The Smashing Pumpkins' brand new album Oceania (released June 19th) has debuted on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at No. 4.
It also earned the No. 1 spot on the Independent Album Chart, and is the second highest debuting independent album this year. In addition to the positive reception from fans, Oceania is also being praised by critics with glowing reviews from the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Sun-Times, Washington Post, and more.
Marking The Smashing Pumpkins' 7th studio record, Oceania is "an album within an album," part of the 44-song work-in-progress entitled Teargarden by Kaleidyscope. It was recorded at singer/guitarist Billy Corgan's private studio in Chicago with his band mates (guitarist Jeff Schroeder, drummer Mike Byrne, and bassist/vocalist Nicole Fiorentino), and was produced by Corgan and Bjorn Thorsrud with mixing by David Bottrill.
Confirmed world tour dates for the band are below, with North American dates expected to be announced for the fall.
For more info on the Smashing Pumpkins, check out their official site.
Oceania is available now on iTunes and Amazon.
July 26 Perth, AUS Challenge Stadium
July 27 Byron Bay NSW, AUS Splendour In The Grass
July 31 Darling Harbor NSW, AUS Sydney Entertainment Centre
Aug 2 Melbourne Vic, AUS Hisense Arena
Aug 4 Auckland Central, NZ Vector Arena
Aug 7 Quezon City, PHL Araneta Coliseum
Aug 14 Seoul, S. Korea Super!Sonic Music In The City