USANA Amphitheatre | West Valley City, Utah
Calling all rock fans in West Valley City! You must prepare for an alternative rock spectacle this summer because ‘90s rock legends are coming to town! Grammy Award-winning band Smashing Pumpkins is bringing their highly-anticipated The World is a Vampire Tour to Utah, and they’re bringing along phenomenal special guests, such as Grammy Award-winning icon Stone Temple Pilots and critically-acclaimed rock outfit Rival Sons! The show will take place in Utah’s prime entertainment destination, the Usana Amphitheatre, on Tuesday, 1st August 2023! Get ready for some incredible hits, fan favorites, and brand new music as Smashing Pumpkins deliver their electrifying setlist! Fans can also anticipate plenty of new material from the band’s three-part concept album, Atum: A Rock Opera in Three Acts! This coveted show in Utah is part of the tour’s extensive dates across North America. With over 20 dates, a new album to promote, and killer special guests, Smashing Pumpkins’ The World is a Vampire Tour is the must-see event of the season! Hurry and secure your tickets now before it’s too late!
Smashing Pumpkins is a commercially successful band that emerged in the ‘90s. The original line-up comprised founders Billy Corgan, D’arcy Wretzky, James Iha, and Jimmy Chamberlin. The band dropped their debut album, Gish, in 1991. The album was met with rave reviews and performed moderately well on the Billboard charts. Although the album was not able to soar high on the charts, loyal Smashing Pumpkins fans patronized the record over the years. Eight years after its release, Gish was certified platinum after selling over one million copies in the U.S.
The band achieved their first breakthrough two years after their debut, thanks to their sophomore effort, Siamese Dream. The album debuted at number ten on the Billboard 200 and entered the charts in nine other countries. The record, which spawned the hits “Rocket,” “Today,” and “Cherub Rock,” has been regarded as “one of the finest alternative albums of all time” by critics. Siamese Dream eventually earned quadruple platinum in the U.S. and sold over six million copies worldwide.
Just when rock fans back in the day thought that Smashing Pumpkins couldn’t do better. The band came out with the epic rock album Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. The career-defining effort is recorded to be the band’s best-selling album of their career. The 1995 record, which spawned the massive hits “Tonight Tonight,” “Bullet with Butterfly Wings,” and “1975,” sold over ten million copies in the U.S., earning the band their first diamond certification. The album debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200 and entered the charts in 20 other countries. The lead single, “Bullet with Butterfly Wings,” won the Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance in 1997. One year later, this phenomenal win was followed by another Grammy victory for the single “The End is the Beginning is the End,” which is found in the Batman and Robin official soundtrack album.
The band moved on to release several more chart-performing and critically acclaimed studio albums. They sold over 30 million albums worldwide and earned multiple accolades. In addition to their two Grammy Awards, Smashing Pumpkins had won two MTV Video Music Awards, an American Music Award, and an MTV Europe Music Award.
Today, Smashing Pumpkins’ line-up comprises all original members except for D’arcy Wretzky. Guitarist Jeff Schroeder joined the band in 2006 upon their reunion.
Catch Smashing Pumpkins as they deliver their monumental hits and new songs from their latest album! The show will be opened by equally iconic Grammy Award-winning alternative band Stone Temple Pilots and Grammy-nominated rock powerhouse Rivals Sons! Tickets to this fantastic show at the USANA Amphitheater are now available!