The results are in: The Smashing Pumpkins‘ new Oceania LP has debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart, nabbed the coveted #1 spot on the Independent Albums Chart, and been named the second highest debuting independent album of 2012.
Marking the band’s seventh studio release, Oceania is part of their 44-song work-in-progress entitled Teargarden by Kaleidyscope and was recorded at singer/guitarist Billy Corgan’s private studio with band mates Jeff Schroeder, Mike Byrne, and and Nicole Fiorentino.
The Smashing Pumpkins have also announced the first of their world tour dates with North American dates to be added in the fall.
Jul 26 – Perth, AUS, Challenge Stadium
Jul 27 – Byron Bay NSW, AUS, Splendour In The Grass
Jul 31 – Darling Harbor NSW, AUS, Sydney Entertainment Centre
Aug 02 – Melbourne Vic, AUS, Hisense Arena
Aug 04 – Auckland Central, NZ, Vector Arena
Aug 07 – Quezon City, PHL, Araneta Coliseum
Aug 14 – Seoul, S. Korea, Super!Sonic Music In The City