These last few months have been pretty huge for fans of The Smashing Pumpkins, with rumours of new albums, lineup reunions, and, sadly, a rather sad back and forth between members. Now, it seems as though all this news is about to come to a head with the band launching a countdown clock on their website.
The main talk of the last few months has been in regards to a potential reunion for the original lineup of The Smashing Pumpkins. Following positive comments from frontman Billy Corgan, and images of guitarist James Iha and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin in the studio, the group’s reunion lineup was all but confirmed last week when leaked photos surfaced.
However, these photos didn’t contain original bassist D’arcy Wretzky, who had previously noted that she won’t be taking part in any sort of reunion. But now, it seems that fans are finally set to get an official announcement this week as to what’s going on.
Yes, The Smashing Pumpkins’ website has recently been updated to show a timer, which is counting down to something later this week, as seen below.
Fans may also notice that the background of the group’s website contains an image of The Smashing Pumpkins’ famous heart logo, which first appeared on the inside sleeve of their second album Siamese Dream back in 1993.
Considering that this July will see the 25th anniversary of the album, will this impending announcement have something to do with this anniversary? Will D’arcy Wretzky shock us all by announcing she will indeed rejoin the band for an anniversary album tour, or will it be something completely different? Only time will tell.
The timer is set to reach zero at approximately 4am AEST on Friday morning, so here’s hoping by the time you wake up for the last day of the working week, we’ll be treated to a bit of fresh news from The Smashing Pumpkins’ camp.