Get SF Weekly Newsletters

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Smashing Pumpkins, As They Currently Exist, Will Rock the Warfield Dec. 11

Posted By on Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 6:30 PM

click to enlarge Oh hey Billy.
  • Oh hey Billy.

Billy Corgan may have completely revamped the Smashing Pumpkins' lineup when he resurrected the band in 2007, but it's gonna take a lot more than to knock them out of the realm of alt-rock royalty. Touring for the new record Monuments to an Elegy, out Dec. 9, the band recently sold out shows in Paris, London, and New York immediately upon announcing them — and they just announced a San Francisco date at the Warfield, Dec. 11.

From what we've heard of the album so far, if we're lucky, it has a swirling, layered, guitar-heavy return to the sound that created such immersive worlds on albums like Siamese Dream. Here's "Tiberius," which premiered on Vice yesterday. 
Given that Billy Corgan has made more news in the past year or two for non-music activities, like his fierce love of cats, wrestling, and events at his Chicago tea shop, we're stoked to see him on a stage again. Backing him will be none other than Mark Stoermer  from The Killers on bass and Brad Wilk  from Rage Against The Machine on drums (filling in for Motley Crue's Tommy Lee, who played drums on the record). 

Tickets go on sale tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 21, at 10 a.m. West Coast time. Good luck, and may your SP experience be exactly like that time on Sabrina, The Teenage Witch when Melissa Joan Hart snuck out of her house on a vacuum cleaner to get to the show as "Tonight, Tonight" played in the background. (I can't find this on YouTube. Someone help; this is important.)

  • Pin It

Tags: , , , ,

About The Author

Emma Silvers

Bio:
Emma Silvers is SF Weekly's former Music Editor.

Comments


Comments are closed.

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed

Like us on Facebook

Slideshows

  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"