In what’s surely one of the most unusual and unexpected tour combinations in recent memory, the Smashing Pumpkins will head out on another big tour this summer alongside Noel Gallagher‘s High Flying Birds. Joining them at each show will be AFI.
This is an intriguing blend of styles that ought to appeal to fans of the 1990s, of course, with the Pumpkins‘ litany of ’90s hits and Gallagher’s Oasis anthems — as well as his more recent and slightly more subversive or experimental solo music. AFI, meanwhile, have been doing their emo/rock thing for more than two decades as well.
Excited to announce The Smashing Pumpkins and @NoelGallagher’s High Flying Birds will be touring North America this summer with special guests @AFI. Tickets on sale this Friday, March 8th, at 10AM local. https://t.co/LyAvkyg2Iu
*LA's on sale date TBA pic.twitter.com/BTqREl0AJR
— The Smashing Pumpkins (@SmashingPumpkin) March 4, 2019
For the Pumpkins, this will be their first big tour since 2018’s Shiny and Oh So Bright reunion tour (and new album). Gallagher’s working on another solo album, as well.
Here’s the tour schedule, with more information on the Los Angeles gig forthcoming:
|Thursday, August 08, 2019||Camden, NJ||BB&T Pavilion||Friday, March 8|
|Friday, August 09, 2019||Wantagh, NY||Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater||Friday, March 8|
|Saturday, August 10, 2019||Darien Center, NY||Darien Lake Amphitheater||Friday, March 8|
|Tuesday, August 13, 2019||Toronto, ON||Budweiser Stage||Friday, March 8|
|Wednesday, August 14, 2019||Detroit, MI||DTE Energy Music Theatre||Friday, March 8|
|Thursday, August 15, 2019||Chicago, IL||Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre||Friday, March 8|
|Saturday, August 17, 2019||Columbia, MD||Merriweather Post Pavilion||Friday, March 8|
|Monday, August 19, 2019||Cleveland, OH||Blossom Music Center||Friday, March 8|
|Tuesday, August 20, 2019||Charlotte, NC||PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte||Friday, March 8|
|Wednesday, August 21, 2019||Alpharetta, GA||Ameris Bank Amphitheatre||Friday, March 8|
|Friday, August 23, 2019||Rogers, AR||Walmart AMP||Friday, March 8|
|Saturday, August 24, 2019||Dallas, TX||Dos Equis Pavilion||Friday, March 8|
|Sunday, August 25, 2019||Houston, TX||The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman||Friday, March 8|
|Wednesday, August 28, 2019||San Diego, CA||North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre||Friday, March 8|
|Friday, August 30, 2019*||Los Angeles, CA*||Banc of California Stadium*||TBA*|
|Saturday, August 31, 2019||Mountain View, CA||Shoreline Amphitheatre||Friday, March 8|
*more details including on sale information to be announced