Hailing from Chicago, Illinois the Smashing Pumpkins are lead by frontman Billy Corgan. While many of the members have changed over the years, it has been Corgan as well as guitarist Jeff Schroeder who have been there from the beginning. The Smashing Pumpkins are known for their diverse, guitar-heavy sound, combining multiple types of rock music. The band first broke into the mainstream music scene, in 1993, with their second album Siamese Dream. During the 1990s alone, they sold 20 million albums in the U.S. After the Smashing Pumpkins spent some time apart in the beginning of the 2000s, members of the band reconvened to make the album, Zeitgeist, in 2006. Gaining momentum after the release of Zeitgeist, Smashing Pumpkins began to tour on a more consistent basis. The band’s most recent studio album, Monuments to an Elegy (2014), featured three singles and peaked at number 5 on the US Billboard Top Rock albums. Now back on tour, the Smashing Pumpkins are a must see show.