In February of 2018, The Smashing Pumpkins announced that they would be touring again for the “Shiny and Oh So Bright Tour" with the original line up minus original bass player D'arcy Wretzky, (who declined to tour) and who would be replaced by Jack Bates who had toured with the band in 2015. At the time, Billy Corgan and the band announced that this tour would concentrate on their first five albums, which for most hardcore and newer fans, would be more than fine as that was
The six-time Grammy nominated industrial music pioneers Ministry will be presenting their new album AmeriKKKant at the Ace of Spades in Sacramento this coming Monday March 26, 2013.
Ministry (ranked #2 on Revolver's recent fan poll for the top industrial bands of all-time) just released the politically-charged new album AmeriKKKant March 9 on Nuclear Blast, which tells a very timely and provocative story. Written and produced by the band’s provocateur-in-chief Al Jourgense