The Smashing Pumpkins will make another attempt at a Rock Invasion 2 tour in 2022. The alternative rock outfit announced new dates on Tuesday for the tour that was originally slated for spring 2020.
The new crop of concerts begins on May 2nd in San Antonio, TX. Following a three-night run in Mexico City, MX (5/5–7), The Smashing Pumpkins then return stateside for a show at Santa Barbara Bowl in California (5/13) and a set at BeachLife Festival in Redondo Beach, CA (5/14). Shows at venues to be announced in Tuscon, AZ and Oklahoma City, OK follow on May 15th and 17th, respectively, followed by a concert at Ozarks Amphitheater in Camdenton, MO on the 18th.
The Smashing Pumpkins then head down to Daytona Beach, FL for a set at Welcome to Rockville (5/19–22) ahead of shows in New Orleans, LA (5/20); Birmingham, AL (5/21); Portsmouth, VA (5/24); Greensboro, NC (5/25); Newport, KY (5/27); and finally Columbus, OH (5/28). The band will then headline Summer Camp Music Festival in its home state of Illinois (5/29).
When the tour was initially announced in March 2020, frontman Billy Corgan noted that the shows on this tour will be more rock-based than previous performances, coinciding with a return to the band’s rougher, early-1990s style. The previous Rock Invasion tour was in promotion of the band’s 1993 breakout album, Siamese Dream, which has since gone platinum four times over.
“It’s been a good while since we’ve played a straight-up, bare-knuckle rock and roll show — one that avoids little in the way of raw power,” Corgan said at the time. “So note: this tour won’t be for those faint of heart and will certainly echo the dynamic modes in which we built our live reputation.”
Tickets for The Smashing Pumpkins’ new Rock Invasion 2 tour dates go on sale on Friday at 10 a.m. local time. A presale launches on Wednesday at 10 a.m. local time. Scroll down for a full list of tour dates.
Smashing Pumpkins 2022 Tour Dates:
04/29-05/01 – Memphis, TN @ Beale Street Music Festival
05/02 – San Antonio, TX @ Tech Port Arena
05/05 – Mexico City, MX @ Teatro Metropolitan
05/06 – Mexico City, MX @ Teatro Metropolitan
05/07 – Mexico City, MX @ Teatro Metropolitan
05/13 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl *
05/14 – Redondo Beach, CA @ BeachLife Festival
05/15 – Tucson, AZ @ TBA *
05/17 – Oklahoma City, OK @ TBA *
05/18 – Camdenton, MO @ Ozarks Amphitheater *
05/19-22 – Daytona Beach, FL @ Welcome to Rockville
05/20 – New Orleans, LA @ Champions Square *
05/21 – Birmingham, AL @ Avondale Brewing Co. *
05/24 – Portsmouth, VA @ Atlantic Union Bank Pavilion *
05/25 – Greensboro, NC @ White Oak Amphitheatre *
05/27 – Newport, KY @ PromoWest Pavilion at OVATION *
05/28 – Columbus, OH @ KEMBA Live! *
05/29 – Chillicothe, IL @ Summer Camp Music Festival
* = w/ Bones