Billy Corgan made an announcement last week that I assumed would be plastered across my Google homepage in no time. Days have passed, however, and our friends at Hipsters United have been reminding us, via Twitter, that this story just refuses to make a blip on the media’s radar. Let’s try to stop the countdown, shall we?
Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan is taking Spirits In The Sky on a short tour of Southern California between August 26th and 31st. You might remember Spirits In The Sky from Corgan’s recent Sky Saxon tribute concert, where the band, made up of Mark Weitz of Strawberry Alarm Clock, Mark Tulin of Electric Prunes, Kerry Brown, Kevin Dippold, and 19-year-old SP drummer Mike Byrne, played what was believed to be a one-off show.
We don’t have any other details about these shows yet, but if and when we do, we’ll try to let you know within 100-105 hours. Meanwhile, if these turn out to be surprise gigs, just keep your eyes peeled at your local SoCal nightclub for a tall, Billy Corgan-looking guy lingering near the band loading dock.