The Smashing Pumpkins hit the road in 2018 to celebrate the band’s 30th anniversary and to tease out new music that was yet to be released. The tour consisted of 41 shows and stopped at 39 cities across North America.
Thirty years of music deserved a tour production to compliment the depth of the Smashing Pumpkins catalog. To achieve this, our team designed a multi-faceted theatrical approach delivering a wide variety of visuals. Imagery ranged from themes between the tracks including celestial graphics to love and death illustrations. In creating this immersive experience, we utilized automated lighting trusses, a full-stage tracking LED video screen and six periaktoi units, which were covered with a different material on each face to maximize the design possibilities. The lighting and scenic elements of the show were the creative collaboration of Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan, Linda Strawberry and Nimblist design team leader Spike Brant.
Smashing Pumpkins Machine Inc
Production Design, Technical Drawings