The Smashing Pumpkins cancel Rock Invasion 2 tour

The Smashing Pumpkins by Olivia Bee

More of the Smashing Pumpkins‘ 2020 tour plans have fallen by the wayside.

A stint supporting Guns N Roses has already been cancelled, and now the sequel to their Rock Invasion Tour of 1993 – which was initially moved from the spring to October – will also not be taking place at all. “It is with heavy hearts that we must announce The Smashing Pumpkins Rock Invasion 2 tour will no longer be taking place,” a message on social media reads.

“Though this decision did not come easily, it is our top priority to maintain the safety and health of our fans, crew, and venue staff. Tickets will automatically be refunded at point of purchase. Thank you for understanding.”

Billy Corgan had been looking forward to the tour, saying it’d been, ‘a good while since they’d played a straight up, bare-knuckle rock and roll show’. “One that avoids little in the way of raw power,” he continued. “So note: this tour won’t be for those faint of heart, and will certainly echo the dynamic modes in which we built our live reputation.”

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