January 28, 2023

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Smashing Pumpkins unveil act 1 of rock opera ATUM: Stream

Smashing Pumpkins recently announced ATUM, the long-harried follow-up to their legendary albums Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness and Machina/The Machines of God. Starting today, Act 1 of the 33-track rock opera is available to stream below.

Pronounced “autumn,” ATUM will be released in three parts, with each act 11 weeks apart. This means that Act 2 will be released on January 31st and Act 3 will follow on April 21st. In addition, a box set with all three acts plus 10 additional bonus tracks will be released on April 21st.

Smashing Pumpkins’ last album was 2020’s CYR. They introduced ATUM with the single “Beguiled” which they recently played on Fallon.

The band is in the midst of the Spirits on Fire Tour, their co-headlining outing with Jane’s Addiction. Remaining tickets for these last few shows are now available through Ticketmaster.

ATUM: Act One Artwork:

ATUM: Act One Track Listing:

01 Autumn
02. Butterfly Suite
03. Goodbye goodbye
04. Hug
05. I do it with Ado
06. Rowdy
07. Steps in time
08. Where rain must fall
09. Beyond the Valley
10. Hooray!
11. The Golden Mask