Guitar Center, the world's largest retailer of musical instruments and equipment, and DirecTV, one of the world's leading providers of digital television entertainment services, will spotlight SMASHING PUMPKINS in the first episode of the new season of the award-winning music series Guitar Center Sessions on Friday, May 17 at 9 p.m. ET/10 PT on DirecTV's Audience Network (Channel 239). Guitar Center Sessions features exclusive performances and intimate, enlightening conversations conducted by revered musical tastemaker Nic Harcourt.A preview clip of SMASHING PUMPKINS performing the song "The Celestials", captured live in a rooftop concert at the South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, can be seen below. "Today, more than ever before, any artist, established or up and coming, is working within a new convoluted paradigm full of challenges," Harcourt said in a statement. "The new episodes of Guitar Center Sessions feature a truly diverse group of artists, all sharing the ups and downs of their careers in the interviews and delivering blistering performances on stage."
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