Smashing Pumpkins Announce November UK Tour

Smashing Pumpkins have announced a UK tour for November.

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The band, who now consist of singer Billy Corgan, Jeff Schroeder on guitar, Nicola Fiorentino on bass and Mike Byrne on drums, will play seven dates on the tour.

These begin in Manchester at the O2 Apollo on November 11 and end at the O2 Academy Birmingham on November 19. The run also includes two nights at London's O2 Academy Brixton on November 15 and 16.

The tour is in support of the band's ninth album 'Oceania', which is due to be released in late 2011.

The dates are the band's first in the UK since 2008, when they undertook a five-date arena tour. They are also the band's first UK shows since their reformation without drummer Jimmy Chamberlain, who left in 2009.

Smashing Pumpkins will play:

Manchester O2 Apollo (November 11) Glasgow O2 Academy (13) Newcastle O2 Academy (14) London O2 Academy Brixton (15, 16) Sheffield O2 Academy (18) Birmingham O2 Academy (19)

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    meh smashing pumpkins are really "Billy Corgan and the people he press ganged into playing live with him"
    Wonder when is Oceania coming out. Their latest material has been quite decent.
    Hmm i might go to the glasgow show.The last time i saw them they played for about 3 hours which was pretty cool only downside was some of the songs had to much guitar wankery at the end totally dragging them out for another 5 minutes at least.Sometime 10 minutes.Got a wee bit annoying after a while.
    DAMNIT. I read the title as "Smashing Pumpkins Announce November US Tour" Oh well, lucky ass UK
    I'm sick of press releases announcing bands' 'UK tours'. If they aren't playing Northern Ireland, then that would then make it a Great Britain tour, which this isn't even either as it's an England & Scotland tour.