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The Smashing Pumpkins Share “Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)” Video Starring Mark McGrath

Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun. Due Out November 16 via Martha’s Music

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The Smashing Pumpkins are releasing a new album, Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun., on November 16 via Martha’s Music (under exclusive license to Napalm Records). Now they have shared a video for previous single “Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts).” Frontman Billy Corgan and Linda Strawberry directed the Halloween-themed video, which features the band in a haunted house as part of a radio contest and guest stars Mark McGrath (of Sugar Ray) as a radio DJ. Watch it below, followed by the band’s upcoming tour dates.

Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 is the band’s first album since Corgan reunited three-fourths of the original lineup, bringing back into the fold guitarist James Iha and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin (bassist D’arcy Wretzsky is not taking part), as well as longtime guitarist (since 2007) Jeff Schroeder.

The album includes the previously shared a new song, “Solara,” which the band performed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in June and for which there was also a strange video, along with “Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts),” a single shared when the album was announced. Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 is the first Smashing Pumpkins album in 18 years to feature the three original members and was recorded at Shangri La Studios in Malibu, CA with producer Rick Rubin. Corgan has been the only constant in the band over the years, but when they formed in 1988 the lineup included Iha, Chamberlin, and Wretzsky. That lineup stayed in place until Chamberlin left the band in 1996 and then Wretzsky departed in 1999, with Iha leaving in 2000.

Corgan issued this statement in a previous press release: “Some 30 years ago, as The Smashing Pumpkins, James Iha, and I began a musical journey in the cramped rear bedroom of my Father’s house. And so it’s magic to me that we’re able to coalesce once more around the incredible Jimmy Chamberlin, to celebrate those songs we’ve made together.”

Corgan released, Ogilala, a new solo album under his full name, William Patrick Corgan, last fall via BMG.

The Smashing Pumpkins Tour Dates:

October 16, 2018 - London, UK - Wembley Arena
October 18, 2018 - Bologna, IT - Unipol Arena - SOLD OUT
November 28, 2018 - Madison, WI - The Sylvee
November 30, 2018 - Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom - SOLD OUT
December 01, 2018 - St. Louis, MO - Stifel Theatre
December 02, 2018 - Tulsa, OK - Brady Theater
December 04, 2018 - San Antonio, TX - Sunken Garden Theater
December 06, 2018 - Tucson, AZ - The Rialto Theatre - SOLD OUT
December 07, 2018 - Phoenix, AZ - Mesa Amphitheatre

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