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TOURING AUSTRALIA 2023
The Smashing Pumpkins will bring The World Is A Vampire tour to ten cities across the nation this April and that is just the beginning!
The tour boasts some very special guests including alt-rock legends, Jane’s Addiction and killer Aussie rock from Amyl & The Sniffers, RedHook, Battlesnake and local acts opening each show.
PLUS each show will feature professional wrestling matches between Billy Corgan’s NWA (National Wrestling Alliance) and the WAOA (Wrestling Alliance of Australia).
The Smashing Pumpkins were one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed bands of the 1990s, often cited as one of the most influential acts in alternative rock.
From the instantly recognisable harmonic riff of Cherub Rock and the haunting Disarm from their breakthrough album, 93’s Siamese Dream to the majesty of Tonight, Tonight and the savagery of Bullet With Butterfly Wings from the 10 times platinum monster, 1995’s Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness which was the best-selling double album of the 90’s, through to the bands most recent releases 2018’s Shiny and Oh So Bright and 2021’s Cyr which featured the singles, Solara, The Colour Of Love and Wyttch, The Smashing Pumpkins have been a mainstay in the rock world for over three decades and in 2023 will release their most ambitious work to date, Atum: A Rock Opera In Three Acts.
With their densely layered, diverse sound fusing elements of rock, metal, psyche, shoegaze and electronica, The Pumpkins stand apart from their peers. With over 30 million albums sold to date, the GRAMMY®, MTV VMA, and American Music Award winning band remains one of the most influential bands in history.
Jane's Addiction were one of the first bands from the alt-rock movement to gain both mainstream media attention and commercial success. The band's first two studio albums, 1988’s Nothing's Shocking (1988) and 1990’s Ritual de lo Habitual, were released to widespread critical acclaim and gave the world classics like Mountain Song, Been Caught Stealing and Stop! Fusing together a multitude of styles that ultimately led to them being labeled ‘funk-punk’ Jane’s Addiction created a sound all their own and their influence can be heard across nearly every sub-genre of rock music.
Jane’s frontman Perry Farrell’s influence extends far beyond the band and their side projects. He created the iconic Lollapalooza Festival which brought alternative music to the masses from 1991 onwards. This festival was instrumental in creating the culture we recognise and love today.
Some of Australia’s most impressive rock will be on display as part of The World Is A Vampire Tour