Smashing Pumpkins extend reunion tour with run in Edmonton and Calgary

TORONTO — Billy Corgan and his Smashing Pumpkins bandmates are putting more faith in Canada.

The gothic rock ensemble has added three more stops north of the border for its Shiny and Oh So Bright tour over the summer.

The Smashing Pumpkins will now play London, Ont. (Aug. 9), Calgary (Sept. 8) and Edmonton (Sept. 9).

Those are on top of previously announced dates in Montreal (Aug. 7) and Toronto (Aug. 8).

It marks the first time in nearly 20 years the Pumpkins have featured Corgan alongside founding members Jimmy Chamberlin and James Iha. The band’s former bassist D’Arcy Wretzky won’t be part of the reunion.

Toronto band Metric will perform as opening act for most shows on the North American tour.

Tickets go on sale May 14 at 10 a.m. local time for each city.

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