Billy Corgan has said his new band is a departure from Smashing Pumpkins, but the mystical title he's given Zwan's first album suggests he's the same old theologian.
Mary Star of the Sea is due January 28, according to Reprise Records.
The album's first single, the inspirational "Honestly," hit the airwaves late last month and is currently streaming on the band's Web site, along with live footage from Zwan's handful of shows over the past year (see "Billy Corgan's Zwan Happy As Clams At Debut Show").
Along with Corgan, Zwan includes former Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, former A Perfect Circle bassist Paz Lenchantin, former Tortoise guitarist David Pajo and former Chavez guitarist Matt Sweeney (see "Billy Corgan's Zwan To Release Debut Single, Album"). Corgan shares vocal duties with the rest of the band.
Zwan tour dates, according to Reprise:
- 12/5 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint
- 12/6 - Los Angeles, CA @ Spaceland
- 12/7 - Universal City, CA @ Universal Amphitheatre (KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas)
- 12/11 - Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre (WBCN Christmas Rave)
- 12/12 - Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Coliseum (K-ROCK Claus Fest)
- 12/13 - Washington, DC @ MCI Center (WHFS Xmas Nutcracker)
- 12/15 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Union Center (Y100 Festival)
- 12/16 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
- 12/17 - Detroit, MI @ Cobo Arena (The Night 89X Stole Christmas)