Jimmy Chamberlin from THE SMASHING PUMPKINS talks ‘The World Is A Vampire Festival’ and ‘Atum’

The Smashing Pumpkins much anticipated ‘The World Is A Vampire Festival’ is right around the corner!

The festival boasts some very special guests including alt-rock legends, Jane’s Addiction and killer Aussie rock from Amyl & The SniffersRedHook (at 3 concerts in Qld) and Battlesnake

PLUS each show will feature professional wrestling matches between Billy Corgan’s NWA (National Wrestling Alliance) and the WAOA (Wrestling Alliance of Australia).

The Smashing Pumpkins are also releasing their incredible new epic album Atum: A Rock Opera In Three Acts,the long-awaited sequel to Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness and Machina/The Machines of God, continuing the story of the main character now known as ‘Shiny’ running through albums concepts.

The Everblack Podcast caught up with THE SMASHING PUMPKINS drummer Jimmy Chamberlin to talk about their return down under for ‘The World Is A Vampire Festival’ with their friends Jane’s Addiction, their latest album ‘Atum: A Rock Opera In Three Acts’, how their music connects people of all walks of life, future of the band and more!

Watch/listen to the interview here; 

The Smashing Pumpkins were one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed bands of the 1990s, often cited as one of the most influential acts in alternative rock.

From the instantly recognisable harmonic riff of Cherub Rock and the haunting Disarm from their breakthrough album, 93’s Siamese Dream to the majesty of Tonight, Tonight and the savagery of Bullet With Butterfly Wings from the 10 times platinum monster, 1995’s Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness which was the best-selling double album of the 90’s, through to the bands most recent releases 2018’s Shiny and Oh So Bright and 2021’s Cyr which featured the singles, Solara, The Colour Of Love and WyttchThe Smashing Pumpkins have been a mainstay in the rock world for over three decades and in 2023 will release their most ambitious work to date, Atum: A Rock Opera In Three Acts.

With their densely layered, diverse sound fusing elements of rock, metal, psyche, shoegaze and electronica, The Pumpkins stand apart from their peers. With over 30 million albums sold to date, the GRAMMY®, MTV, VMA, and American Music Award winning band remains one of the most influential bands in history.

The Smashing PumpkinsAtum: A Rock Opera In Three Acts will be released on May 5.
Pre orders are available here

The World Is A Vampire Festival – April 2023
Saturday, April 15 : Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane QLD NEW SHOW
Sunday, April 16 : Sandstone Point, Bribie Island QLD
Tuesday, April 18: Hordern Pavilion, Sydney NSW ALL AGES SOLD OUT
Wednesday, April 19: Hordern Pavilion, Sydney NSW ALL AGES NEW SHOW
Saturday, April 22: PICA, Port Melbourne VIC NEW SHOW (moved from Hastings) 
Sunday, April 23: Kyral Castle, Ballarat VIC
Wednesday, April 26: Adelaide Entertainment Centre SA ALL AGES
Thursday; April 27: PICA, Port Melbourne VIC  SELLING FAST
Saturday, April 29: Newcastle Entertainment Centre NSW ALL AGES
Sunday, April 30: Broadwater Parklands, Gold Coast QLD

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