A free concert staged by the Smashing Pumpkins Friday night in Minneapolis drew more than 100,000 people, including a convicted murderer who escaped from prison to attend the show.
A spokesperson for the Pumpkins confirmed that Pamela Keary, who was convicted of second degree murder for her part in the stabbing and stoning of a Somalian immigrant, walked away from the minimum security facility where she was serving a 12-year sentence before heading to the show. Keary was arrested that evening at the concert.
According to the Minneapolis "Star Tribune," Keary actually told her fellow inmates that she was heading to the Pumpkins show before leaving the Minnesota Correctional Facility at Shakope, which reportedly does not have walls or fences surrounding it.
After the free date in downtown Minneapolis, the Pumpkins resumed the paid dates of their benefit tour, and head north of the boarder Monday night. Here's where you can catch them:
- 7/20 - Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
- 7/21 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
- 7/22 - Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
- 7/28 - Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theatre
- 7/29 - Washington, DC @ DAR Constitution Hall
- 7/31 - Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
- 8/1 - New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
- 8/2 - New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
- 8/4 - Atlanta, GA @ Fox Theatre
- 8/5 - Nashville, TN @ Grand Ole Opry
- 8/6 - Charlotte, NC @ Ovens Auditorium
- 8/8 - Sunrise, FL @ Sunrise Musical Theatre