The Smashing Pumpkins drops music video for “Empires”

Author Hernan Osuna - 14.4.2023

Alternative rock outfit The Smashing Pumpkins have shared the official music video for their song “Empire”. The single (you can watch the video below) is taken from the band’s upcoming LP “Atum“, set to be released on May 5.

Featuring 33 tracks in three acts, “Atum” was written and produced by frontman Billy Corgan over the past years. 22 tracks have been released to date, with “Beguiled” continuing to climb at both Active Rock (peaked at No. 6) and Alternative Radio Charts (No. 12). Act 3 will come with a special edition boxset featuring all 33 album tracks plus 10 additional previously unreleased songs.

This forthcoming album is the sequel to 1995’s “Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness” and 2000’s “Machina/Machine Of God”.

The American band has recently announced a 26-date North American “The World Is A Vampire” tour, produced by Live Nation. The trek starts on Friday, July 28 at The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. The tour will include special guests Interpol, Stone Temple Pilots, and Rival Sons as support on various dates, as well as some of the world’s biggest champions from the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), who will be competing in most cities.

The Smashing Pumpkins tour dates:

Jul. 28 – The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan – Las Vegas, NV
Jul. 30 – The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan – Las Vegas, NV
Aug. 01 – USANA Amphitheatre – Salt Lake City, UT*
Aug. 03 – Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA*
Aug. 05 – White River Amphitheatre – Auburn, WA*
Aug. 06 – Hayden Homes Amphitheater – Bend, OR*
Aug. 07 – Toyota Amphitheatre – Wheatland, CA*
Aug. 09 – FivePoint Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA*
Aug. 10 – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre – Chula Vista, CA*
Aug. 11 – Yaamava’ Resort & Casino – Highland, CA**
Aug. 13 – Isleta Amphitheater – Albuquerque, NM^
Aug. 15 – Dos Equis Pavillion – Dallas, TX^
Aug. 16 – Walmart AMP – Rogers, AR^
Aug. 17 – The Orion Amphitheater – Huntsville, AL^
Aug. 19 – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL^
Aug. 20 – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL^
Aug. 22 – PNC Music Pavilion – Charlotte, NC^
Aug. 24 – PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ^
Aug. 25 – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion – Gilford, NH^
Aug. 30 – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater – Wantagh, NY^
Aug. 31 – Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA^
Sep. 02 – Budweiser Stage – Toronto, ON^
Sep. 03 – Canadian Tire Centre – Ottawa, ON^
Sep. 06 – Pine Knob Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI^^
Sep. 08 – FirstBank Amphitheater – Franklin, TN^
Sep. 09 – Ruoff Music Center – Noblesville, IN^


    ^^ with INTERPOL