BILLY CORGAN Opens Tea House In Chicago

According to The Pulse Of Radio, SMASHING PUMPKINS frontman and founder Billy Corgan is opening a tea room called Madame ZuZu's on Thursday (September 13) in the Highland Park area of Chicago. Corgan said in a statement, "I'm a tea guy. always wanted to open a salon like this for everyone to enjoy. This is a place with no age boundaries. We hope to attract everyone from young students to seniors. With a blend of music, photo galleries, art displays and speakers, I think Madame ZuZu's offers something for everyone."

Corgan promised that Madame ZuZu's would feature a rotating menu of teas from around the world as well as "light vegan pastries from all spheres."

The singer/guitarist will celebrate the grand opening by giving a handful of acoustic performances in the shop throughout the day, beginning at 11:00 a.m. CT.

A press release said that the venture is "designed to serve as a social hub for the community, blending tea drinkers with the arts. Drawing from Corgan's love of music from the '30s, Madame ZuZu's is a Chinoise inspired teahouse found in Paris during this period."

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THE SMASHING PUMPKINS will head out on a North American tour of arenas this fall, starting on October 10 in Seattle. The trek will be in support of the latest PUMPKINS album, "Oceania", which came out in June.

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