THE SMASHING PUMPKINS to Perform at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on October 31

Aug 29, 2012

BROOKLYN– THE SMASHING PUMPKINS, the multi-Grammy Award-winning rock band led by singer/guitarist Billy Corgan, will perform in concert at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Wednesday, October 31 at 8 p.m.

Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, August 31 at 10 a.m. Tickets for the show will be available through Ticketmaster by visiting http://www.barclayscenter.com or www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000.

“We are delighted for THE SMASHING PUMPKINS to play at Barclays Center,” said Sean Saadeh, Vice President of Programming for Barclays Center. “Billy Corgan and his band have wowed audiences with great alternative rock music and we are excited to bring them to Brooklyn. THE SMASHING PUMPKINS’ show continues our goal to deliver artists that reflect the diverse tastes of the borough.”

THE SMASHING PUMPKINS will perform from its acclaimed album ‘OCEANIA’ and play a set of its classics and deep cuts. OCEANIA (Martha’s Music/EMI Label Services/Caroline Distribution) was created by the band at Corgan’s private studio in Chicago as a true album experience for listeners to fully immerse themselves in. The powerful 13-song collection was produced by Corgan and Bjorn Thorsrud and mixed by David Bottrill and entered the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at #4 and earned the #1 spot on the Independent Albums Chart this past June.

As with all events at Barclays Center, arena staff will work closely with the MTA to coordinate mass transit to and from the arena based on the event and with NYPD and other City agencies to ensure safety and security procedures are strictly followed and enforced.


THE SMASHING PUMPKINS have created one of the most acclaimed bodies of work in musical history having sold more than 30 million albums, and won multiple Grammy Awards in the process. Formed in Chicago in 1988, they released Gish, their influential and platinum debut in 1991, which was followed by albums including the nine-time platinum Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness and the four-time platinum Siamese Dream, as well as the platinum certified 1998 album Adore. The pivotal group’s many hits defined the alternative music era and continue to resonate on modern rock radio, influencing a whole new generation. The PUMPKINS returned in 2007 with their acclaimed sixth album Zeitgeist. They have since remained on the cutting edge of music and technology with various online releases. In June 2012, the band released the album Oceania, via Martha’s Music/EMI Label Services/Caroline Distribution. Marking THE SMASHING PUMPKINS’ 7th studio record, it is “an album within an album,” part of their 44-song work-in-progress Teargarden By Kaleidyscope.