Grammy Award-winning, acclaimed alternative rock pioneers THE SMASHING PUMPKINS have announced a national sweepstakes for a 1979 House Party. Inspired by their iconic "1979" music video, the band will perform an intimate show at a secret residential location in Los Angeles, California on June 28, ahead of their upcoming "Shiny And Oh So Bright Tour", kicking off on July 12.
The sweepstakes winner and a guest will receive exclusive access to the 1979 House Party, a Yamaha guitar, round-trip flights to Los Angeles, California, a two-night stay at a Hilton property, and a cash card for ground transportation. Sweepstakes rules and entry information can be found here. The 1979 House Party is sponsored by Live Nation, Hilton and Yamaha.
Produced by Live Nation, the "Shiny And Oh So Bright Tour" is THE SMASHING PUMPKINS' first tour in nearly 20 years to feature founding members Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin and James Iha. The 39-city outing will kick off in Glendale, Arizona on July 12 and visit North American arenas throughout the summer. Indie rock band METRIC will support them on the tour. Tickets are available at LiveNation.com and SmashingPumpkins.com.
The monumental tour, which coincides with the 30th anniversary of the band's formation, will highlight music from the group's inception through 2000, and will exclusively feature material from their groundbreaking debut "Gish" through "Siamese Dream", "Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness", "Adore" and "Machina". Longtime SMASHING PUMPKINS guitarist Jeff Schroeder will also take part, as the band moves to a three-guitar lineup to better emulate the signature tones and textures of their albums.
Formed in Chicago, Illinois in 1988, THE SMASHING PUMPKINS released their heralded debut album "Gish" in 1991 and found mainstream success with 1993's four-times-platinum "Siamese Dream" and 1995's ten-times-platinum "Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness". With nine studio albums and over 30 million albums sold to date, the Grammy-, MTV VMA- and American Music Award-winning band remains an influential force in alternative rock.