The Smashing Pumpkins Are Coming To Australia For A Massive Tour… And A Pro Wrestling Showcase
— Updated on 4 February 2023

The Smashing Pumpkins Are Coming To Australia For A Massive Tour… And A Pro Wrestling Showcase

— Updated on 4 February 2023
Chris Singh
Chris Singh

Legendary rock bands The Smashing Pumpkins and Jane’s Addiction are coming to Australia for a tour across April 2023. With locals Amyl & The Sniffers on support duties, the two pioneering bands will pack no less than ten shows into an extensive schedule, kicking off in Wollongong and ending with an outdoor concert on the Gold Coast.

And, well, it’s not your typical concert either. The tour is fashioned more as a festival because Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan will also be peppering in some wrestling matches between his NWA (National Wrestling Alliance) and the WAOA (Wrestling Alliance of Australia), working in a line-up that includes themselves, Jane’s Addiction, Amy & The Sniffers, glam-rock band Battlesnack, RedHook and a few local openers.

To my knowledge, a series of professional wrestling matches built around a concert by two titans of ’80s and ’90s rock isn’t something any Aussie – or anyone – has seen before. So it’s safe to consider this a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for fans of both bands, who may or may not also want to see sweaty men suplex each other in a custom-made ring.

There is no indication as to whether or not the ring will also serve as the stage for these bands. Although that’s unlikely given the roadies would have to work double time as the day switches between live music and live wrestling.

The Smashing Pumpkins will be the headliners considering this is their The World Is A Vampire Festival, which they have been touring around the world to showcase the second act of their ambitious 33-song rock opera, ATUM, which is conceived as the sequel to seminal classic Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness.

And don’t worry. Even though Corgan’s known to go a bit rogue at concerts lately, recent set lists indicate we’ll be hearing all the classics including ‘Today,’ ‘Bullet With Butterfly Wings,’ ‘Tonight,’ ‘Zero,’ and ‘1979.’

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The Smashing Pumpkins & Jane’s Addiction Australian Tour Dates & Venues

Saturday, April 15 – Stuart Park, Wollongong NSW
Sunday April 16 – Sandstone Point, Bribie Island QLD
Tuesday April 18 – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney NSW
Wednesday April 19 – Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Newcastle NSW
Saturday April 22 – Hastings Foreshore, Mornington Peninsula VIC
Sunday April 23 – Kryal Castle, Ballarat VIC
Wednesday April 26 – Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide SA
Thursday April 27 – PICA, Port Melbourne VIC
Saturday April 29 – Nepean Aerospace Park, Penrith NSW
Sunday April 30 – Broadwater Parklands, Gold Coast QLD

There will be a pre-sale for One World Entertainment members starting now and ending at 11 AM Friday, February 3. General admission will go on sale at 12 PM on Friday, February 3 local time.

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Chris Singh
Chris is a freelance Travel, Food, and Technology writer. He has had work published by The AU Review, Junkee Media and Australian Traveller Media and holds tertiary qualifications in Psychology and Sociology.


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