Smashing Pumpkins To Play Thalia Hall Wednesday

By Chuck Sudo in Arts & Entertainment on Nov 24, 2014 4:00PM

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Image Credit: Art Shay
If Thanksgiving is a day where we suck it up and have dinner with the family, the night before is where we blow off the steam we would otherwise allow to build inside. If you have no plans for Wednesday Billy Corgan would like to change that.

The Smashing Pumpkins are touring select markets to promote their forthcoming album Monuments to an Elegy and announced a Nov. 26 date at Thalia Hall, with tickets going on sale at noon today. (This is a 21-and-over show.)

Since Great Pumpkin Corgan is the one constant face in the band it may be worth getting tickets for this because the Pumpkins’ rhythm section for this tour are Mark Stoermer of The Killers on bass and Rage Against the Machine/Audioslave drummer Brad Wilk. (Rounding out the band will be Jeff Schroeder on guitar.)

Corgan made headlines in spring when he announced the new album was full of nothing but “guitars, guitars and more guitars” and brought in Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee to handle drums for the album. The lead single from Monuments, “Tiberius, is below and, to our ears, has a bit of a Siamese Dream feel to it.

The promotional tour for the new album takes the Pumpkins to New York on Dec. 8, San Francisco on Dec. 11 and Las Vegas on Dec. 13. The band is also headlining Lollapalooza festival dates in Chile, Argentina and Brazil in March, so let the speculation begin as to whether they'll be on the bill in Grant Park next summer. Here is the link to buy tickets to the Thalia Hall show; start refreshing your browsers now.