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The Smashing Pumpkins To Throw Festival In Australia With Jane’s Addiction, Pro Wrestling & More

The Smashing Pumpkins are coming down under in 2023 and they’re not doing it by halves. The alt-rock icons will bring their The World Is A Vampire Festival to ten locations around the country this April. The lineup features fellow 90s legends Jane’s Addiction, Aussie punk shooting stars Amyl & The Sniffers, alt-rock shapeshifters RedHook, glam metal troupe Battlesnake, pro wrestling showcases and more.

UPDATE 03/03/2023: Site Changes and New Dates For the Smashing Pumpkins’ The World is a Vampire Festival

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The extravaganza will be visiting Wollongong, Bribie Island, Sydney, Newcastle, Mornington Peninsula, Ballarat, Adelaide, Melbourne, Penrith and the Gold Coast between the 15th and 30th April. Each show will feature local openers and professional wrestling matches between Billy Corgan’s NWA (National Wrestling Alliance) and the WAOA (Wrestling Alliance of Australia).

The Smashing Pumpkins were one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed bands of the 1990s, releasing a string of monster hits, such as ‘Bullet With Butterfly Wings’, ‘Today’, ‘1979’ and ‘Tonight, Tonight’. The band enjoyed back-to-back Australian number ones with 1995’s Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness and 1998’s Adore.

News of the band’s forthcoming tour comes just days after the release of the second act of their expansive 33-song rock opera, ATUM, which is the sequel to Mellon Collie and 2000’s Machina/The Machines of God LP.

Catch all the dates & details down below.

The World Is A Vampire Festival

  • The Smashing Pumpkins
  • Jane’s Addiction
  • Amyl & The Sniffers
  • RedHook
  • Battlesnake
  • + Local Openers
  • + NWA vs. WAOA pro wrestling

Dates & Venues

  • Saturday, 15th April – Stuart Park, Wollongong NSW – CANCELLED
  • Saturday, 15th April – Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane QLD
  • Sunday, 16th April – Sandstone Point, Bribie Island QLD
  • Tuesday, 18th April – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney NSW – SOLD OUT
  • Wednesday, 19th April – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney NSW – NEW SHOW
  • Saturday, 22nd April – Hastings Foreshore, Mornington Peninsula VIC – RELOCATED
  • Saturday, 22nd April – PICA, Port Melbourne VIC – NEW SHOW
  • Sunday, 23rd April – Kryal Castle, Ballarat VIC
  • Wednesday, 26th April – Adelaide Entertainment Centre SA
  • Thursday, 27th April – PICA, Port Melbourne VIC
  • Saturday, 29th April – Nepean Aerospace Park, Penrith NSW – CANCELLED
  • Saturday, 29th April – Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Newcastle NSW – DATE CHANGED
  • Sunday, 30th April – Broadwater Parklands, Gold Coast QLD

Tickets via One World Entertainment.

Further Reading

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