't seem to know a whole bunch about.

Bumblebee
12-29-2011, 12:54 PM
Did the Jimmy Chamberlain Complex ever do any live gigs? THAT would be awesome since it's the best Pumpkins related album since Adore.

nathanfairchild
12-29-2011, 03:00 PM
Your last statement is why he gets to call it the Smashing Pumpkins. He is the Smashing Pumpkins much like Trent Reznor is Nine Inch Nails.

Excellent comparison. This is exactly how I've always viewed them.

Pumpkinhead33
12-29-2011, 05:45 PM
Closing the Outdoor Stage on Saturday, with the following setlist, just for me:

Muzzle - Cherub Rock - Perfect - Bullet with Butterfly Wings - Tonight Tonight - Drown - Real Love - Try, Try, Try - Rhinoceros - Today

Encore: 1979 (just because) - Starla