US rockers The Smashing Pumpkins and Weezer are heading to Cardiff next summer for one of only five UK dates.
The multi-platinum, GRAMMY Award-winning, alternative rock pioneers will play a double-headlining show at Cardiff Castle on Friday June 14.
Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday October 20 from depotlive.co.uk
The Smashing Pumpkins and Weezer are the latest acts to be added to the bill for what promises to be an incredible summer and follows announcements that will see indie music legends Manic Street Preachers and Suede play two consecutive co-headline shows at the iconic venue on Friday 5 and Saturday July 6.
When The Smashing Pumpkins first emerged out of Chicago in 1988, the world had never heard a band quite like them.
They spun together rock, pop, shoe-gaze, metal, goth, psychedelia, and electronic into a kaleidoscope of saccharine melodies, fuzzy distortion, bombastic orchestration, incendiary fretwork, eloquent songcraft, and unshakable hooks. Upon their formation, their sound was different, iconoclastic, and wholly new—and it still is today.
As a result, they’ve sold more than 30 million albums worldwide and collected two GRAMMY® Awards, two MTV VMAs, and an American Music Award. Their catalogue is highlighted by the platinum Gish , the quadruple-platinum Siamese Dream , diamond-certified Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness , platinum Adore , and gold Machina/The Machines of God .
In 2018, they embarked on one of their most successful tours ever, the Shiny and Oh So Bright Tour, followed by SHINY AND OH SO BRIGHT, VOL. 1 / LP: NO PAST. NO FUTURE. NO SUN. 2020 saw the release of the band’s 11th full-length and latest double album, CYR.
Meanwhile, 2023 has so far seen the release of album ATUM, a rock opera presented in three acts, alongside a massive sold out North American tour. As prolific as ever, The Smashing Pumpkins are currently working on new music.
The iconic Weezer return to the UK following their stint on the Hella Mega sold-out stadium tour, the release of their innovative quartet of EPs SZNZ in 2022 and a massive sold-out headline US tour.
Weezer’s music has been streamed billions of times with the band selling more than 10 million albums in the U.S. and more than 35 million records worldwide since their debut album’s release in 1994. Their catalogue has included such megahits as ‘Buddy Holly’, ‘Undone (The Sweater Song)’, ‘Say It Ain’t So’, ‘El Scorcho’, ‘Hash Pipe’, ‘Island In The Sun’, ‘Beverly Hills’, and ‘Pork and Beans’.
Their headlining show at Cardiff Castle is presented by promoters DEPOT Live and Cuffe and Taylor.
Nick Saunders from DEPOT Live said: “This will be an unforgettable night featuring two legendary bands; it’s another indication of the incredible summer we have to look forward to at the Castle next year.”
Cuffe and Taylor co-founder Peter Taylor added: “Cardiff Castle is going to rock! The Smashing Pumpkins and Weezer are two hugely successful acts who will bring an incredible show to this beautiful location.”
For more information and to purchase tickets go to depotlive.co.uk