Smashing Pumpkins Announces Three Act Rock Opera
The Smashing Pumpkins have announced a three-act rock opera album titled ATUM (pronounced Autumn), which is slated for release in April 2023.
ATUM, which is billed as the sequel to 1995’s Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness and 2000’s Machina/Machines of God, will feature 33-tracks, with each track to be revealed chronologically each week on Corgan’s podcast, Thirty-Three with William Patrick Corgan.
Each act of eleven songs will come out every eleven weeks on digital streaming platforms to coincide with the podcast. Act 1 will drop on November 15th. Act 2 will be released on January 31st, 2023, and Act 3, along with a special edition boxset featuring all 33 album tracks plus 10 additional unreleased songs, will be released on April 21st, 2023.
The video for the first single from the collection, “Beguiled,” drops today (September 20th).