The Pulse of Radio reports: The SMASHING PUMPKINS will commemorate their 20th anniversary with a series of special concerts, according to a post at the band's official web site. The post read, "To celebrate the band's 20th anniversary, SMASHING PUMPKINS will be playing select U.S. cities in August and September of 2008. No dates or cities have been announced but expect the band to revisit a few specific places that were missed during the last U.S. tour."Pitchfork Media reported that the PUMPKINS will play in Chicago, New York and Los Angeles, and that special guests may turn up at each show. The group is also said to be working on a DVD filmed during their two-week residency last summer at the Fillmore Theatre in San Francisco, the second of two residencies the band did to mark their reunion. The PUMPKINS also have plans to issue both older demo recordings and some new material later this year. The group is suing its former label, Virgin Records, alleging that Virgin used their name and music in a promotional campaign without their permission. Frontman Billy Corgan recently hinted that the band, who released 2007's "Zeitgeist" after a seven-year hiatus, will most likely put songs out in different configurations than the standard CD.
To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends). To report any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, please send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details.