It’s been a whirlwind of news following the band after they announced their upcoming tour ‘Shiny and Oh So Bright’ coming to North America in summer 2018.
Although the band stated that they would be performing songs off their first five albums, some new tunes may find their way on the setlist. Founding member, Billy Corgan, spilled the tea on Instagram yesterday that they will be heading to Malibu to “sing shiny new lyrics and cut final guitar overdubs” for 8 new tracks!
Good day! Back home in Chicago, snowy and unfair as she is, with a week to refine lyrics for the 8 new SP songs, whilst also finishing hope a couple more solo songs. The solo album is currently between 16 and 18 songs, and still in need of overdubs. And speaking of overdubs, we'll be back in Malibu next week to sing shiny new lyrics and cut final guitar overdubs with James and Jeff. Busy! But good busy. And for birdwatchers, here are the titles for the 8 Smashing Pumpkins songs: Alienation, Travels, Silvery Sometimes, Solara, With Sympathy, Marchin' On, Knights of Malta, Seek and You Shall Destroy
The post ended with Corgan listing the names of the songs: “Alienation”, “Travels”, “Silvery Sometimes”, “Solara”, “With Sympathy”, “Marchin’ On”, “Knights of Malta”, and “Seek and You Shall Destroy”.
Remaining members Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin, and James Iha have not recorded music together since TSP’s double album from 2000, Machina. It’s safe to say they’ll be well rested and ready to rock after an 18 year break from each other!
(Photo by JORDAN CAMERON via Flickr)