Smashing Pumpkins announce UK tour



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Smashing Pumpkins are headlining back to the UK this November.

The Pumpkins, featuring Mike Byrne behind the kit, will head this way for the following shows as part of a run of dates run the US and Europe:

11 November: Manchester Apollo
13 November: Glasgow O2 Academy
14 November: Newcastle O2 Academy
15 November: London Brixton
16 November: London Brixton
18 November: Sheffield O2 Academy
19 November: Birmingham O2 Academy

The dates mark the band's first trip to the UK since 2008 and will be in support of new, and as-yet-unreleased, album Oceania.

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