Smashing Pumpkins-Noel Gallgher’s High Flying Birds concert announced for Blossom

The season at Blossom Music Center continues to come together.

And while it will be dominated, as usual, by country-music shows, there will be a few chances to rock. While Phish (June 19), Weezer and the Pixies (July 10), Heart (Aug. 4) and, last by not least, The Who (Sept. 10) already were on the slate, an intriguing double bill was just announced.

Co-headlers The Smashing Pumpkins and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, with openers AFI, will play the outdoor venue in Cuyahoga Falls on Aug. 19 as part of a 16-city tour, according to concert promoter Live Nation.

The Smashing Pumpkins, formed in 1988 in Chicago, have sold more than 30 albums and are best known for 1995’s “Siamese Dream” and 1995’s 10-times-platinum “Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness.” In 2018, the hard-rocking act led by vocalist Billy Corgan was on the road in what a news release from Live Nation says was the well-received “Shiny And Oh So Bright Tour.”

While Gallagher is known best for his time with brother (and frequent enemy) Liam in English rock act Oasis, he has concentrated on recent years on Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, which two years ago released “Who Built the Moon?”

Noel Gallagher poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film ‘A Star Is Born’ in London on Sept. 27,. Top:
Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins performs at the 2018 KROQ Absolut Almost Acoustic Christmas at The Forum on Dec. 8 in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by The Associated Press)

The news release states tickets for the shows go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. March 8 at LiveNation.com, a day earlier through Citi’s Private Pass program.

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