Even though it’s only been about three months since The Smashing Pumpkins released their latest album, Oceania , frontman Billy Corgan says that he’s begun working on material for the band’s next release.
"[I’ve] already started writing songs for a new album," Corgan tells Billboard.com . "[It] definitely seems like it's going to be more of a rockin' affair."
The singer added that while he wants to put out the new album in December of 2013, he’s not sure he can pull it off. "That's really ambitious, because we're still touring, and I've never been successful writing on tour,” he explains. “So even if we went into the studio in November when we come off of this tour, it's still pretty ambitious to have it out by then."
The Pumpkins are gearing up to hit the road for a North American tour next month to promote Oceania . Corgan says that he’s excited to unveil some unique visual effects on the tour, thanks to a 25-foot sphere created by Sean Evans , who worked with ex- Pink Floyd bassist/singer Roger Waters on his recent tour of The Wall .
“They actually invented computer technology to kind of alter the images so they don't warp on the sphere,” says Corgan. “It's pretty wild. So far we've done it five or six times, and it feels different, too. It doesn't feel like a normal concert.”
You’ll get your chance to see the special effects wizardry for yourself when The Pumpkins kick off the tour on October 10 at the Comcast Arena in Seattle, WA.
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