Smashing Pumpkins "Resume" In-Store Tour

With less than a week until the Smashing Pumpkins drop their new album, "Machina/The Machines Of God," the band continues to map out dates on its "Resume The Pose" tour of meet-and-greet events, with stops in Chicago, New York, and L.A. planned for the next two weeks.

On February 28, the Pumpkins will hold an in-store signing and performance at the Tower Records in the band's hometown of Chicago, and will then head to New York City the following day to celebrate the new album's release at HMV Records.

The Resume The Pose outing is currently scheduled through a March 7 date in Seattle, and on March 9 the band will return to New York City to play a new song live in MTV's Time Square Studios.

The performance will be a part of "@MTV Week" slated for March 6-10, during which Hanson, 'NSYNC, the Smashing Pumpkins, AC/DC, and several of the artists from the Cash Money/Ruff Ryders Tour will come into MTV's studios for special shows airing each day at 4:30 p.m. (ET).

During the Pumpkins' episode, the group will debut its first-ever interactive video to "The Crying Tree Of Mercury," another "Machina" track, which was directed by band frontman Billy Corgan.

In related news, Pumpkins' drummer Jimmy Chamberlin continues to recover from the eye injury which forced him to miss a club gig over the weekend in North Carolina (see "Chamberlin Injures Eye; Pumpkins Continue Tour").

The Smashing Pumpkins have been on the road for most of February as part of the "secret tour," and Chamberlin is expected to be back in tow for the next round of performances and in-store.

Upcoming dates for the Smashing Pumpkins' Resume The Pose tour:

  • 2/28 - Chicago, IL @ Tower Records (w/ performance)
  • 2/29 - New York, NY @ HMV Records (w/ performance)
  • 3/1 - Philadelphia, PA @ Tower Records
  • 3/2 - Boston, MA @ Tower Records
  • 3/3 - Cleveland, OH @ Best Buy
  • 3/4 - Minneapolis, MN @ Sam Goody

    - City Center

  • 3/5 - Los Angeles, CA @ TBA (w/ performance)
  • 3/6 - San Francisco, CA @ Virgin Megastore
  • 3/7 - Seattle, WA @ Tower Records