Meanwhile, Zwan will be introducing themselves to audiences with a string of gigs lined up for December. All but the first concert (December 5 at The Joint in Las Vegas) are radio shows. Zwan will be hitting major cities from East to West coast on the seven-date run.

Zwan formed shortly after Corgan’s other band, The Smashing Pumpkins, split up in 2000. The lineup has changed slightly and is now settled at Corgan on guitar and lead vocals; Jimmy Chamberlin (ex-Pumpkin) on the drum kit and vocals; Paz Lenchantin (A Perfect Circle) on bass; and Matt Sweeney (Chavez) and Dave Pajo (Slint) on guitars.

It’s no surprise that it’s taken awhile for Zwan to nail a record label contract. Corgan’s great displeasure with Smashing Pumpkins’ label – Virgin Records – was well documented as the band’s career drew to a close.

When Virgin refused to release a 25-track grand finale because it came too soon after the Pumpkins’ Machina: The Machines Of God album, the band posted the recordings on the Internet under the title Machina II: The Friends and Enemies of Modern Music for fans to download for free.

Smashing Pumpkins took their final bow December 2, 2000, ending where their live career began in 1988 – Chicago’s Metro club.