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Smashing Pumpkins To Tour With Liz Phair This Spring

By Mae Rice in Arts & Entertainment on Feb 1, 2016 3:59PM

Photo via The Smashing Pumpkins Facebook

Remember when Highland Park’s own Billy Corgan quit Twitter to focus on his car blog? Well, that was back in October. Nowadays, his site People and Their Cars seems to have become a blog about Christmas decorations, and in further proof that Corgan does what he wants, he’s hitting the road again this spring with the Smashing Pumpkins.

Their new tour of “classic North American Theaters” will be an extension of their short "In Plainsong" tour, and will be an “Acoustic-Electro Evening,” even though that is really an oxymoron, according to a statement from the band.

Singer-songwriter Liz Phair, best known for her album Exile in Guyville, will open.

The Smashing Pumpkins will play Chicago’s Civic Opera House on Thursday, April 14. Tickets, which start at $49.50, go on sale this coming Friday at 11:00 a.m., CST, on Ticketmaster or at the Civic Opera House’s box office. (You can also buy them by phone.)

The national tour kicks off in late March. Here’s the full schedule, according to Pitchfork:

03-22 Portland, OR - Schnitzer Hall
03-23 Seattle, WA - The Paramount
03-25 San Francisco, CA - The Masonic
03-26-27 Los Angeles, CA - The Theatre at Ace Hotel
03-29 Salt Lake City, UT - Kingsbury Hall
03-30 Denver, CO - Ellie Caulkins Opera House
04-01 Detroit, MI - The Fillmore
04-02 Columbus, OH - Palace Theatre
04-04 New York, NY - Beacon Theatre
04-08 Philadelphia, PA - Tower Theatre
04-09 Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre
04-10 Washington, D. C. - Lincoln Theatre
04-12 Toronto, Ontario - Massey Hall
04-14 Chicago, IL - Civic Opera House
04-15 Louisville, KY - Palace Theatre
04-16 Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
04-18 Dallas, TX - Majestic Theatre
04-19 Austin, TX - Bass Concert Hall
04-20 Houston, TX - Cullen Performance Hall

Prepare for the fun with our 2014 interview with Corgan.