Smashing Pumpkins Release New Single “Tom Tom,” Return To US For 7 Shows
Set to touch down in America December 4 in Grand Prairie, Texas for a seven-show run after wrapping their six-country South American tour November 27 in Bogota, Columbia, THE SMASHING PUMPKINS have officially released theirseventh free track “Tom Tom” today, Tuesday, November 23. It is available for 24 hours through MySpace Music and can be downloaded at www.Myspace.com/smashingpumpkins. Then starting Wednesday, November 24, it will be available for free download at www.smashingpumpkins.com; the site also offers a widget enabling fans to host the song anywhere on the web.
“Tom Tom” is also featured on the Pumpkins’ new EP TEARGARDEN BY KALEIDYSCOPE VOL. II “THE SOLSTICE BARE,”in stores today, November 23 via Martha’s Music/Rocket Science Ventures. This physical-only four-song EP is a limited-edition, beautifully packaged CD & deluxe 12-inch vinyl picture disc with four songs: “The Fellowship,” “Freak,” “Tom Tom”and “Spangled” as well as an unreleased B-side track, “Cottonwood Symphony.” The lid covering the 12- inch box is a metallic/foil wallpaper motif, with a 1970’s design by The Flavor Paper Co. As with the band’s EP TEARGARDEN BY KALEIDYSCOPE VOL. 1: SONGS FOR A SAILOR, which was released in May of this year, quantities are limited worldwide.
TEARGARDEN BY KALEIDYSCOPE VOL. II “THE SOLSTICE BARE” marks the second EP to emerge from the band’s in-progress 44-song project TEARGARDEN BY KALEIDYSCOPE, from which songs are being released online, one at a time for free (with four-song physical EPs being issued along the way). “Tom Tom” is the third track to be released fromTEARGARDEN BY KALEIDYSCOPE VOL. II “THE SOLSTICE BARE. The EP’s first single “Freak” earned critical accolades and quickly ascended the U.S. Alternative radio charts. With a cumulative audience of over 20 million, “Freak” received national airplay at the biggest Alternative rock stations in the country. The second release “Spangled” has also earned critical attention, with Spin.com describing it as “a Beatles-esque psychedelic jam written around a harpsichord melody. It builds with drums and a gliding electric guitar riff… (William Goodwin, 9/14/10)”
In touring news, the band–singer/guitarist BILLY CORGAN, guitarist JEFF SCHROEDER, drummer MIKE BYRNE andbassist NICOLE FIORENTINO—recently completed two runs of dates in the U.S. plus shows in Asia, Australia, and New Zealand before they embarked on their in-progress tour of South America. The upcoming U.S. shows include headlining such key Christmas radio shows as night one of KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas on Saturday, December 11 in Los Angeles at the Gibson Amphitheatre; KDGE’s How the Edge Stole Christmas in Grand Prairie, Texas on Saturday, December 4 at the Verizon Theatre; KTBZ’s Buzzfestivus in Houston on Sunday, December 5 at the Verizon Wireless Theater; KEXX’s Double Down Concert Series in Chandler, AZ at the Ovations Live Showroom; LIVE 105’s Not So Silent Night in San Jose on Friday, December 10 at HP Pavilion; and 91X’s WREX the Hall in San Diego on Sunday, December 12 at the Viejas Arena.
DATE CITY VENUE
Thu 11/18 Buenos Aires, Argentina Luna Park
Sat 11/20 Sao Paulo, Brazil Planeta Terra Festival
Tue 11/23 Santiago, Chile Arena Movistar
Thu 11/25 Lima, Peru Lima Hot Festival
Sat 11/27 Bogota, Columbia Coliseo El Campin
Sat 12/4 Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theatre (KDGE)
Sun 12/5 Houston, TX Verizon Wireless Theatre (KTBZ)
Tue 12/7 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater
Wed 12/8 Chandler, AZ Ovations Live Showroom (KEXX)
Fri 12/10 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion (LIVE 105)
Sat 12/11 Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheatre (KROQ)
Sun 12/12 San Diego, CA Viejas Arena (91X)