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Smashing Pumpkins have just announced its 26-date “The World Is A Vampire” tour dates. Joining the band at assorted dates are Stone Temple Pilots, Interpol, and Rival Sons. General on-sales for the shows start on Friday, March 31st at 10 a.m. local.

Pumpkins leader Billy Corgan said ninth tour announcement, “I grew up in a world where I needed to know bands like Siouxie And The Banshees and the Cure existed, it meant there was a place for people like me to hang out and belong. That’s what ‘The World Is A Vampire’ is about. Bringing back that sense of community. If you don’t fit in, you belong here. It’s about having a shared experience and respecting others, but ultimately having fun. A true alternative festival, where all the self-proclaimed weirdos and outsiders of the world can get together and have a party.”

Smashing Pumpkins will release Act 3 — the third volume in its Atum trilogy — on May 5th, with Blabbermouth reporting, “Act 3 will come with a special edition boxset featuring all 33 album tracks plus 10 additional previously unreleased songs.” The “three-act rock opera” is part of the trilogy that follows 1995’s Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness and 2000’s Machina/Machines Of God.

Billy Corgan explained that the last thing he ever wanted was for Smashing Pumpkins to reunite only to be viewed as a nostalgia act: “To go back under the Smashing Pumpkins name engendered a lot of people expecting us to be nothing more than a reunion band, playing its greatest hits, and with a fan base not particularly keen to listen to the new music. What I try to tell people that get caught up in the reunion kind of concepts — like where are the original members and stuff like this — the band was founded on an idea that it must be progressive, and it must always be moving forward.”

JUST ANNOUNCED: Smashing Pumpkins North American tour dates (subject to change):

July 28, 30 – Las Vegas, NV – The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan
August 1 – Salt Lake City, UTUSANA – Amphitheatre
(with Stone Temple Pilots & Rival Sons)
August 3 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre (with Stone Temple Pilots & Rival Sons)
August 5 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre (with Stone Temple Pilots & Rival Sons)
August 6 – Bend, OR – Hayden Homes Amphitheater (with Stone Temple Pilots & Rival Sons)
August 7 – Wheatland, CA – Toyota Amphitheatre (with Stone Temple Pilots & Rival Sons)
August 9 – Irvine, CA Five – Point Amphitheatre (with Stone Temple Pilots & Rival Sons)
August 10 – Chula Vista, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre (with Stone Temple Pilots & Rival Sons)
August 11 – Highland, CA – Yaamava’ Resort & Casino (with Stone Temple Pilots)
August 13 – Isleta Amphitheater – Albuquerque, NM (with Interpol & Rival Sons)

August 15 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavillion (with Interpol & Rival Sons)
August 16 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP (with Stone Temple Pilots, Interpol & Rival Sons)
August 17 – Huntsville, AL – The Orion Amphitheater (with Interpol & Rival Sons)
August 19 – West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre (with Interpol & Rival Sons)
August 20 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre (with Interpol & Rival Sons)

August 22 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion (with Interpol & Rival Sons)
August 24 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center (with Interpol & Rival Sons)
August 25 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion (with Interpol & Rival Sons)
August 30 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater (with Interpol & Rival Sons)
August 31 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live (with Interpol & Rival Sons)
September 2 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage (with Interpol & Rival Sons)
September 3 – Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre (with Interpol & Rival Sons)
September 6 – Clarkston, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre (with Interpol & Rival Sons)
September 8 – Franklin, TN – FirstBank Amphitheater (with Interpol & Rival Sons)

September 9 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center (with Interpol & Rival Sons)

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