Rock out like it’s the ’90s! The Smashing Pumpkins are coming the Charleston

Rock fans rejoice! GRAMMY® Award-winning, rock superstars, The Smashing Pumpkins are coming to Charleston. The iconic ’90s alternative group announced today their Rock Invasion 2 tour – a sequel to their 1993 tour that spanned globe. The nine stop tour will kick off in Louisville, KY and will roll into the North Charleston Performing Arts Center on May 5. Tickets will go on sale starting Friday, March 6 at 10:00 a.m. and can be purchased at, and

“It’s been a good while since we’ve played a straight up, bare knuckle rock and roll show; one that avoids little in the way of raw power. So note: this tour won’t be for those faint of heart, and will certainly echo the dynamic modes in which we built our live reputation,” said the band’s front man Billy Corgan.

Produced by Live Nation, the Rock Invasion 2 Tour will bring the iconic rockers to intimate venues, featuring a heavier rock set of songs spanning the band’s entire catalog. The tour will feature Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin, James Iha, and Jeff Schroeder alongside bassist Jack Bates.

Formed in Chicago, IL in 1988, The Smashing Pumpkins released their heralded debut album Gish in 1991 and found mainstream success with 1993’s 4x multi platinum Siamese Dream and 1995’s 10x multi-platinum Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. With over 30 million albums sold to date, the two-time GRAMMY®, MTV VMA, and American Music Award winning band remains one of the most influential alternative rock bands in the world.