Smashing Pumpkins fans jazzed to catch the reunited Chicago alt-rockers on their current Shiny And Oh So Bright Tour of North America can whet their appetite with the newly posted live footage. The two-time Grammy winners have debuted an official live video of their latest single “Solara.”
NME reports on Aug. 10 that the “1979” hitmakers posted the clip on Thursday via YouTube. The live performance of “Solara” was filmed during an intimate concert held June 27 in Los Angeles at The Troubadour prior to the launch of their reunion tour, which kicked off July 12 in Glendale, Arizona.
The location of the gig at the famed West Hollywood club remained a mystery until 24 hours before showtime and was held in front of 400 lucky fans fortunate enough to get tickets. It marked the first time that Smashing Pumpkin's original members Billy Corgan, guitarist James Iha, and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin had performed together on stage in nearly two decades.
The live footage of the performance was shot in black & white and opens with an exterior shot of the famed West Hollywood club as frontman Corgan chugs through the single's foreboding guitar intro. Fans roar their approval as the charismatic singer leads the band through the opening verse, singing, “Burn down the sun/I'm not everyone.”
The Smashing Pumpkins recently celebrated their 30th anniversary with a star-studded show on Aug. 2 in Holmdel, NJ, which featured a surprise guest appearance from Corgan's ex-girlfriend Courtney Love. The Shiny And Oh So Bright Tour continues on Aug. 11 in Columbus, OH, at Schottenstein Center and will wrap up Sept. 9 in Edmonton, Alberta, at Rogers Place. Grab your Smashing Pumpkins tickets now at AXS.
Check out the live performance of “Solara” at The Troubadour above. For all the latest details on Smashing Pumpkins, click here.