Pillbox, a silent film set to music from highly-anticipated forthcoming Rick Rubin produced Smashing Pumpkins frontman, William Patrick Corgan ‘s solo album Ogilala will be available October 13, 2017 via BMG. Watch the official trailer below.
“I thought it was a different approach to listening to an album, to watch it in essence with a related, albeit non-linear, silent movie. Art is art. And together the two pieces create a work unto itself,” shared Corgan on the film’s connection to his new album.
Inspired by a hero’s journey, Pillbox was written by Corgan, and directed by Corgan alongside longtime collaborator Linda Strawberry. The film is a Strawberry-Blank Assassin Production and stars: Harry Holmes, Rai Quartley, Anna Steers, Kalpana Pot, Hardeep Manak, Los Angela, Paul Seroka, Amelya Hensley, and Ike Catcher.
Corgan today also announced four intimate screenings of the film in London, Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York. Tickets for the screenings will go on sale at this Friday, September 22 at 11:00am PT and will be available HERE. Fans who attend the screenings will receive a limited edition movie poster.
October 5 – London, UK. Royal Society of Arts *
October 9 – Los Angeles, CA. Los Feliz Theatre +
October 11 – Chicago, IL. Music Box Theatre #
October 12 – New York, NY. Tribeca Screening Room #
*Appearance by Corgan
#Appearances by Corgan and co-director, Linda Strawberry
+Appearances by co-director, Linda Strawberry and select cast members
Ogilala will be available digitally as well as physically on CD and 180 gram gatefold vinyl. A limited edition opaque blue vinyl will be available directly from Corgan’s web store and a limited edition pink vinyl will be available at select indie retailers. The albumis available for pre-order now HERE. Fans who pre-order the album will receive an immediate download of “Aeronaut”.
Next month, Corgan will embark on a solo acoustic North American tour that kicks off on October 14th in Brooklyn, NY and wraps up on November 12th in Los Angeles, CA with a four night stint at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. These intimate performances will see Corgan perform songs from Ogilala, as well as a second set which will span works from his earliest days through his years as the frontman of The Smashing Pumpkins and beyond. A complete list of tour dates and ticket information can be found HERE.
William Patrick Corgan North American Tour Dates
October 14– Brooklyn, NY. Murmrr Theatre
October 15– Brooklyn, NY. Murmrr Theatre
October 18– Wilmington, DE. Grand Opera House
October 20– Toronto, ON. Queen Elizabeth Theatre
October 24– Chicago, IL. Athenaeum Theatre
October 25– Chicago, IL. Athenaeum Theatre
October 27– Nashville, TN. CMA Theater
October 29 – Boulder, CO. Boulder Theater
November 1– San Francisco, CA. Herbst Theatre
November 2– San Francisco, CA. Herbst Theatre
November 9– Los Angeles, CA. Masonic Lodge @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery
November 10– Los Angeles, CA. Masonic Lodge @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery
November 11– Los Angeles, CA. Masonic Lodge @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery
November 12 – Los Angeles, CA. Masonic Lodge @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery