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Smashing Pumpkins Turn 20, Tease With a Tour

By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on May 22, 2008 7:21PM

Smashing Pumpkins turn 20

Oh Billy Corgan, are we on this list? Today the Smashing Pumpkins announced:

To celebrate the band's 20th anniversary, The Smashing Pumpkins will be playing select U.S. cities in August and September of 2008.

No dates or cities have been announced but expect the band to revisit a few specific places that were missed during the last U.S. tour...

We're guessing Chicago -- perhaps specifically Metro? -- is one of the places the band is speaking of. But the announcement really begs a bigger question, if James Iha and D'Arcy aren't involved, is anyone really expected to care? Zeitgeist didn't exactly reinvigorate the band's name.

On the bright side, at least Corgan had the decency to just make the announcement on his website, instead of taking out another full page ad in The Chicago Tribune.

Image from the band's MySpace