There’s a new Smashing Pumpkins album coming called Atum, and it is a sequel to Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness. Here’s everything you need to know about when it’s getting a release date…
With The Smashing Pumpkins’ new album, Atum, due later this year, Billy Corgan has put together 33 tracks of new music that’ll be released as individual albums over the course of the next 18 months.
The new album is called ATUM, pronounced autumn, and it is said to be a sequel of sorts to Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness as well as Machina/The Machine of God. Once the album’s spilt release is complete, the album, when listened to as a whole, will equate to a modern rock opera, according to the band.
Atum: A Rock Opera In Three Acts
As noted above, Corgan is trying something different with this new record. Rather than releasing everything all at once, The Smashing Pumpkins have recorded 33 tracks that will span three albums in total which will conclude in 2023 with the release of Act 3.
The Smashing Pumpkins debuted the first track from the new album, Beguiled, via TikTok, proving Billy still knows how to get down with the kids despite his advancing years. Following on from this, Corgan has confirmed that he will debut a new track from the Atum album every week for the next 33 weeks. If you want to listen to each new track as it aires, you’ll need to join Billy Corgan’s podcast.
New Smashing Pumpkins Album Release Date
Act One of The Smashing Pumpkins’ Atum concept album will arrive on November 15, 2022; Act Two will follow on January 31, 2023; and, finally, Act Three will conclude the “rock opera” on April 23, 2023. Act 3, however, will be slightly different: it’ll come with a special edition box set that contains all 33 tracks plus 10 additional unreleased songs.
The band, comprised of Billy Corgan, guitarists James Iha and Jeff Schroeder, and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, have been working on the Atum album for the past four years. Once the album hits stores, The Smashing Pumpkins will be embarking on a North American tour that kicks off during the fall. And you’ll probably want to get tickets too because Jane’s Addiction is the support act.
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