Smashing Pumpkins Planning Intimate Gig For Record Store Day

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billycorgan 103009 Smashing Pumpkins Planning Intimate Gig For Record Store Day[lastfm]Smashing Pumpkins[/lastfm] will give a rare intimate performance at Space 15 Twenty in Los Angeles in recognition of Record Store Day on Saturday, April 17.

The show will be open to the first 250 fans who buy the limited edition release of the group’s new EP, Teargarden by Kaleidyscope Vol 1: Songs for a Sailor, at L.A.’s legendary Amoeba Records. The collection comes in a silk screened wooden box and includes a CD, 7″ vinyl and a hand-carved obelisk.

“I used to work at an indie record shop so I’ll always have a soft spot for the places where I still go to find the most vital music, whether new or still hidden,” frontman Billy Corgan said in a statement.

According to Record Store Day organizer Carrie Collition, the Smashing Pumpkins were a logical choice as the featured act for the event.

“Many of Smashing Pumpkins’ fans, not to mention record store employees like myself, first embraced the band and their debut album, Gish, inside the walls of an independent record store,” she said in a statement. “We are thrilled that Billy Corgan is publicly recognizing the part those stores played, and continue to play, in the Pumpkins story.”

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