Billy Corgan announces sophomore solo album, “Ogilala”; plans fall tour dates

BMGBilly Corgan has finally revealed the details of his long-teased Rick Rubin-produced new album. The sophomore solo effort from the Smashing Pumpkins frontman — who’s going by William Patrick Corgan nowadays — is titled Ogilala, and it’ll be released October 13.

Your first preview of Ogilala comes in the form of the piano ballad “Aeronaut,” which you can download now digitally.

“For as long as I can remember the delineation point between songs I wrote for myself and songs I’d pen for whatever band was something I couldn’t explain,” says Corgan in a statement. “And it remains so, for they all feel quite personal to me, no matter their time or era. The lone difference on songs for Ogilala is that they seemed to want little in the way of adornment.”

Corgan will kick off a North American tour in support of Ogilala October 14 in Brooklyn, New York. The trek concludes with a three-night stand in Los Angeles November 9-11. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, August 25 at 10 a.m. local time via

Ogilala is Corgan’s solo follow-up to 2005’s TheFutureEmbrace.

Here’s the Ogilala track list:

“The Spaniards”
“The Long Goodbye”
“Half-Life of an Autodidact”

And here are Corgan’s tour dates:

10/14 — Brooklyn, NY, Murmrr Theatre
10/15 — Brooklyn, NY, Murmrr Theatre
10/18 — Wilmington, DE, Grand Opera House
10/20 — Toronto, ON, Queen Elizabeth Theatre
10/24 — Chicago, IL, Athenaeum Theatre
10/25 — Chicago, IL, Athenaeum Theatre
10/27 — Nashville, TN, CMA Theater
10/29 — Boulder, CO, Boulder Theater
11/1 — San Francisco, CA, Herbst Theatre
11/2 — San Francisco, CA, Herbst Theatre
11/9 — Los Angeles, CA, Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
11/10 — Los Angeles, CA, Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
11/11 — Los Angeles, CA, Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

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