Huge 90s bands are uniting for their first joint UK tour – decades after hits and global success

TWO major ’90s bands have announced they are teaming up for their first UK tour together.

Both rock supergroups had big hits in the 90s and were successful worldwide.

The Smashing Pumpkins are coming to the UK for a tour


The Smashing Pumpkins are coming to the UK for a tour
Weezer can't wait to go on tour with the Pumpkins


Weezer can’t wait to go on tour with the PumpkinsPhoto credit: Alamy
Weezer here in its heyday in 1995


Weezer here in its heyday in 1995Photo credit: Alamy

The Smashing Pumpkins and Weezer have just announced a co-headline tour of the UK and Ireland.

The two legendary bands will tour together in the summer of 2024, kicking off at the Utilita Arena in Birmingham and concluding their tour at Cardiff Castle.

The Smashing Pumpkins first formed in Chicago in 1988.

Since then, they have sold over 30 million albums worldwide and won two Grammy Awards, two MTV VMAs and an American Music Award.

They are best known for their 90s albums Mellon Collie and The Infinite Sadness.

Weezer’s music has now been streamed billions of times and the band has sold over 10 million albums in the US and over 35 million records worldwide since the release of their debut album in 1994.

Their hit catalog includes Buddy Holly, Undone (The Sweater Song), Say It Ain’t So and Pork and Beans.

Weezer tweeted about the tour: “Today is the greatest day we have ever experienced.

“We’re coming back to the UK and Ireland to co-headline a few shows next Summer with Smashing Pumpkins.”

While the Pumpkins added: “SP is delighted to announce that we will be touring the UK and Ireland with Weezer next year.”

The full tour dates are:

  • June 7 – Birmingham Utilita Arena
  • June 8th – London The O2
  • June 10th – Dublin 3Arena
  • 12 June – Glasgow OVO Hydro
  • June 13th – Manchester Co-op Live
  • June 14th – Cardiff Castle

Tickets are on general sale this Friday, October 20, 2023 at 10 a.m.

Weezer and Smashing Pumpkins fans are thrilled that they are doing a tour together


Weezer and Smashing Pumpkins fans are thrilled that they are doing a tour togetherPhoto credit: Getty

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