May 03, 2012 5:15PM

Smashing Pumpkins Announce Splendour Sideshows

5 reasons why you should be there.

Smashing Pumpkins have finally announced sideshows, after Lana Del Rey and a bunch of other bands earlier this week. Hooray! In lieu of actually writing something, I'm going to communicate via YouTube why you should go. Dates and ticket info at the bottom.


'Bullet with Butterfly Wings'


'Tonight, Tonight'


Tickets go on sale 9am, Wednesday 9 May.

Thursday 26 July – Challenge Stadium, Perth, Special Guests to be announced. Tickets from Ticketmaster.

Tuesday 31 July – Entertainment Centre, Sydney. Tickets from Ticketmaster.

Thursday 2 August – Hisense Arena, Melbourne. Tickets from Ticketek.

Saturday 4 August ­ Vector Arena, Auckland. Tickets from Ticketmaster.