The Smashing Pumpkins announce Australia tour dates with special guests Jane’s Addiction, Amyl & The Sniffers & more

The Smashing Pumpkins

The Smashing Pumpkins will bring The World Is A Vampire Festival to ten cities across the nation this April and that is just the beginning! The festival boasts some very special guests including alt-rock legends, Jane’s Addiction and killer Aussie rock from Amyl & The Sniffers, RedHook, Battlesnake and local acts opening each show.

PLUS each show will feature professional wrestling matches between Billy Corgan’s NWA (National Wrestling Alliance) and the WAOA (Wrestling Alliance of Australia).

The Smashing Pumpkins were one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed bands of the 1990s, often cited as one of the most influential acts in alternative rock.

From the instantly recognisable harmonic riff of Cherub Rock and the haunting Disarm from their breakthrough album, 93’s Siamese Dream to the majesty of Tonight, Tonight and the savagery of Bullet With Butterfly Wings from the 10 times platinum monster, 1995’s Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness which was the best-selling double album of the 90’s, through to the bands most recent releases 2018’s Shiny and Oh So Bright and 2021’s Cyr which featured the singles, Solara, The Colour Of Love and Wyttch, The Smashing Pumpkins have been a mainstay in the rock world for over three decades and in 2023 will release their most ambitious work to date, Atum: A Rock Opera In Three Acts.

With their densely layered, diverse sound fusing elements of rock, metal, psyche, shoegaze and electronica, The Pumpkins stand apart from their peers. With over 30 million albums sold to date, the GRAMMY®, MTV, VMA, and American Music Award winning band remains one of the most influential bands in history.

Jane’s Addiction were one of the first bands from the alt-rock movement to gain both mainstream media attention and commercial success. The band’s first two studio albums, 1988’s Nothing’s Shocking (1988) and 1990’s Ritual de lo Habitual, were released to widespread critical acclaim and gave the world classics like Mountain Song, Been Caught Stealing and Stop! Fusing together a multitude of styles that ultimately led to them being labeled ‘funk-punk’ Jane’s Addiction created a sound all their own and their influence can be heard across nearly every sub-genre of rock music.

Jane’s frontman Perry Farrell’s influence extends far beyond the band and their side projects. He created the iconic Lollapalooza Festival which brought alternative music to the masses from 1991 onwards. This festival was instrumental in creating the culture we recognise and love today.

The World Is A Vampire Festival is jam packed with an incredible line up of music, but that’s not all. In between sets during the day, fans will experience some of the best professional wrestling the sport has to offer.

NWA vs the Wrestling Alliance of Australia (WAOA) . The National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), owned by Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan, is sending some of its biggest stars to battle top Australian wrestlers at each of the festival locations. Originally founded in 1948, the NWA has been a cornerstone of professional wrestling on a global scale for generations as a promotion and a governing body. Under Corgan’s leadership, the NWA is reaching new heights in the sport and is growing an international fan base.

Featured talents include NWA Women’s World Champion Kamille, NWA World Tag Team Champions Bestia 666 & Mecha Wolf, NWA World Junior Heavyweight Champion Kerry Morton, Natalia Markova, Thom Latimer, Mercurio, Missa Kate and much more. The NWA Champions will put their belts on the line against the biggest stars in Australia. History will be made!

Do not miss one of the most epic entertainment events of the year! Tickets will sell fast so get in quick!


The World Is A Vampire Festival – April 2023

Saturday, April 15 : Stuart Park, Wollongong NSW
Sunday, April 16 : Sandstone Point, Bribie Island QLD
Tuesday, April 18: Hordern Pavilion, Sydney NSW *
Wednesday, April 19: Newcastle Entertainment Centre NSW *
Saturday, April 22: Hastings Foreshore, Mornington Peninsula VIC
Sunday, April 23: Kryal Castle, Ballarat VIC
Wednesday, April 26: Adelaide Entertainment Centre SA *
Thursday; April 27: PICA, Port Melbourne VIC *
Saturday, April 29: Nepean Aerospace Park – Penrith NSW
Sunday, April 30: Broadwater Parklands, Gold Coast QLD
* Battlesnake & local opener not performing at these shows

VIP Packages will soon be available. Please check the One World website for more information.

One World Entertainment Members Pre-sale
Thursday, February 2 @ 9.00am to Friday, February 3 @ 11.00am

General Public On Sale – First Release
Friday, February 3: 12.00pm local time

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The Smashing Pumpkins: Atum: A Rock Opera In Three Acts will be released on May 5.
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The Smashing Pumpkins Australia Tour 2023