Smashing Pumpkins Taking Tea House Experience On Tour

As part of the Smashing Pumpkins’ “Madame Zuzu’s Backstage Experience,” VIP fans will get to enjoy a special three-song performance and Q&A backstage, complete with teas and snacks from Billy Corgan’s tea house. VIP packages for U.S. headlines dates are on sale now.

In addition to the backstage tea house, the “Backstage Experience” also comes with a reserved premium seat ticket, on site VIP concierge, an exclusive autographed tour poster, an exclusive Smashing Pumpkins tour passport and a commemorative 3D laminate. Priced at $399, the VIP package takes its name from Madame Zuzu’s tea house, which Corgan opened last fall in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park.

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The Wiltern, Los Angeles, Calif.

“Gold Packages” are also available for $125 including a reserved premium seat ticket, the autographed tour poster, tour passport and commemorative 3D laminate.

The first stop on the band’s 2013 world tour is “Cumbre Tajin” in Papantla de Olarte, Mexico, March 23. The U.S. leg of the excursion begins April 29 in Melbourne, Fla.

Check out the routing below.

April 29 – Melbourne, Fla., King Center For Performing Arts     
May 2 – Saint Augustine, Fla., St. Augustine Amphitheatre
May 3 – Tampa, Fla., Florida State Fairgrounds (
“Rockin’ The Midway At The Funshine Music Festival”)
May 5 – Memphis, Tenn., Tom Lee Park (
“Beale Street Music Festival”)
May 7 – Raleigh, N.C., Red Hat Amphitheatre     
May 8 – Charlotte, N.C., Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheatre     
May 10 – Atlanta, Ga., Chastain Park Amphitheatre     
May 11 – Gulfport, Miss., Jones Park (
“Gulfport Music Festival”)    
May 14 – Dallas, Texas, Palladium Ballroom     
May 18 – Columbus, Ohio, Crew Stadium (
“Rock On The Range”)
The tour will once again feature visuals from Sean Evans, who is behind
Roger Waters’ newest version of “The Wall” tour.  

International dates are scheduled from June through July in Europe, followed by two August appearances at Japan’s “Summer Sonic.”

Along with VIP packages, regular tickets are also on sale now.

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