Indie rock icons, Smashing Pumpkins stopped by the Late Show with Stephen Colbert last week to perform “Knights of Malta” from their 10th studio album, Shiny And Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun, released in November of last year. The band teamed up with legendary music producer, Rick Rubin for the record which reunited original members, James Iha and Jimmy Chamberlin, seeing them work together for the first time in years.
Dressed all in black, led by the instantly recognisable voice of frontman Billy Corgan, it was a signature sombre performance from the preeminent merchants of melancholy. The band were joined by a trio of female backup singers, delivering a slice of soul to their alt-grunge stylings. Check out the performance below!
The Smashing Pumpkins | “Kings of Malta” [Live on Stephen Colbert]
The Smashing Pumpkins are set to tour North America later this month with Oasis songwriter, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. The trek follows The Smashing Pumpkins’ 2018 Shiny and Oh So Bright Tour, the band’s first live shows in nearly two decades to feature Corgan reunited with original members James Iha and Jimmy Chamberlin. Let's hope an Aussie run is on the cards!
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