The Smashing Pumpkins are an influential American rock band known for their distinctive blend of alternative rock, dreamy and melancholic soundscapes, and a dynamic, often intense, musical style. Formed in Chicago in 1988, the band was initially led by frontman Billy Corgan, who served as the principal songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist. Other original members included James Iha on guitar, D'arcy Wretzky on bass, and Jimmy Chamberlin on drums.
Beyond their musical contributions, The Smashing Pumpkins have been praised for their introspective and poetic lyrics, tackling themes such as alienation, love, and personal struggles. Their impact on the alternative rock scene of the 1990s is significant, and they continue to be recognized as one of the most influential bands of the era.
You can see The Smashing Pumpkins with special guests Razorlight at Co-op Live Manchester.