Billy Corgan Says Upcoming Smashing Pumpkins Tour Is Dedicated to U.S. Veterans
Late last year, the Smashing Pumpkins released their 10th studio album, Monuments to an Elegy, and in turn, announced a major joint U.S. tour with Marilyn Manson dubbed The End Of Times Tour, set to kick off this summer. Now, according to an interview with the Associated Press, Billy Corgan has revealed that he will dedicate the tour to U.S. war veterans, working alongside the Easter Seals Dixon Centre on a new venture, "New Beginnings: Reaching America's Vets."
"We kind of want to raise awareness of what's going on in our veterans' communities, we want to support families," Corgan said while speaking at a Live Nation event to promote National Concert Day. "It sounds like a very simplistic message, but it needs to be branded in a new way in American society."
William Corgan, as he would like to be called, recently snatched up a senior producer and writing job at TNA wrestling, to help create stories and new characters for their Impact Wrestling repertoire. Although the future of the Smashing Pumpkins is unclear, an 11th studio album titled Day for Night was already promised by the rocker, due later this year.