Here’s an intimate look at their reunion tour…
Smashing Pumpkins have released the live video for ‘Solara’ – and it offers a brilliant insight into one of their earliest comeback shows.
After announcing their comeback earlier this year, the video sees frontman Billy Corgan joining forces with James Iha and Jimmy Chamberlin once more at Los Angeles’ The Troubadour.
The clip sees Corgan on typically furious form as he performs the track to the tiny club show crowd ahead of their arena-sized tour this summer.
Check out the video in full below.
Although Corgan has reunited with James Iha and Jimmy Chamberlin, original bassist D’Arcy Wretzsky reportedly refused to take part after falling out with Corgan.
Speaking in a recent Beats 1 interview with Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich, Corgan has explained that he had “no relationship” with Iha prior to them connecting again and that it “took a time to rebuild the friendship”.
“Being in a band is like being in a family,” Corgan arguing, saying that he and his Pumpkins bandmates have “had such intense experiences together”.
Corgan went on to claim that he had “spent two years repairing my relationship” with Wretzky and that he still hasn’t “been in a room with her for 19 years”.
Describing their phone calls as “very pleasant”, Corgan said that “only when it became obvious that it wasn’t the way she wanted it to be, it turned into this thing that turned very reminiscent of the past”.