The Smashing Pumpkins and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds Announce Tour


The Smashing Pumpkins and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds Announce Tour


As they gear up for the August 8 launch of their much-anticipated summer tour, The Smashing Pumpkins and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds have added a new date to the itinerary: an August 29 show at FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine, CA, presented by KROQ.

Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, March 29th at 10am local time Citi is the official presale credit card for the tour and Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning tomorrow, March 26th at 10:00 a.m.local time through Thursday, March 28 at 10:00 p.m. local time via Citi’s Private Pass program. For complete presale details visit

Produced by Live Nation, the 16-city trek will feature outdoor performances at amphitheaters across North America throughout the month of August. AFI will be special guests on all dates.

The shows will see seminal rock group The Smashing Pumpkins picking up where they left off with last year’s monumental Shiny And Oh So Bright Tour, which sold well over a quarter-million tickets across North America and saw them playing sold-out arena shows at venues including The Forum, United Center and Madison Square Garden. The tour was the band’s first in nearly two decades to feature Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin and James Iha, alongside longtime guitarist Jeff Schroeder, bassist Jack Bates and keyboardist Katie Cole. The tour drew rave reviews from fans and critic alike, with NME describing their NY show as “mammoth” and “a nostalgic, emotional and full-hearted trip.” The Arizona Republic called their performance “transcendent,” the Las Vegas Review-Journal hailed the band for “delivering a rock spectacle,” Uproxx called the tour “a massive gift to their fans” and Forbes declared it to be “an unforgettably rewarding and often spectacular odyssey.” Formed in Chicago, IL in 1988, The Smashing Pumpkins released their heralded debut album Gish in 1991 and found mainstream success with 1993’s 4x multi-platinum Siamese Dream and 1995’s 10x multi-platinum Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. With over 30 million albums sold to date, the two-time GRAMMY®, MTV VMA, and American Music Award winning band remains one of the world’s most influential alternative rock bands. Their set will be packed with both classic hits and gems from their latest album, the Rick Rubin-produced SHINY AND OH SO BRIGHT, VOL. 1 / LP: NO PAST. NO FUTURE. NO SUN., which Vulture lauded for showing “a clearly rejuvenated singer-guitarist Billy Corgan.”

Noel Gallagher has been one of the UK’s most loved and successful songwriters for over a quarter of a century. His latest album, Who Built the Moon? debuted at #1 in the UK and was certified gold in less than two weeks of its release and marked his 10th consecutive chart-topping studio album in the UK — a feat no other artist has ever achieved. After leaving Oasis, Noel successfully launched his solo career as Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds with a self-titled album in 2011 which sold 2.5 million albums worldwide. Noel is the former lead guitarist and principal songwriter of Oasis, the 3X GRAMMY nominated UK rock band. Oasis quickly became one of the biggest bands in the world in the 90s, selling over 70 million albums worldwide to date, but, more than that, their music became the soundtrack of a generation.

AFI is touring in support of critically acclaimed EP The Missing Man, which Brooklyn Vegan praised for “having that classic early 2000s AFI sound.” Since the release of 1995’s debut album Answer That and Stay Fashionable, AFI (Davey Havok, Jade Puget, Adam Carson and Hunter Burgan) has written and recorded five top ten hit singles, including “Miss Murder,” and “Girl’s Not Grey,” hit No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with the stunning platinum certified Decemberunderground, garnered worldwide critical acclaim and amassed a fiercely loyal global following whose members number in the millions.

Thursday, August 08

Camden, NJ

BB&T Pavilion


Friday, August 09

Wantagh, NY

Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater


Saturday, August 10

Darien Center, NY

Darien Lake Amphitheater


Tuesday, August 13

Toronto, ON

Budweiser Stage


Wednesday, August 14

Detroit, MI

DTE Energy Music Theatre


Thursday, August 15

Chicago, IL

Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre


Saturday, August 17

Columbia, MD

Merriweather Post Pavilion


Monday, August 19

Cleveland, OH

Blossom Music Center


Tuesday, August 20

Charlotte, NC

PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte


Wednesday, August 21

Alpharetta, GA

Ameris Bank Amphitheatre


Friday, August 23

Rogers, AR

Walmart AMP


Saturday, August 24

Dallas, TX

Dos Equis Pavilion


Sunday, August 25

Houston, TX

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman


Wednesday, August 28,

San Diego, CA

North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre


Thursday, August 29

Irvine, CA

FivePoint Amphitheatre


Saturday, August 31

Mountain View, CA

Shoreline Amphitheatre

Bass Magazine   By: Bass Magazine