Smashing Pumpkins Announce 'Rock Invasion 2' Spring Tour 2020

By Eliot Hill

March 2, 2020

Before heading out on tour to open for Guns N' Roses this summer, Smashing Pumpkins have announced a nine-date mini tour on Monday (March 2).

Dubbed the Rock Invasion 2 Tour, the tour is the much-awaited sequel to the band's 1993 Rock Invasion tour.Β β€œPrepare for an all-out sonic assault,” the band wrote on the Instagram announcement.

The tour will start on April 23 in Louisville, Kentucky and will run through early May ending in Greensboro, North Carolina. Within the new tour dates, Smashing Pumpkins will hit up a couple music festivals including Beale Street and a headlining set at Shaky Knees.

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Invading select U.S. cities this spring, The Smashing Pumpkins Rock Invasion 2 Tour! Prepare for an all-out sonic assault. 🎸 Presale starts Tuesday at 10AM ET. Make sure you’re signed up for our email blast to receive the presale password. Link in bio. 04.23 – Louisville, KY @ Louisville Palace 04.25 – Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live 04.26 – Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre at Old National Centre 04.28 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium 04.29 – East Moline, IL @ The Rust Belt 05.01 – Memphis, TN @ Beale Street Music Festival 05.02 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival 05.03 – Hollywood, FL @ Hard Rock Live 05.05 – North Charleston, SC @ Performing Arts Center 05.06 – Columbia, SC @ Township Auditorium 05.08 – Greensboro, NC @ Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts

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β€œIt’s been a good while since we’ve played a straight-up, bare-knuckle rock and roll show β€” one that avoids little in the way of raw power,” lead singer Billy Corgan said in a statement. β€œSo note: this tour won’t be for those faint of heart and will certainly echo the dynamic modes in which we built our live reputation.”

Smashing Pumpkins have confirmed the band plans on releasing a double album this year calling it the first "real album" since reuniting with guitarist James Iha in 2018.

Smashing Pumpkins Rock Invasion 2 Tour dates:

April 23 – Louisville, KY @ The Louisville Palace presented by Cricket Wireless

April 25 – Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live

April 26 – Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre at Old National Centre

April 28 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium

April 29 – East Moline, IL @ The Rust Belt

May 1 – Memphis, TN @ Beale Street Music Festival

May 2 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Music Festival

May 3 – Hollywood, FL @ Hard Rock Live

May 5 – North Charleston, SC @ North Charleston Performing Arts Center

May 6 – Columbia, SC @ Township Auditorium

May 8 – Greensboro, NC @ Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts

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