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Billy Corgan is to Play an 8 Hour Long Set Inspired by 'Siddharta' Novel

Hesse's Siddharta is the inspiration for Billy Corgan's 8 Hour Long Gig

The Smashing Pumpkins frontman is planning to play an eight hour long gig, inspired by 'Siddharta' (1922), one of the most famous works by nobel prize winning author Herman Hesse.

The free show is taking place at Corgan's very own Madame ZuZu's Tea House in Chicago on February 28th.

On his Facebook, Corgan delved slightly further into an explanation of what the show could entail, saying:

"Performance will be centered around an ambient/musical interpretation of Hermann Hesse's Siddhartha; built by modular synthesis, on the fly," he said. "Readings of the text to go hand in hand with whatever is created"

Sounds very interesting.

For those of you who would like to hear more Smashin Pumpkins, a new album is apparently on the way! February 5th this year, Corgan posted a photo of himself with a guitar and the caption 'Writing new SP songs'.


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