Billy Corgan is often mocked for the revolving door nature of Smashing Pumpkins’ lineup, but the latest shake-up should excite fans. That’s because the band’s original drummer, Jimmy Chamberlin, has returned to the fold.
Chamberlin will rejoin The Pumpkins as they embark on The End Times Tour with Marilyn Manson. Says Corgan in a statement, “We’re thrilled Jimmy’s back in the saddle this summer to drive a super high-octane set, and it’s nice to see the stars aligning around Smashing Pumpkins anew.”
This will mark Chamberlin’s third stint in Smashing Pumpkins as he previously served as the band’s drummer from 1998 to 2002 and 2005 to 2009.
Chamberlin’s decision to rejoin the band appears to be a last-minute development. Just two weeks ago it was announced that Robin Diaz would drum for The Pumpkins this summer.
Along with Corgan and Chamberlin, Smashing Pumpkins’ current lineup features guitarist Jeff Schroeder and bassist Katie Cole.
The Smashing Pumpkins 2015 Tour Dates:
06/25 – Minneapolis, MN @ Pantages Theatre *
07/07 – Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion ^
07/09 – Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre ^
07/10 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino ^
07/11 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre ^
07/13 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre ^
07/15 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion ^
07/16 – Houston, TX @ NRG Arena ^
07/18 – San Antonio, TX @ Freeman Coliseum ^
07/19 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Live ^
07/20 – New Orleans, LA @ Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square ^
07/22 – Miami, FL @ Bayfront Park Amphitheatre ^
07/24 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre ^
07/25 – Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood ^
07/26 – Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater ^
07/28 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion ^
07/29 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center ^
07/31 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater ^
08/01 – Mashantucket, CT @ Foxwoods Resort Casino ^
08/02 – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center ^
08/04 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre ^
08/05 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre ^
08/07 – Chicago, IL @ FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island ^
08/08 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center ^* = In Plainsong acoustic tour
^ = w/ Marilyn Manson