Smashing Pumpkins (The World is a Vampire Festival Tour)

Wed 26 Apr 2023 – ARENA

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With Special Guests Jane’s Addiction And Amyl & The Sniffers, RedHook, Battlesnake and more Plus Professional Wrestling
the NWA (USA) vs the Wrestling Alliance of Australia (WAOA) The Smashing Pumpkins
will bring The World Is A Vampire tour to ten cities across the nation this April and that is just the beginning!

The Smashing Pumpkins will bring The World Is A Vampire tour to ten cities across the nation this April and that is just the beginning!

The tour boasts some very special guests including alt-rock legends, Jane’s Addiction and killer Aussie rock from Amyl & The Sniffers, RedHook, Battlesnake and local acts opening each show. 
PLUS each show will feature professional wrestling matches between Billy Corgan’s NWA (National Wrestling Alliance) andthe WAOA (Wrestling Alliance of Australia).

The Smashing Pumpkins were one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed bands of the 1990s, often cited as one of the most influential acts in alternative rock.

From the instantly recognisable harmonic riff of Cherub Rock and the haunting Disarm from their breakthrough album, 93’s Siamese Dream to the majesty of Tonight, Tonight and the savagery of Bullet With Butterfly Wings from the 10 times platinum monster, 1995’s Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness which was the best-selling double album of the 90’s, through to the bands most recent releases 2018’s Shiny and Oh So Bright and 2021’s Cyr which featured the singles, Solara, The Colour Of Love and Wyttch, The Smashing Pumpkins have been a mainstay in the rock world for over three decades and in 2023 will release their most ambitious work to date, Atum: A Rock Opera In Three Acts.

With their densely layered, diverse sound fusing elements of rock, metal, psyche, shoegaze and electronica, The Pumpkins stand apart from their peers. With over 30 million albums sold to date, the GRAMMY®, MTV VMA, and American Music Award winning band remains one of the most influential bands in history.

Jane’s Addiction were one of the first bands from the alt-rock movement to gain both mainstream media attention and commercial success. The band’s first two studio albums, 1988’s Nothing’s Shocking (1988) and 1990’s Ritual de lo Habitual, were released to widespread critical acclaim and gave the world classics like Mountain Song, Been Caught Stealing and Stop! Fusing together a multitude of styles that ultimately led to them being labeled ‘funk-punk’ Jane’s Addiction created a sound all their own and their influence can be heard across nearly every sub-genre of rock music.

Jane’s frontman Perry Farrell’s influence extends far beyond the band and their side projects. He created the iconic Lollapalooza Festival which brought alternative music to the masses from 1991 onwards. This festival was instrumental in creating the culture we recognise and love today.

Some of Australia’s most impressive rock will be on display as part of The World Is A Vampire Tour:

Melbourne’s Amyl and The Sniffers are one of the nation’s most in demand acts. Since winning the Aria Award for Best Rock Album in 2019 for their self-titled debut, and again in 2022 for their second release, Comfort To Me, plus winning Best Group in the same year, the band have toured relentlessly and gained a well earned reputation for their high octane, in your face live shows.

Their work has been praised globally by NME, Pitchfork and All Music with Happy Mag placing the group at No. 9 on their list of “The 15 Australian female artists changing the game right now”, praising front-woman Amy Taylor for being “one of the hardest rocking people on the face of the planet.”

With comparisons to Iggy And The Stooges, The Damned and The Divinyls, miss Amyl And The Sniffers at your peril.

Sydney’s RedHook featuring fiery front woman, Emmy Mack, create experimental, heartfelt and attitude-filled alternative music that fuses multiple genres including rock, rap, metalcore and electronica. They have been on fire since their inception in 2018. With over 2 million streams, a string of 5 Star reviews on Triple J’s Unearthed which resulted in being added to full rotation on the station and played the prestigious Download Festival in the UK all within their formative years! They’ve gone on to win the Unearth Competition, are regulars on Playlists everywhere and appeared on Aussie Fests including Download and Good Things plus they launched their own gender diversity-inspired alternative festival in Sydney – ‘UsFest’. 

While now based in Sydney, seven-piece Battlesnake were forged deep in the fiery pits of the underworld. Their chugging riffs, soaring harmonies, virtuosic soloing and wailing vocals tell tales of wizards, dragons and kings of old…. With their explosive live energy, Battlesnake leave a trail of sonic devastation in their wake.

The World Is A Vampire is a tour jam packed with an incredible line up of music, but that’s not all.
In between sets during the day, fans will experience some of the best professional wrestling the sport has to offer. 

NWA vs the Wrestling Alliance of Australia (WAOA) 

The National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), owned by Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan, is sending some of its biggest stars to battle top Australian wrestlers at each of the festival locations. Originally founded in 1948, the NWA has been a cornerstone of professional wrestling on a global scale for generations as a promotion and a governing body. Under Corgan’s leadership, the NWA is reaching new heights in the sport and is growing an international fan base.

Featured talents include NWA Women’s World Champion Kamille, NWA World Tag Team Champions Bestia 666 & Mecha Wolf, NWA World Junior Heavyweight Champion Kerry Morton, Natalia Markova, Thom Latimer, Mercurio, Missa Kate and much more. The NWA Champions will put their belts on the line against the biggest stars in Australia. History will be made! 

Do not miss one of the most epic entertainment events of the year!

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Event Packages

  • One (1) Ticket in Special Viewing Area
  • Expedited Bar Access
  • One (1) Exclusive Merch Package
  • VIP Entrance to the Venue
  • On Site VIP Host


  • One (1) Ticket in Special Viewing Area
  • Private Guided Backstage Tour with Exclusive Venue Photo Opp
  • Expedited Bar Access
  • One (1) Exclusive Merch Package
  • VIP Entrance to the Venue
  • On Site VIP Host



Wed 26 Apr 2023 – ARENA

2:00pm – Ticket Office & Car Park Open
4:00pm – All Doors Open
4:15pm – OPENING ACT
5:30pm – NWA (WRESTLING)
5:50pm – AMYL
6:55pm – NWA (WRESTLING)
11:00pm – Approx Finish Time

Please note: Running times are approximate and may be subject to change.

Ticket Prices

GA Standing Presale – $179.00
GA Standing First Release – $199.00
GA Standing Final Release – $209.00

Reserved Seating Presale – $179.00
Reserved Seating First Release – $199.00
Reserved Seating Final Release – $209.00

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