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The Smashing Pumpkins and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds Announce August 29 Show in LA

As they gear up for the August 8th launch of their much-anticipated summer tour, The Smashing Pumpkins and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds have added a new date to the itinerary: an August 29th show at FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine, CA, presented by KROQ.

Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, March 29th at 10am local time at Citi is the official presale credit card for the tour and Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning tomorrow, March 26th  at 10:00 a.m. local time through Thursday, March 28th at 10:00 p.m. local time via Citi’s Private Pass program. For complete presale details visit

Produced by Live Nation, the 16-city trek will feature outdoor performances at amphitheaters across North America throughout the month of August. AFI will be special guests on all dates.

The shows will see seminal rock group The Smashing Pumpkins picking up where they left off with last year’s monumental Shiny And Oh So Bright Tour, which sold well over a quarter-million tickets across North America and saw them playing sold-out arena shows at venues including The Forum, United Center and Madison Square Garden. The tour was the band’s first in nearly two decades to feature Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin and James Iha, alongside longtime guitarist Jeff Schroeder, bassist Jack Bates and keyboardist Katie Cole. The tour drew rave reviews from fans and critic alike, with NME describing their NY show as “mammoth” and “a nostalgic, emotional and full-hearted trip.” The Arizona Republic called their performance “transcendent,” theLas Vegas Review-Journal hailed the band for “delivering a rock spectacle,” Uproxx called the tour “a massive gift to their fans” and Forbes declared it to be “an unforgettably rewarding and often spectacular odyssey.”Formed in Chicago, IL in 1988, The Smashing Pumpkins released their heralded debut album Gish in 1991 and found mainstream success with 1993’s 4x multi-platinum Siamese Dream and 1995’s 10x multi-platinum Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. With over 30 million albums sold to date, the two-time GRAMMY®, MTV VMA, and American Music Award winning band remains one of the world’s most influential alternative rock bands.Their set will be packed with both classic hits and gems from their latest album, the Rick Rubin-producedSHINY AND OH SO BRIGHT, VOL. 1 / LP: NO PAST. NO FUTURE. NO SUN., which Vulture lauded for showing “a clearly rejuvenated singer-guitarist Billy Corgan.”

Noel Gallagher has been one of the UK’s most loved and successful songwriters for over a quarter of a century. His latest album, Who Built the Moon? debuted at #1 in the UK and was certified gold in less than two weeks of its release and marked his 10th consecutive chart-topping studio album in the UK — a feat no other artist has ever achieved.  After leaving Oasis, Noel successfully launched his solo career as Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds with a self-titled album in 2011 which sold 2.5 million albums worldwide. Noel is the former lead guitarist and principal songwriter of Oasis, the 3X GRAMMY nominated UK rock band. Oasis quickly became one of the biggest bands in the world in the 90s, selling over 70 million albums worldwide to date, but, more than that, their music became the soundtrack of a generation.

AFI is touring in support of critically acclaimed EP The Missing Man, which Brooklyn Vegan praised for “having that classic early 2000s AFI sound.”  Since the release of 1995’s debut album Answer That and Stay Fashionable, AFI (Davey Havok, Jade Puget, Adam Carson and Hunter Burgan) has written and recorded five top ten hit singles, including “Miss Murder,” and “Girl’s Not Grey,” hit No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with the stunning platinum certified Decemberunderground, garnered worldwide critical acclaim and amassed a fiercely loyal global following whose members number in the millions.

The Smashing Pumpkins and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds 2019 Tour Dates:

Date City Venue  
Thursday, August 08 Camden, NJ BB&T Pavilion  
Friday, August 09 Wantagh, NY Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater  
Saturday, August 10 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Amphitheater  
Tuesday, August 13 Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage  
Wednesday, August 14 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre  
Thursday, August 15 Chicago, IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre  
Saturday, August 17 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion  
Monday, August 19 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center  
Tuesday, August 20 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte  
Wednesday, August 21 Alpharetta, GA Ameris Bank Amphitheatre  
Friday, August 23 Rogers, AR Walmart AMP  
Saturday, August 24 Dallas, TX Dos Equis Pavilion  
Sunday, August 25 Houston, TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman  
Wednesday, August 28, San Diego, CA North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre  
Thursday, August 29 Irvine, CA FivePoint Amphitheatre  
Saturday, August 31 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre

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