Billy Corgan Launches Tour, New Video Released

Billy Corgan is set to release his first solo album, 'TheFutureEmbrace' on June 21. To support the release, a North American tour. Check out the dates and watch the new video here.

Posted by Michael Bordash on Sat May 14, 2005

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The tour will visit major cities nationwide-including two-night stands in New York, Los Angeles, San rancisco and Chicago, CORGAN'S hometown-and will wrap July 19 in Vancouver, B.C. These new dates are in addition to the previously confirmed European shows and will likely be followed by dates in Australia and Japan. Members of will be able to purchase tickets in a pre-sale Wednesday, May 18 through Friday, May 20, with most tickets going on sale to the public on Saturday, May 21.

TheFutureEmbrace features "Walking Shade," the album's first single, with a bracingly surrealist video directed by Paul Brown. CORGAN says, "I like where this song comes on the album [track #9]. Someone I work with told me, 'It's that point where you want to put your foot on the accelerator and drive a little faster.' Without it, the album tailed off into a blissful thing, and I didn't want that. I wrote this song at the last possible second--I wasn't sure what I was writing about. Then a week later, this whole thing blew up with this girl, and I had pretty much written what was going to happen but a week before. It's the psychic breakup song. We've made a video for it with all my pasts coming back to haunt me."

The "Walking Shade" video can now be seen on the Yahoo! Launch music page right here.

Confirmed Tour Dates
Wed 6/1 Lisbon, Portugal Aula Magna
Sat 6/4 Barcelona, Spain Apolo
Mon 6/6 Milan, Italy Alcatraz Club
Wed 6/8 Gent, Belgium Vooruit
Thu 6/9 Amsterdam, Holland Paradiso
Fri 6/10 Paris, France La Cigale
Sat 6/11 Cologne, Germany Live Music Hall
Wed 6/15 London, England Forum
Thu 6/16 London, England Forum
Fri 6/17 Dublin, Ireland The Ambassador
Wed 6/22 Atlanta, GA Earthlink
Fri 6/24 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
Sat 6/25 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
Mon 6/27 New York, NY Webster Hall
Tue 6/28 New York, NY Webster Hall
Thu 6/30 Boston, MA Avalon
Sat 7/2 Toronto, ON The Carlu
Tue 7/5 Chicago, IL Vic Theatre
Wed 7/6 Chicago, IL Vic Theatre
Thu 7/7 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
Fri 7/8 Dallas, TX Gypsy Tea Room
Mon 7/11 San Diego, CA Soma
Tue 7/12 Los Angeles, CA Henry Fonda Theatre
Wed 7/13 Los Angeles, CA Henry Fonda Theatre
Fri 7/15 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
Sat 7/16 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
Mon 7/18 Seattle, WA Moore Theatre
Tue 7/19 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom

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