Billy Corgan will embark on a world tour June 1st in Portugal in support of his debut solo album TheFutureEmbrace, due out June 21 on Warner Bros. Records. Over the course of eight weeks, the modern rock pioneer and his band will visit intimate venues in 11 countries: the U.S., Canada, Portugal, England, France, Italy, Germany, Ireland, Holland, Belgium, and Spain–before wrapping at the end of July. The itinerary includes two-night engagements in such cities as London, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago, his hometown. Fans should expect a vibrant aural and visual experience that reflects the panoramic sound and push-and-pull tension of TheFutureEmbrace album, which features the upcoming single and video “Walking Shade.”
TheFutureEmbrace was produced by Corgan along with Bjorn Thorsrud and Bon Harris, mixed by Alan Moulder and recorded in Chicago. The album contains 11 Corgan originals plus a cover of the early Bee Gees classic “To Love Somebody,” which dovetails with Corgan’s own themes of devotion and features Robert Smith of the Cure on backing vocals. Elsewhere, former Smashing Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin plays on “DIA.”
Some confirmed tour dates are as follows:
Wed 6/1 – Lisbon, Portugal – Aula Magna
Sat 6/4 – Barcelona, Spain – Apolo
Mon 6/6 – Milan, Italy – Alcatraz Club
Wed 6/8 – Gent, Belgium – Vooruit
Thu 6/9 – Amsterdam, Holland – Paradiso
Fri 6/10 – Paris, France – La Cigale
Sat 6/11 – Cologne, Germany – Live Music Hall
Wed 6/15 – London, England – Forum
Thu 6/16 – London, England – Forum
Fri 6/17 – Dublin, Ireland -The Ambassador
What should I say except WOOOOOOOOOOOTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!
I Looooooooooooove Billy Corgan :).