Chamberlin Injures Eye; Pumpkins Continue Tour

The Smashing Pumpkins were forced to take it down a notch on their "Resume The Pose" club tour over the weekend after drummer Jimmy Chamberlin injured his eye.

The band, which was scheduled to play a surprise gig at the Cat's Cradle in Carlboro, North Carolina on Saturday, February 19, stripped the show down to an acoustic performance following the drummer's injury.

Publicists for the Smashing Pumpkins indicated to MTV News that Chamberlin's injury wasn't considered to be serious and that the band would continue on its unannounced "Resume The Pose" tour and record store signings as planned (see "Smashing Pumpkins To Storm U.S. With Secret Tour").

As of Tuesday afternoon, the Pumpkins' handlers had no further information about Chamberlin's condition or any long-term effects it might have on the group's designs on an extended tour.

The Pumpkins' club outing is expected to roll into New York City around the

time of the release of the band's new album, "Machina/The Machines Of God," due in stores on February 29.