The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas announces Smashing Pumpkins with special guests Fancy Space People and Light FM are set to perform at The Boulevard Pool on Saturday, October 8. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets will go on sale Friday, August 19 at 10 a.m. PST and are available online at www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com or at 702.698.7778 or toll-free 877.551.7778. General Admission tickets are $55 and a limited number of VIP tickets are $80, plus applicable tax and service charges. A limited number of premium cabanas are also available by calling 702.698.6797. Guests must be 18+ to attend and 21+ to reserve a cabana.
The Smashing Pumpkins have created one of the most acclaimed bodies of work in musical history and sold over 30 million albums. Formed in Chicago in 1988, they released Gish, their influential (and platinum) debut in 1991, which was followed by more platinum and multi-platinum albums including the nine-time platinum Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness and the four-time platinum Siamese Dream, as well as the platinum-certified 1998 album Adore. The Pumpkins returned in 2007 with their gold-certified and acclaimed sixth album Zeitgeist, which entered the charts at Number 2 in the U.S. and in the Top Ten internationally. The pivotal group’s many hits defined the alternative music era and continue to resonate on modern rock radio, influencing a whole new generation.
Since their triumphant return to the stage in 2007, the Pumpkins have headlined some of the biggest events around the globe, including the Reading Festival, Rock Am Ring, and the V fest. In 2008, the band was inducted into Hollywood’s RockWalk. Their first post-major label release was the song “Superchrist,” issued via the Guitar Center CD Fresh Cuts Vol. 2. They subsequently recorded the modern rock hit “G.L.O.W.” for the Guitar Hero World Tour game, marking the first time a band has recorded a new song exclusively for the franchise. In November 2008, the band released their first live DVD, If All Goes Wrong. In December 2009 The Smashing Pumpkins began releasing Teargarden By Kaleidyscope, a 44-song work with songs being released online one at a time for free (4-song physical EPs will be made available as the songs are released). The group’s Billy Corgan has said the new music “harkens back to the original psychedelic roots of The Smashing Pumpkins; atmospheric, melodic, heavy, and pretty.”
The Fancy Space People began when the unlikely duo of Germs drummer Don Bolles and quirky solo chanteuse Nora Keyes started receiving communications from invisible entities claiming to be from “Fancy Space,” asking them to present their leaders’ (presumably) benevolent messages to the people of Earth, secreted within neo-classic rock tunes. Soon, 6 other musical miscreants – X-Orb-X, Danny, Bri-On, Shonn, Saratonin and Paul Roessler (Screamers, Nina Hagen Band) – were recruited into the cult / band to play the other instruments and wear the remaining space suits; et voila: Fancy Space People was born. If you think you might enjoy a bunch of heroic bubble-glam pop anthems, delivered with an ass-kicking punk rock authority and an almost Crass-like dedication to an alien agenda, then a close encounter with Fancy Space People will, at very least, help to make the remainder of our planet’s juggernaut into the abyss a whole lot more fun and entertaining for you than it otherwise might have been.
Led by Josiah Mazzaschi and backed by an ace group of talented musicians, Light FM combines catchy hooks and disarmingly heart-felt lyrics with guitar riffs that are distorted to precision; a sound that grabs you both by the throat and gut while blowing your ears out. Light FM is all encompassing and instantly familiar. Coupled with quirky arrangements, bleepy-bloopy synths and off-kilter drums, Light FM’s sound makes perfect sense. The guys and gals in the band aren’t exactly hard to look at either.
This exciting live entertainment experience is just the latest entertainment offering from The Cosmopolitan. Throughout the year, The Boulevard Pool will set the stage for Las Vegas’ most unique live concerts. Perched high above The Las Vegas Strip, The Boulevard Pool is a multilevel pool experience by day and an intimate outdoor concert venue with unobstructed sightlines of both the stage and The Strip by night. For more information please call 702.698.7778.