THE SMASHING PUMPKINS were the musical guests on last night’s (Tuesday, December 11) episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” The band performed several songs — “Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)”, “Knights Of Malta”, “Solara”, “Zero” and “Bullet With Butterfly Wings” — on the show’s outdoor stage in front of a standing-room-only crowd.
“Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)”, “Knights Of Malta” and “Solara” are all taken from THE SMASHING PUMPKINS‘ new album, “Shiny And Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun.”, which was released last month. The disc was produced by multi-Grammy winner Rick Rubin and is the first SMASHING PUMPKINS LP in over 18 years to feature founding members Billy Corgan, James Iha and Jimmy Chamberlain, with longtime guitarist Jeff Schroeder.
The group recently wrapped the “Shiny And Oh So Bright Tour”, which sold over 300,000 tickets across North America and saw them playing sold-out arena shows at venues including The Forum, United Center and Madison Square Garden. Produced by Live Nation, the tour was the band’s first in nearly two decades to feature Corgan, Chamberlin and Iha, alongside Schroeder, bassist Jack Bates and keyboardist Katie Cole. Critics were quick to praise the tour’s opening dates as “a massive gift to their fans” (Uproxx), “a welcome reminder of why those early albums resonated in the first place” (SPIN), and “an unforgettably rewarding and often spectacular odyssey” (Forbes).
Formed in 1988 in Chicago, Illinois, THE SMASHING PUMPKINS released their heralded debut album, “Gish”, in 1991 and found mainstream success with 1993’s four-times-platinum “Siamese Dream” and 1995’s ten-times-platinum “Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness”. With over 30 million albums sold to date, the Grammy-, MTV VMA– and American Music Award-winning band remains an influential force in alternative rock.
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