The Smashing Pumpkins reveal 'Melon Collie' 25th anniversary plans, including tour and 'sequel' album

'Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness' was first released October 23, 1995

October 22, 2020

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The Smashing Pumpkins have announced a whole lot of plans to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the band's diamond-certified 1995 album, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness.

First, Billy Corgan and company have revealed that they were going to announce a 25th anniversary world arena tour this Friday on the official Mellon Collie anniversary date, but the COVID-19 pandemic threw a wrench in those plans. The Pumpkins have since rescheduled the tour for 2021; exact details about the itinerary are forthcoming.

Second, a new album characterized as a "sequel" to Mellon Collie and the Pumpkins' 2000, two-part opus Machina, is in the works, and is set to be released in late 2021. That record is in addition to the upcoming double-album CYR, which is due out November 27.

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Additionally, the Pumpkins have teamed up with the streetwear brand HUF Worldwide to launch a new, Mellon Collie-inspired apparel line.

Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness was first released October 23, 1995. The 28-track double album spawned the singles "Bullet with Butterfly Wings," "1979," "Tonight, Tonight," "Zero," and "Thirty-Three."

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