WILLIAM PATRICK CORGAN’S HIGHLY ANTICIPATED
SOLO ALBUM OGILALA OUT TODAY
WATCH A LIVE PERFORMANCE OF “AERONAUT” ON
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON
WILL APPEAR ON THE HOWARD STERN SHOW ON SIRIUS XM
MONDAY, OCTOBER 16
NORTH AMERICAN SOLO ACOUSTIC TOUR KICKS OFF TOMORROW NIGHT
“Unfussy and intimate and, more importantly, Corgan owns the performance with his
inimitable voice that few in the ’90s would have figured for a romantic lead.” NPR
“It’s truly a wild and fruitful time for William.” Spin
“Many of the songs are infused with a strong sense of melancholia and sound
unlike anything else in his vast catalog.” Rolling Stone
Los Angeles, CA – October 13, 2017 – Two-timeGRAMMY® Award winning, acclaimed singer-songwriter and Smashing Pumpkins frontman, William Patrick Corgan today released his highly anticipated new solo album Ogilala via BMG. The album, produced by Rick Rubin and recorded at Shangri La studios in Malibu, CA, presents Corgan’s distinctive vocals and melodies across a sparse, but rich palette of acoustic guitar, piano, and strings. Ogilala is available everywhere HERE.
Ogilala is available digitally as well as physically on CD and 180 gram gatefold vinyl. A limited edition opaque blue vinyl is available directly from Corgan’s web store and a limited edition pink vinyl is available at select indie retailers.
In celebration of the release of Ogilala, Corgan performed the album’s striking lead track “Aeronaut” accompanied by a string quartet pm Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night. Watch the performance HERE. On Monday, October 16, Corgan will visit The Howard Stern Show on SiriusXM for a conversation and performance.
This weekend, Corgan will embark on a solo acoustic North American tour that kicks off tomorrow night in Brooklyn, NY and wraps up on November 12th in Los Angeles, CA with a sold out four night stint at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. These intimate performances will see Corgan perform songs from Ogilala, as well as a second set which will span works from his earliest days through his years as the frontman of The Smashing Pumpkins and beyond. A complete list of tour dates and ticket information can be found HERE.
Corgan announced Ogilala in August and shared the critically acclaimed track “Aeronaut“. He debuted the album’s second track, “The Spaniards” last month with an accompany music video comprised of scenes from Pillbox, a silent film set to the music of Ogilala. Pillbox was written by Corgan, and directed by Corgan alongside longtime collaborator Linda Strawberry. The film premiered earlier this month with four sold-out screenings in London, Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York. Watch the official trailer for the film HERE. Corgan treated fans to early listen of the album, premiering it a week ahead of release on NPR First Listen.
William Patrick Corgan is a singer, songwriter, producer, and frontman of celebrated alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins. Formed in Chicago, IL in 1988, the band released their heralded debut album Gish in 1991 and found mainstream success with 1993’s 4x multi-platinum Siamese Dream and 1995’s 10x multi-platinum Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. Following the band’s 2000 dissolution, Corgan helmed the alternative rock band Zwan before releasing his debut solo album TheFutureEmbrace and reforming The Smashing Pumpkins in 2005. With over 30 million albums sold, the MTV Video Music Award, American Music Award, and two-time GRAMMY ® award winning band remains one of the most influential alternative bands of all time.
3. The Spaniards
5. The Long Goodbye
6. Half-Life Of An Autodidact
William Patrick Corgan North American Tour Dates
October 14- Brooklyn, NY. Murmrr Theatre
October 15- Brooklyn, NY. Murmrr Theatre
October 18- Wilmington, DE. Grand Opera House
October 20- Toronto, ON. Queen Elizabeth Theatre
October 24- Chicago, IL. Athenaeum Theatre
October 25- Chicago, IL. Athenaeum Theatre
October 27- Nashville, TN. CMA Theater
October 29 – Boulder, CO. Boulder Theater
November 1- San Francisco, CA. Herbst Theatre
November 2- San Francisco, CA. Herbst Theatre
November 9- Los Angeles, CA. Masonic Lodge @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery
November 10- Los Angeles, CA. Masonic Lodge @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery
November 11- Los Angeles, CA. Masonic Lodge @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery
November 12 – Los Angeles, CA. Masonic Lodge @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery
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