New songs and old hits marked the Smashing Pumpkins' first U-S show in years.
The band reunited for a nine-show run at The Orange Peel in
Asheville to kick off their U-S tour.
Saturday night's opener spanned two-and-a-half hours and featured 1990s hits "Today," "Zero," and Disarm." The club's capacity is only 942 people. About 85-hundred tickets for the Asheville shows sold out in five minutes.
The band -doesn't- include two longtime members, but principal songwriter Corgan and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin are in the new lineup. The Smashing Pumpkins sold millions of albums and won two Grammy Awards before breaking up in 2000.
Since the band's return in May they've performed more than a dozen shows across Europe. They plan to release a new album called "ZEITGEIST" next month.
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