Rock band the Smashing Pumpkins announced its The World is a Vampire North American Tour on Tuesday, March 28 and it includes a trio of Southern California stops.
Smashing Pumpkins will hit FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine on Wednesday, Aug. 9 before heading to North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre in Chula Vista on Thursday, Aug. 10 and Yaamava’ Resort & Casino in Highland on Friday, Aug. 11.
The 26-date tour comes as support of its three-part rock opera album, “Atum” and the third and final act, “Atum: Act Three,” which will be released on May 5. In all, the “Atum” project features feature 33 tracks, acting as the sequel to 1995’s “Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness” and 2000’s “Machina/Machine of God.” The tour will also have support from rock groups Interpol, Stone Temple Pilots and Rival Sons.
General admission tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, March 31 at livenation.com.
The tour title comes straight from the opening line of the “Bullet With Butterfly Wings” track off of “Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness.” More recently, Smashing Pumpkins released the single “Spellbinding,” which will appear in the third act of “ATUM.” In addition, the new record will come with 10 additional unreleased songs. Last year, the band headlined an evening of the BeachLife Festival in Redondo Beach and brought its Spirits on Fire Tour with Jane’s Addiction to Honda Center in Anaheim and the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles in November.
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