Smashing Pumpkins to recreate classic ‘Siamese Dream’ release party at Tower Records 30 years later

Smashing Pumpkins will mark the 30th anniversary of their seminal album “Siamese Dream” by reissuing the 1993 concert release.

From September 14-17, Madame Zuzu’s, the Illinois tea shop and art studio co-owned by frontman Billy Corgan and his fiancée Chloe Mendel, will be transformed into a recreation of Tower Records, where the original release “Siamese Dream” was made. to celebrate. ..

The weekend will end with two acoustic concerts by the band, with the same list of songs they played in the Tower at midnight on July 27, 1993, the day the album was released. One of them will take place at 6.00pm and the other at 9.00pm

“The Smashing Pumpkins delivered an unforgettable performance at the Tower Records store in Chicago,” Tower President Danny Zeijdel said in a statement. [vía Stereogum]. We are delighted to celebrate ‘Siamese Dream’ again, 30 years after hosting the original album release party. In the future, we plan to offer the same platform to young and emerging artists. We will continue this at Tower in Brooklyn and soon with new online experiences.”

Tower Records closed in 2006, but the franchise was revived in 2020, opening a physical space called Tower Labs in Brooklyn.

Earlier this year, Corgan revealed that he once told Pantera to “shut the fuck up” after they started questioning Metallica’s output in the ’90s.

Corgan recalled in an interview once backstage with Pantera, that “one of the [álbumes] of Metallica from the mid-90s, it could be ‘Reload’ or something”, and there was “a lot of controversy about where Metallica wanted to go and what happened to Metallica and if they are still metal. [si] Now they’re wearing makeup.”

“They couldn’t stop talking about Metallica,” Corgan continued. “Not in a negative way, more confused like, ‘I love Metallica, but I don’t get it and they’re not metal and what’s going on?'”

“I knew them well that they listened to me and I said, ‘You know what? Shut the fuck up,'” said Corgan, and the room was apparently silent.

“‘Listen, put Metallica aside for a second,'” Corgan continued. “‘You guys are the best metal band on the fucking planet right now, okay? Focus on Pantera. Focus on being the best metal band on the fucking planet. Metallica will fix it,’ and they did, right?”

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