It also earned the #1 spot on the Independent Albums Chart, and is the second highest debuting independent album this year.
In addition to the positive reception from fans, Oceania is also being praised by critics with glowing reviews from Los Angeles Times, Chicago Sun-Times, Washington Post, and more.
Marking The Smashing Pumpkins' 7th studio record, Oceania is "an album within an album," part of their 44-song work-in-progress entitled Teargarden by Kaleidyscope. It was recorded at singer/guitarist Billy Corgan's private studio in Chicago with his band mates (guitarist Jeff Schroeder, drummer Mike Byrne, and bassist/vocalist Nicole Fiorentino), and was produced by Corgan and Bjorn Thorsrud with mixing by David Bottrill.
Confirmed world tour dates for the band are below, with North American dates expected to be announced for the fall.
Smashing Pumpkins 2012 tour dates:
(Dates and information subject to change.)
July 26 2012 Perth, AUS Challenge Stadium
July 27 2012 Byron Bay NSW, AUS Splendour In The Grass
July 31 2012 Darling Harbor NSW, AUS Sydney Entertainment Centre
Aug 2 2012 Melbourne Vic, AUS Hisense Arena
Aug 4 2012 Auckland Central, NZ Vector Arena
Aug 7 2012 Quezon City, PHL Araneta Coliseum
Aug 14 2012 Seoul, S. Korea Super!Sonic Music In The City
For the latest tour dates and more on the Smashing Pumpkins, please visit their official site. Oceania is available now on iTunes and Amazon.
The Smashing Pumpkins Official Website