Ahead of the release of their highly anticipated album ATUM and North American THE WORLD IS A VAMPIRE TOUR, The Smashing Pumpkins have shared the official music video for ‘EMPIRES’ – WATCH HERE.
The video comes as ‘EMPIRES’ continues to make waves at radio, being the #1 most added song to Active Rock. ‘Spellbinding’ is also currently the #1 most added to Alternative Rock. ATUM is set for release on May 5 and is the sequel to 1995’s Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness and 2000’s Machina/Machine of God. Featuring 33-tracks in 3 acts ATUM was written and produced by Corgan over the past 4 years. 22 tracks have been released to date, with Beguiled continuing to climb at both Active Rock (peaked at #6) and Alternative Radio Charts (#12). Act 3 will come with a special edition boxset featuring all 33 album tracks plus 10 additional unreleased songs, and is available for pre-order HERE.
The Smashing Pumpkins recently announced their 26-date North American THE WORLD IS A VAMPIRE TOUR. The tour is set to start on Friday, July 28 at The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. The tour will feature special guests Interpol, Stone Temple Pilots and Rival Sons as support on various dates, as well as some of the world’s biggest champions from the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), who will be competing in most cities. THE WORLD IS A VAMPIRE TOUR has already sold-out 30k plus capacity shows in Mexico City this year, as well in cities across Australia this spring, and is set to expand to more countries in the future. For more details go to: https://smashingpumpkins.com/
“I grew up in a world where I needed to know bands like Siouxsie 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” – Billy Corgan