is gearing up for a series of concerts, during which he'll hit the stage without his Smashing Pumpkins
Dates and venues for the trek - which is billed as "Billy Corgan with special guests Spirits in the Sky
" - will be announced "shortly
," according to Smashing Pumpkins
, and will include six Los Angeles-area shows.
Spirits In The Sky
- featuring Electric Prunes
' bassist Mark Tulin
drummer Kerry Brown
(ex-spouse of former Smashing Pumpkins bassist D'Arcy Wretzky) and Strawberry Alarm Clock
keyboardist Mark Weitz
- formed recently for a tribute concert in honor of the Seeds
' Sky Saxon
, who died in June at the age of 71.
and Spirits In The Sky
made their live debut together at Los Angeles' Echoplex last month with a performance during which Corgan
debuted a new song called "Freak
," Rolling Stone reported. Corgan
had been collaborating prior to Saxon
's death, according to Rolling Stone.
Thanks for the report to Livedaily.com