Smashing Pumpkins will kick off their Rock Invasion 2 tour at the Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis in April. The tour’s original start in 2020 was canceled due to the pandemic, and while the 2022 race shares a name with the sidelined one, the route will not be the same.
The new 30-day tour kicks off April 29 and includes 18 stops and three music festivals along the way. The band had planned to perform at the Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis in 2020, and this leg of the tour will also be part of the updated road trip. Other cities, including Tucson and New Orleans, will be new for 2022.
You can see the tour dates below.
This will be singer Billy Corgan’s first tour since his father’s death in December. “My earliest memories are of my dad playing music, listening to music at home, and so all I ever knew was music, and it started with my dad,” Corgan said. in a video posted on Twitter shortly after his father’s death. William Dale Corgan Sr. may not have fully understood what his son was up to musically at times, but young Corgan said he kept going anyway. “And then he came along and he became my biggest fan and supporter, and he often complimented me on my music, my lyrics, my shows.”
Smashing Pumpkins have released their latest album, Cyrin 2020. It was produced by Corgan, who narrated Apple Music, “We’ve become ourselves again. We’re good pop killers, and I think as long as we’re kind of in that space, we’re good.”
Smashing Pumpkins 2022 Rock Invasion 2 Tour Dates
April 29 – May 1 – Memphis, TN @ Beale Street Music Festival
May 2 – San Antonio, TX @ Tech Port Arena
May 5 – Mexico City, MX @ Teatro Metropolitan
May 6 – Mexico City, MX @ Teatro Metropolitan
May 7 – Mexico City, MX @ Teatro Metropolitan
May 13 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
May 14 – Redondo Beach, CA @ BeachLife Festival
May 15 – Tucson, AZ @ TBA
May 17 – Oklahoma City, OK @ TBA
May 18 – Camdenton, MO @ Ozarks Amphitheater
May 19-22 – Daytona Beach, Florida @ Welcome to Rockville
May 20 – New Orleans, LA @ Champions Square
May 21 – Birmingham, AL @ Avondale Brewing Co.
May 24 – Portsmouth, VA @ Atlantic Union Bank Pavilion
May 25 – Greensboro, NC @ White Oak Amphitheater
May 27 – Newport, KY @ PromoWest Pavilion at Ovation
May 28 – Columbus, OH @ Kemba Live!
May 29 – Chillicothe, IL @ Summer Camp Music Festival
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