Chicago's Smashing Pumpkins announced their North American arena tour Wednesday morning and the itinerary includes a date with special guest Jane's Addiction at Fiserv Forum on Thursday, Oct. 30.
Tickets for the Spirits on Fire Tour go on sale Friday, May 13 at 10 a.m. with a presale kicking off 24 hours earlier. Ticket details can be found at fiservforum.com.
Smashing Pumpkins, who appear Thursday night on CBS’ "The Late Late Show with James Corden," released their 11th full-length album, "CYR," in 2020 and plan to release new music this year.
Jane's Addiction's latest record is 2011's "The Great Escape Artist" and the band gets together every few years to perform live, so this will be a pretty rare chance to see them.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.
He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.
With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.
He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for OnMilwaukee.com and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.
In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.
He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.