News — 04 July 2012
Sugar Army To Support Smashing Pumpkins At Challenge Stadium

have made a splash in Australia with the their new album ‘Oceania’ coming in at #8 on the ARIA chart. ‘Oceania’ also hit the Top 5 of the Billboard 200 in the US, coming in at #4. The seminal act will be heading Down Under in July and August for some massive Splendour Sideshows. The tour kicks off in Perth so who better to join on stage than West Australian rockers ?

return with their new single ‘Hooks for Hands’ from their forthcoming album ‘Summertime Heavy’. The Perth-based trio have it all, with the catchy under-your-skin chorus, Pat McLaughlin’s distinctive vocals, the schizophrenic guitar, unpredictable arrangements and all the other ingredients that perfectly balance the brains, brawn and melody in the Sugar Army brand of rock and roll, making them a welcome accompaniment to a Pumpkins’ show.

The Smashing Pumpkins have created one of the most acclaimed bodies of work in musical history having sold more than 30 million albums, and won multiple Grammy awards in the process.  Formed in Chicago in 1988, they released “Gish”, their influential and platinum debut in 1991, which was followed by albums including the nine-time platinum “Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness”and the four-time platinum “Siamese Dream”, as well as the platinum certified 1998 album “Adore”.

The pivotal group’s many hits defined the alternative music era and continue to resonate on modern rock radio, influencing a whole new generation.  The Smashing Pumpkins returned in 2007 with their acclaimed sixth album “Zeitgeist” and they have since remained on the cutting edge of music and technology with various online releases. “Oceania” is their seventh studio album and the band will support it with a global tour in 2012. They will be performing tracks from “Oceania” as well as from the formidable back catalogue. The Smashing Pumpkins chose Australia to debut their all-new stage show promising a not to be missed experience.

The Smashing Pumpkins have exceeded expectations with “Oceania” with critics the world over singing the praises of the new album.

Secret Sounds Presents
THE SMASHING PUMPKINS
With Special Guests WOLFMOTHER* & Sugar Army (Perth only)
Presented by triple j, Max, Street Press Australia & fasterlouder
(*Wolfmother play Sydney and Melbourne only)

Tickets on sale NOW

Thursday 26 JulyChallenge Stadium, Perth
With Special Guests Sugar Army

Tickets: ticketmaster.com.au, 136 100

Tuesday 31 July – Entertainment Centre, Sydney
With Special Guests Wolfmother

Tickets: ticketmaster.com.au, 136 100

Thursday 2 August – Hisense Arena, Melbourne
With Special Guests Wolfmother

Tickets: ticketek.com.au, 132 849

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