By Haley Biermann
Smashing Pumpkins frontman William Patrick Corgan announced some exciting news today. The Grammy award winning singer will release his second solo album Ogilala via BMG on October 13! The Rick Rubin produced record is available for pre-order now.
The album features Corgan’s distinct vocals backed with acoustic guitar, piano, and strings. The album’s first track "Aeronaut" came out along with the album announcement, and offers a striking first glimpse of the contrast between Corgan’s voice, and the sparse, yet entirely sufficient instrumentation.
Corgan described the album’s unique style stating, "For as long as I can remember the delineation point between songs I wrote for myself and songs I'd pen for whatever band was something I couldn't explain. And it remains so, for they all feel quite personal to me, no matter their time or era. The lone difference on songs for Ogilala is that they seemed to want little in the way of adornment.”
Corgan will also embark on a solo acoustic North American tour starting on October 14, the day after the album’s release. The tour kicks off in Brooklyn, NY, and concludes at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA. Tickets can be purchased here starting this Friday!
So now begins the wait to October. We don’t know about you, but we might do some serious damage to some pumpkins in our restless anticipation.
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William Patrick Corgan North American Tour Dates
October 14- Brooklyn, NY. Murmrr Theatre
October 15- Brooklyn, NY. Murmrr Theatre
October 18- Wilmington, DE. Grand Opera House
October 20- Toronto, ON. Queen Elizabeth Theatre
October 24- Chicago, IL. Athenaeum Theatre
October 25- Chicago, IL. Athenaeum Theatre
October 27- Nashville, TN. CMA Theater
October 29 - Boulder, CO. Boulder Theater
November 1- San Francisco, CA. Herbst Theatre
November 2- San Francisco, CA. Herbst Theatre
November 9- Los Angeles, CA. Masonic Lodge @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery
November 10- Los Angeles, CA. Masonic Lodge @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery
November 11- Los Angeles, CA. Masonic Lodge @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery