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Yes, Fair: Smashing Pumpkins announce acoustic tour, Liz Phair to open all dates


One of the best tours to hit the area last year was the co-headlining jaunt from Smashing Pumpkins and Marilyn Manson, who Eiffel Towered the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion and everyone inside it back in July.

Now, Billy Corgan’s side of things is set to head out on the road with another fellow ’90s luminary in tow, Liz Phair, but it promises to be a much more subtle affair. Bringing back their “In Plainsong” format, the Pumpkins today announced an acoustic tour that hits Boston’s Orpheum Theatre on April 9. Tickets go on sale February 5 at noon.

For opener Phair, it’ll be her first stateside tour dates in six years, though we here in Boston just saw her live on stage not too long ago, as she performed at Aimee Mann’s holiday show at the Wilbur back in December.


The Smashing Pumpkins promise that the upcoming tour will be “an evening of acoustic based music and electronic soundscapes” and the romp includes founding drummer Jimmy Chamberlin. A new album will be recorded after the tour concludes in Houston. Peep the full dates below.

The Smashing Pumpkins + Liz Phair Live Dates:
03-22 Portland, OR – Schnitzer Hall
03-23 Seattle, WA – The Paramount
03-25 San Francisco, CA – The Masonic
03-26-27 Los Angeles, CA – The Theatre at Ace Hotel
03-29 Salt Lake City, UT – Kingsbury Hall
03-30 Denver, CO – Ellie Caulkins Opera House
04-01 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
04-02 Columbus, OH – Palace Theatre
04-04 New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
04-08 Philadelphia, PA – Tower Theatre
04-09 Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
04-10 Washington, D. C. – Lincoln Theatre
04-12 Toronto, Ontario – Massey Hall
04-14 Chicago, IL – Civic Opera House
04-15 Louisville, KY – Palace Theatre
04-16 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
04-18 Dallas, TX – Majestic Theatre
04-19 Austin, TX – Bass Concert Hall
04-20 Houston, TX – Cullen Performance Hall