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Hear The Smashing Pumpkins Debut New Song “Empires” Live


Last night (September 20th) saw The Smashing Pumpkins give a live debut to two new tracks from their upcoming 33-song rock opera “Atum“. In addition to the newly unveiled first single “Beguiled“, the diamond-certified alternative rock band also delivered their first live performance of their song “Empires“. Both of those tracks are taken from Act 2 of “Atum” and were performed live at the band’s hometown show at The Metro in Chicago, IL.

Audio of “Empires” from that set has since made its way online below. The rollout of the “Atum” will be a somewhat complicated affair. New tracks will first be unveiled frequently via vocalist/guitarist William Patrick Corgan‘s new podcast series in chronological order.

Following in the wake of the podcast reveals, each of the album’s 3 acts will be released digitally in individual portions. Act 1 will be out on November 15th. Act 2 will follow on January 31st, 2023, and the entire album will emerge on April 21st. For more details, head here.

The group’s next major tour will commence next month and find them out alongside Jane’s Addiction and Poppy:

10/02 Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
10/03 Houston, TX – Toyota Center
10/05 Austin, TX – Moody Center
10/07 Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
10/08 Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Casino
10/10 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
10/11 Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
10/13 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun
10/14 Belmont, Park, NBY – UBS Arena
10/16 Boston, MA – TD Garden
10/18 Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
10/19 New York City, NY – Madison Square Garden
10/21 Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
10/22 Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena (feat. Meg Myers) (no Poppy)
10/24 Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
10/26 Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
10/27 Quebec City, QC – Centre Videotron
10/29 Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse (feat. Meg Myers) (no Poppy)
10/30 Milwaukee, WI – Fiserv Forum
11/01 St. Louis, MO – Enterprise Center
11/02 Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
11/04 St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
11/05 Chicago, IL – United Center
11/07 Denver, CO – Ball Arena
11/09 Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena
11/11 Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
11/12 Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
11/13 Portland, OR – Moda Center
11/15 San Francisco, CA – Chase Center
11/16 Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
11/18 Phoenix, AZ – Footprint Center
11/19 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl

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