The Smashing Pumpkins announce The World Is a Vampire Australian festival with Jane’s Addiction

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When Billy Corgan famously sang “the world is a vampire” on The Smashing Pumpkins‘ “Bullet with Butterfly Wings,” he apparently really did mean the whole world.

The Pumpkins are headed all the way to Australia to stage their The World Is a Vampire festival. The touring event will make stops in 10 different Australian cities in April and will also feature Jane’s Addiction on the bill.

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If you’re looking to see Corgan and company a little bit closer to their hometown of Chicago, The World Is a Vampire festival will also take place in Mexico in March. Interpol and Turnstile will be on the lineup.

Meanwhile, The Smashing Pumpkins have been releasing new music from their three-act “rock opera” album, Atum. The first two parts are out now; part three arrives April 21.

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