The Smashing Pumpkins Release Billy Corgan-Directed Video for “Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)”

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The Smashing Pumpkins are premiering a stunning new companion video for current single “Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts).” Directed by Billy Corgan and longtime visual collaborator Linda Strawberry, the video is a beautifully crafted riff on cult horror movie conventions. The clip sees Corgan, James Iha, Jimmy Chamberlin and Jeff Schroeder challenged to spend the night in a haunted house as part of a macabre Halloween promotion hosted by smarmy radio host Jackie Cherry (played by Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath).

Mixing pop culture references with the band’s ubiquitous visual flair, the video for “Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)” stands alongside some of The Smashing Pumpkins’ most arresting work. Watch the video now below.

The video release follows the recent announcement of the band’s upcoming 30th anniversary live shows, which kick off November 28th at The Sylvee in Madison, WI. Tickets for the shows are available HERE and dates are listed below. 

The quartet is touring in support of their highly-anticipated new LP SHINY AND OH SO BRIGHT, VOL. 1 / LP: NO PAST. NO FUTURE. NO SUN.which is set for a November 16threlease.  Recorded at Shangri La Studios with multi-GRAMMY® Award-winning producer Rick Rubin, the LP is the band’s first in over 18 years to feature founding members Corgan, Iha and Chamberlin, with longtime guitarist Jeff Schroeder.

The Smashing Pumpkins 2018 Tour Dates


October 16, 2018 – London, UK – Wembley Arena

October 18, 2018 – Bologna, IT – Unipol Arena – SOLD OUT

November 28, 2018 – Madison, WI – The Sylvee

November 30, 2018 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom – SOLD OUT

December 01, 2018 – St. Louis, MO – Stifel Theatre

December 02, 2018 – Tulsa, OK – Brady Theater

December 04, 2018 – San Antonio, TX – Sunken Garden Theater

December 06, 2018 – Tucson, AZ – The Rialto Theatre – SOLD OUT

December 07, 2018 – Phoenix, AZ – Mesa Amphitheatre