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Smashing Pumpkins want to party like it’s 1979 (or maybe 1995)

The Smashing Pumpkins are back and ready to smash out some classic tunes this summer on the Oh So Bright Tour! This will be the first tour of the band in 20 years that has all the original members on stage. Pretty cool. But what’s cooler is the chance to see them live at a small house show in LA before the tour kicks off.

The tour happens to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the band’s formation. They’re exclusively playing tracks from 1991 to 2000, off of iconic albums like Gish. The house party itself is inspired by the music video for “1979”, which is why the event is called 1979 House Party. If the house concert is anything like the music video, whoever wins is in for a wild night.

The contest winner and a guest, along with access to the party, get round trip flights to LA, a two night stay in the Hilton, a Yamaha guitar and a cash card to travel around the city. Not a bad way to spend June 28th I say. Not to mention, it’s ridiculously easy to sign up for. As long as you remember your name and where you live, you can sign up in a matter of seconds.

For fans of the band, an intimate performance is the ultimate treat. Live concerts are great, but when thousands of people are screaming, clamouring to get a view of the band, the music itself can get a little lost. The intimate performance assures that you’re smack dab in the middle of the stage dives and sweat.

Not to mention, seeing such a prolific band in a small space is like meeting music royalty. The Smashing Pumpkins have won two Grammy awards, sold over 30 million albums and they want to see you in LA for some intimate alternative rock. If you want to get up close and personal with the band, enter the contest here!

Thomas Dennett

Past student, current writer and future superhero if all goes according to plan. I love all things musical and geeky. When I'm not writing scripts or lists I'm probably playing music, reading graphic novels, doodling monsters in a notebook or melting into my bed and playing video games.

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