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Smashing Pumpkins/Marilyn Manson Tour Raising Awareness For Military/Veteran Families

This summer’s “End Times” tour with Smashing Pumpkins and Marilyn Manson won’t just feature one of the best double bills; it’ll also be a charitable one, too.

The tour will be partnering with the Easter Seals Dixon Center to raise awareness and resources for the needs of our military veterans and their families.

In a statement, Billy Corgen says, “The objective of the campaign is to raise awareness to the challenges and trauma that so many of our veterans and military families face while reintegrating back into civilian society. We stand shoulder to shoulder with Easter Seals Dixon Center in reminding fans and industry affiliates that we must partake in their emotional journey home. Their honor, service and sacrifice should never be forgotten.”

And we couldn’t agree more!

While exact details pertaining to the partnership haven’t been released at this time, we imagine a lot of good will come of this, especially considering Corgan’s passion as seen in the interview below.

So, if you haven’t picked up your tickets for the “End Times” tour yet, do so now at!

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter who never leaves home without her iPod, because to her, there’s something very comforting about carrying around every piece of music she’s ever owned in her life.