Billy Corgan 2014 Tour Schedule
Smashing Pumpkins' fans rejoice! The legendary band's front man, Billy Corgan,
has embarked on a wildly successful solo career and he has added new shows to his schedule. With his distinct voice and incredible
guitar solos, Billy Corgan has made a name for himself in rock and roll, and he's not going anywhere anytime soon. He led
The Smashing Pumpkins to the very front of the alternative rock scene, and his musical talent in undeniable. Whether he is
singing, playing guitar, playing bass, or rocking out on the keyboards, Billy Corgan knows how to put on a great show for
his audience. When the Smashing Pumpkins disbanded in 2000, Corgan ventured on to a solo career, which has been a great success
thanks to the loyal Smashing Pumpkins fans all over the world! Although the Smashing Pumpkins have reunited in the past few
years to put on incredible shows, Billy Corgan is still focused on his solo career as well as the reunion of the band.
August 30th, you can see the iconic Smashing Pumpkins' front man, Billy Corgan, perform live at the Pavilion at Ravinia in
Highland Park, Illinois. This show is sure to be incredible, so make sure you grab your tickets via StubHub before they are
all sold out!
Billy Corgan Background
Born in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, Billy Corgan was surrounded
by musical influences from day one. His father, William Corgan Sr., was a blues and rock guitarist, and he imparted his love
for music onto Billy. Although he had grown up loving and admiring music, he didn't start playing guitar until high school.
He gave all of his savings to his father, who in turn went out and bought him a used Les Paul guitar knock-off. While Corgan
Sr. helped guide Billy down the musical path, urging him to listen to great guitarists like Jimi Hendrix and Jeff Beck, the
young aspiring musician largely taught himself how to actually play the instrument.
Corgan played in numerous bands
throughout high school, and although he graduated with honors and numerous scholarship offers to prestigious colleges, he
chose instead to pursue music full time. For a few years, Corgan moved to various cities around the country, like Chicago
and St. Petersburg, but found little success anywhere. When he moved back to Chicago to live with his father, he decided his
next venture would be creating a band called The Smashing Pumpkins. He and James Iha, whom he met in a record store, started
writing songs and recording demos together. Soon after, the group recruited bassist D'arcy Wretzky and drummer Jimmy Chamberlain,
and The Smashing Pumpkins were formed.
Before they knew it, The Smashing Pumpkins had achieved massive success around
the world, receiving great praise from critics and fans alike. Eventually, partially due to Chamberlain's severe drug addictions,
the band disbanded, and Corgan embarked on his solo career. While Corgan loved working on his own projects, he also missed
touring and performing with The Smashing Pumpkins. In 2006, Corgan was able to reunite the group for a fleeting couple of
years, and the band started to play shows off and on for years following. Billy Corgan, an undeniable alternative rock talent
with a rich history of leading one of the greatest bands of the 21st century, is ready to bring some of his great rock tunes
to stage again! Grab your tickets to see Billy Corgan perform live by heading to StubHub now!
Corgan's debut solo album, TheFutureEmbrace, hit number 31 on the US music charts, spurring great admiration for his work
as a solo artist. His most famous songs, however, still remain with The Smashing Pumpkins, many of which he wrote. Some of
The Smashing Pumpkins' greatest hits include "Rhinoceros", "Drown", "Today", "Siva", "1979", "Tonight, Tonight", and many
more! Make sure you get the chance to see this rock legend perform with his distinguished voice and impeccable guitar skills
by heading to StubHub right away!
One of the first bands Billy Corgan founded after high school
was named The Marked, since both he and the drummer, Ron Roseing, had port wine-stain birthmarks since infancy.
For any Smashing Pumpkins fans out there, seeing Billy Corgan perform live is definitely a treat. His talent
on a variety of instruments and his incredible on-stage energy makes him one of the best alternative rock performers to this
day, and is an artist you definitely don't want to miss as he stops in a city near you! Make sure that you are there to rock
out with Billy Corgan by heading to StubHub to secure your tickets. But act quickly, though, since with millions of Smashing
Pumpkins' fans all around the world, these tickets are bound to sell out quickly! Seeing Billy Corgan perform live is just
one click away!