Meet the opening acts for the Smashing Pumpkins upcoming USA tour dates

The Smashing Pumpkins will be taking to the road April 29th – May 18th visiting Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi, Texas and Ohio. During the tour the Pumpkins will have multiply opening bands and we thought we’d get to know them.

aan

First up is Aan (It’s pronounced “on”. Aan is an acronym for amor ad nauseum) who will be playing with the Smashing Pumpkins April 29th, May 2nd, 7th & 8th. The band consist of:

Bud Wilson- Guitar, Vocals

Jeff Bond- Guitar, Keys

Reese Lawhon- Bass, Keys

Jon Lewis- Drums

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/57578045]

awolnation

awolnation

Next up we have Awolnation who will also be playing with the Pumpkins on May 7th & 8th.

Aaron Bruno – vocals, rhythm guitar
Drew Stewart – lead guitar, backing vocals
Kenny Carkeet – keyboards, backing vocals, rhythm guitar
Hayden Scott – drums
Devin Hoffman – bass

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4MzF53je5M]

 

Poliça will open for one show May 10th in Atlanta. They are from Minneapolis

polica-logo_0The band freatures

Channy Leaneagh
Chris Bierden
Ben Ivascu
Drew Christopherson
Ryan Olson

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6WgWCIkH9U]

 

coma

Girl in a Coma

Girl in a Coma who was one of the the bands who opened up for the Smashing Pumpkins at SXSW will open for the band May 13th, 14th and 15th. The all girl band features:

Jenn Alva- bass
Nina Diaz0 guitar and vocals
Phanie Diaz- drummer

The band caught got a raving review by our guest representative at SXSW, Audrey who said “DAMN! Girl in a Coma is rocking!!! They are really good!!!”

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=JIL6P2_B3gA]

 

Ringo Deathstarr

Ringo Deathstarr

Ringo Deathstarr will return to opening for the Smashing Pumpkins with Girl in Coma on May 13th 14th & 15th

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQ187y5sH3E]

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