Liz Phair is making her first touring gig in six years count — she and the Smashing Pumpkins are hitting the road.

Today (February 1), the Pumpkins announced they're extending last year's fan-adored In Plainsong tour with a series of "Acoustic-Electro Evenings" at North American theaters. The shows will kick off in March in Portland, Oregon and wrap up in April, at which point the group will hit the studio to record a new album that's inspired by the tour's stripped-down tones.

In Plainsong includes barer renditions of tracks from the Pumpkin's 20-plus-year catalog.

"What started as an interest in playing a truly different kind of show and looking for a different way to explore their storied musical past morphed into something new and exciting for the fans in every city," the Pumpkins' manager Peter Katsis said. "This touches the opposing side to the Pumpkins usual roar."

Tickets will go on sale on February 5 at 9 AM. Check out the dates below, and tell us if you plan to check out the show.

March 22, Portland, OR @ Schnitzer Hall
March 23, Seattle, WA @The Paramount
March 25, San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic
March 26, Los Angeles, CA @The Theatre at Ace Hotel
March 27, Los Angeles, CA @ The Theatre at Ace Hotel
March 29, Salt Lake City, UT @ Kingsbury Hall
March 30, Denver, CO @ Ellie Caulkins Opera House
April 1, Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
April 2, Columbus, OH @ Palace Theatre
April 4, New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
April 8, Philadelphia, PA@ Tower Theatre
April 9, Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
April 10, Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theatre
April 12, Toronto, ONT@ Massey Hall
April 14, Chicago, IL @ Civic Opera House
April 15, Louisville, KY @ Palace Theater
April 16, Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
April 18, Dallas, TX @ Majestic Theater
April 19, Austin, TX @ Bass Concert Hall
April 20, Houston, TX @ Cullen Performance Hal

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