The newly reunited The Smashing Pumpkins will come back with a big bang on May 22 after their six and a half years of vacuum. The lucky venue to witness this first return is Grand Rex Theatre in Paris.
Fresh materials from the upcoming album "Zeitgeist" will be revealed for the first time here and the band will also play their old time favorites from previous albums. Two of the members are confirmed to revive this Pumpkins show. Billy Corgan and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin are all set to get on stage but it is uncertain who else will back them up in the performance.
After the show, the band will proceed to their next schedule which is European festivals. They will head to Pink Pop Festival in Landgraf on May 28 and subsequently visit Spain, Germany, Portugal, Austria, Italy, Switzerland and England. After that, they will be back in US for the V Festival in Baltimore on August 5 which is part of their North American festivals.
"Zeitgeist" is scheduled to be released on July 7, but there has been no official confirmation yet.