Smashing Pumpkins lead man Billy Corgan has announced a new solo album ‘Ogilala’ produced by legendary knob-twiddler Rick Rubin and has shared new ‘Aeronaut’ which you can listen to below.
In a statement, Corgan says of the album:
“For as long as I can remember the delineation point between songs I wrote for myself and songs I’d pen for whatever band was something I couldn’t explain. And it remains so, for they all feel quite personal to me, no matter their time orera. The lone difference on songs for Ogilala is that they seemed to want little in the way of adornment.
Having written the songs for voice and guitar, I put myself in Rick’s hands to take the music wherever he’d like. Normally I would have done more, and tinkered more on production, but rather Rick put the onus on me to deliver at a molecular level via live takes. The rest was simply a reaction.”
Corgan will also head out on a solo tour to help promote the record, taking in dates in Brooklyn, Los Angeles and Chicago among others, you can see a full listen of dates below along with the album track list & artwork.
Billy Corgan 2017 Tour Dates:
10/14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Murmrr Theatre
10/15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Murmrr Theatre
10/18 – Wilmington, DE @ Grand Opera House
10/20 – Toronto, ON @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
10/24 – Chicago, IL @ Athenaeum Theatre
10/25 – Chicago, IL @ Athenaeum Theatre
10/27 – Nashville, TN @ CMA Theater
10/29 – Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater
11/01 – San Francisco, CA @ Herbst Theatre
11/02 – San Francisco, CA @ Herbst Theatre
11/09 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Masonic Lodge At Hollywood Forever Cemetery
11/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Masonic Lodge At Hollywood Forever Cemetery
11/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Masonic Lodge At Hollywood Forever Cemetery
03. The Spaniards
05. The Long Goodbye
06. Half-Life Of An Autodidact