Pumpkins Add U.S. Dates

The Smashing Pumpkins have added five shows to their "sacred and profane" tour, which begins April 8 in Kansas City, Kan., the band announced on Friday (March 24). The new stops include an April 25 gig at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom; May 14 at Austin Music Hall in Austin, Texas; May 17 at Saltair Resort Main Pavilion in Salt Lake City; May 19 at Mesa Amphitheatre in Mesa, Ariz.; and May 30 at Portland Civic Auditorium in Portland, Ore. The band's return-to-rock album, MACHINA/the machines of God, released in February, is #27 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.