Think it would be great if Smashing Pumpkins got the band back together and toured ‘Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness’? Well, it’s not going to happen. And not just because of the obvious reasons.
Billy Corgan isn’t a fan of full album shows. In fact, he thinks the whole thing “smacks of consumerism”. In an interview with Rolling Stone he explains:
“The only way that would happen for any album is if we staged it almost like a Broadway show, where it involved visuals and the music rewritten into a particular form. The idea of getting up and playing an album that was never meant to be played live in that sequence smacks of consumerism. That stuff is the dregs of the music business, and I have a hard time believing that anyone out there doing it really wants to do it. Fans are bored with it. That’s nothing disrespectful. I’m proud to have made such an album that’s important. The millennials love Siamese Dream. Who would have guessed that!? No one is harder on the millennials than me. But they love Siamese Dream? Great! But I’m not gonna go out there and hack around just to reclaim some light that I don’t feel has gone out. The light is still in my eyes. I’m still more than capable of producing new work. I wrote a new song this morning.”
So there you go. The ‘New Song Billy Wrote This Morning Tour’ is coming soon. Probably.