Smashing Pumpkins Cancel ‘Rock Invasion 2’ Tour Due to COVID-19

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This spring, The Smashing PumpkinsBilly Corgan, James Iha, Jimmy Chamberlin, Jeff Schroeder and Jack Bates — were supposed to have headed out on a special intimate tour, the Rock Invasion 2 outing intended as a sort-of sequel to the band’s 1993 tour of small venues in North America.

The COVID-19 pandemic and immense uncertainty surrounding the return of live music forced the band to postpone the dates to October, but on Monday the band announced that the rescheduled dates have now been canceled outright.

It is with heavy hearts that we must announce The Smashing Pumpkins Rock Invasion 2 tour will no longer be taking place. It is our top priority to maintain the safety and health of our fans, crew, and venue staff. Tickets will automatically be refunded at point of purchase.

This is the second bit of scrapped tour news from the Pumpkins in recent weeks, as their run of shows supporting Guns N’ Roses tour were pushed to 2021 as well.

At this point, it’s unclear if the Pumpkins will resume the new GnR dates in 2021.

This news from Smashing Pumpkins is among the latest high profile tour to be postponed or canceled due to the pandemic, joining recent announcements from Tool, Chicago and Rick Springfield, Green Day/Weezer/Fall Out BoyFoo Fightersthe Black KeysZZ TopRage Against the MachineEagles, and so on.

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