Smashing Pumpkins acoustic tour comes to Hoyt Sherman Place
Alternative rocker Billy Corgan will bring his band Smashing Pumpkins to Hoyt Sherman Place June 20 for "The Smashing Pumpkins: In Plainsong - An Acoustic Electro Evening," the first time the band has done an acoustic tour.
The show will feature songs from the Smashing Pumpkins' catalog, which includes hits like "Tonight, Tonight" and "Disarm," as well as songs from Corgan's band Zwan and his solo work.
Smashing Pumpkins released its ninth album, "Monuments to an Elegy," in December. Motley Crue's Tommy Lee drummed on the album, because why not?
Corgan is the only original member of Smashing Pumpkins; bassist D'arcy Wretzky left the band in 1999, guitarist James Iha in 2000. Drummer Jimmy Chamberlin has done several stints with the band, the most recent ending in 2009.
Smashing Pumpkins last played the Des Moines area in 1996, headlining Hilton Coliseum in Ames with Garbage as the opening act.
Tickets are $48.50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday through Ticketmaster or the Hoyt Sherman box office.