It is Smashing Pumpkins without the rest of the band. The missing names of course made their name as resonant as the teenage angst designed in the 90’s fashion of alternative culture and MTV. Much has been written about the past legacy of that era so I leave it at that. For now, we have Billy Corgan, that’s for sure, as the last man standing in the pit of rats in a cage while the other three are worthy of their contribution being in the game since 2009. For someone stuck in the 90’s, it is a dead man’s wish to see the original line-up on the stage again. The fantasy might happen in the far-off Coachella 2030 or in the recent trend of a hologram gig. I certainly do not know how to feel on this but still seeing the name next to Live in Manila is somehow a good thing.
So it happens, Billy Corgan, Jeff Schroeder, Mike Byrnen and Nicole Fiorentino, the new Smashing Pumpkins are coming to Philippine shores. We can expect the Rotten Apples: Greatest Hits be played or get Zeitgeist onward. For what it’s worth, they are coming in the wake of promoting the latest record Oceania. Dubbed as Smashing Pumpkins Oceania Global Tour, the concert will be on August 7, 2012 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Check out the ticket + prices below.
VIP (Limited standing) – better call Charlemagne to get a slot at +639178334223
Patron (Standing) – P4,783
Lowe Box (Reserved Seating) – P3,733
Upper Box A (Free Seating) – P1,843
Upper Box B (Free Seating) – P1,045
General Ad – P583
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