AUDIO: Billy Corgan Drops Ballad ‘Aeronaut’ Ahead of New Solo Album, Tour

The Smashing Pumpkins frontman's Rick Rubin-produced EP hits shelves in October

Rock legend Billy Corgan has a new song, a new tour, and even a new name.

On Tuesday the former Stern Show guest and Smashing Pumpkins frontman—now going by William Patrick Corgan—released “Aeronaut,” a somber ballad serving as the lead single for his upcoming solo EP “Ogilala.” The album, Corgan’s second solo effort overall and the first since 2005’s “TheFutureEmbrace,” hits shelves Oct. 13

The very next day Corgan will kick off an all-acoustic North American tour at Brooklyn’s Murmrr Theater. He’ll stay on the road for about a month before his tour concludes on Nov. 11 at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles.

Corgan, who worked with legendary producer Rick Rubin on “Ogilala,” described the personal nature of his new solo effort in a statement: "For as long as I can remember, the delineation point between songs I wrote for myself and songs I'd pen for whatever band was something I couldn't explain. … And it remains so, for they all feel quite personal to me, no matter their time or era. The lone difference on songs for ‘Ogilala’ is that they seemed to want little in the way of adornment."

"Ogilala" hits stores Oct. 13. Check out the track listing and Corgan’s upcoming tour dates (below).

"Ogilala" Track List

1. "Zowie"

2. "Processional"

3. "The Spaniards"

4. "Aeronaut"

5. "The Long Goodbye"

6. "Half-Life Of An Autodidact"

7. "Amarinthe"

8. "Antietam"

9. "Mandaryne"

10. "Shiloh"

11. "Archer"

Billy Corgan Tour Dates

October 14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Murmrr Theater

October 15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Murmrr Theater

October 18 – Wilmington, DE @ Grand Opera House

October 20 – Toronto, ON @ Queen Elizabeth Theater

October 24 – Chicago, IL @ Athenaeum Theater

October 25 – Chicago, IL @ Athenaeum Theater

October 27 – Nashville, TN @ CMA Theatre

October 29 – Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater

November 1 – San Francisco, CA @ Herbst Theater

November 2 – San Francisco, CA @ Herbst Theater

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

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