Smashing Pumpkins concert rescheduled


Posted at Aug 07 2012 03:29 PM | Updated as of Aug 07 2012 11:43 PM

MANILA, Philippines - The concert of The Smashing Pumpkins in Manila has been rescheduled as heavy rains continue to batter the Philippine capital, the frontman of the Grammy award-winning alternative rock band said Tuesday.

On his official Twitter account, Billy Corgan said the concert has been moved to Wednesday, August 8. It will still be held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

"I'm happy to report thanks to our great crew and with the helpful assistance of Manila promoter we have rescheduled our show for tomorrow," Corgan wrote.

"The safety of our fans is ALWAYS a huge priority. With 24 long hours delay our 1st Manila show will be at the same arena, same time tomorrow!" he added.





"SP has the best fans in the world and we didn't want anyone taking any chances. Manila you are worth the wait  ...Lots of love/be safe," Corgan added.

The Smashing Pumpkins arrived in Manila on Sunday for a one-night performance, which is part of the band's album tour for "Oceania."

Formed in Chicago in 1988, the band gained popularity for the songs "Disarm," "Landslide," "1979" and "Bullet With Butterfly Wings."

The Smashing Pumpkins' new album, "Oceania," was released last June. It debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 chart and at No. 1 on the Independent Albums chart.

Click here for a review of "Oceania."