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Hong Kong Gets Ready for American Rock Sensation - The Smashing Pumpkins Live in Hong Kong

American alternate rock outfit The Smashing Pumpkins is ready to rock Hong Kong this summer! The Smashing Pumpkins Live in Hong Kong 2013 will be held on 13 August 2013 at AsiaWorld-Expo.

Since its inception, the critically acclaimed The Smashing Pumpkins have created an impressive oeuvre, with over 30 million albums sold worldwide. Formed in Chicago in 1988 with front man Billy Corgan, James Iha, D’arcy Wretzky and Jimmy Chamberlain, the quartet released their debut album Gish in 1991. The sophomore album Siamese Dream in 1993 achieved four-time platinum, followed by the nine-time platinum Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness in 1995 and the platinum certified 1998 album Adore.

Unlike the punk rock roots of many of their alt-rock contemporaries, the Pumpkins have a diverse, densely layered, and guitar-heavy sound, containing elements of gothic rock, heavy metal, dream pop, psychedelic rock, progressive rock, shoegazing-style production, and, in later recordings, electronica.

The Pumpkins returned in 2007 with their gold-certified and acclaimed sixth album Zeitgeist, which entered the charts at Number 2 in the U.S. and in the Top Ten internationally. Since their triumphant return to the stage in 2007, the Pumpkins have headlined some of the biggest events around the globe including the Reading Festival, Rock Am Ring, and the V fest. The band have since remained on the cutting edge of music and technology with various online releases. In June 2012, the band released their seventh studio record Oceania – “an album within an album”, part of their 44-song Teargarden By Kaleidyscope. Billy Corgan has said the new music “harkens back to the original psychedelic roots of The Smashing Pumpkins; atmospheric, melodic, heavy, and pretty”.

The Smashing Pumpkins Live in Hong Kong 2013 will feature the band’s current line-up of Billy Corgan, Jeff Schroeder, Mike Byrne and Nicole Fiorentino. Presented by Midas Promotions, the one night only gig will be held on 13 August 2013 AsiaWorld-Expo. Tickets sale starts on 2 April at HK Ticketing’s Venue Box Offices, K11 Select and Tom Lee Music Stores. Ticket purchase hotline: 31 288 288, www.hkticketing.com.

The Smashing Pumpkins Live in Hong Kong 2013

Date: Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Time: 8pm

Venue: AsiaWorld-Expo Hall 10

Tickets: HK$780 / HK$580 All standing (Standing Zone Restricted to Age 12 or Above)

No replacement for any loss of Standing tickets

Available from 2 April onwards through HK Ticketing, K11 Select and Tom Lee Music Stores

Ticketing hotline: 31 288 288

On-line ticketing: www.hkticketing.com

The Smashing Pumpkins official website: http://www.smashingpumpkins.com/

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