HAPPY SMASHING PUMPKINS DAY + DIGITAL EP RELEASE! 13 years ago, the first set of SP fans from the around the world took the stage at the legendary Metro in Chicago for the first Act IV concert in support of the Pumpkins and the Make-A-Wish foundation. Together, fans of the band grossed over $10,000 for Make-A-Wish of Illinois. That day also helped solidify July 7 as International Smashing Pumpkins Day. So to everyone who has participated in Act IV related projects, Smashing Pumpkins members (past and present), and SP fans everywhere, we want to wish you a Happy Smashing Pumpkins Day!
Late last year, Act IV collaborated Crestfallen.com, Blamo.org/Siva, Ozphoria, SPfreaks, Starla.org and others in the community to bring the fans another special contest. This culminated in an unprecedented 94 covers of MCIS/TAFH era songs. Thank you to everyone who submitted, listened, and helped us out!
Now, to celebrate Smashing Pumpkins Day, and Act IV's 13th anniversary, we give you, Ghost Children and the Infinite Sadness, a digital EP featuring all 6 winning tracks from the Infinite Sadness Contest! It also features the winning artwork and perhaps a surprise or two for SP fans ;).
The digital EP is available in 320 kbps mp3s or Lossless wav files. It is available under a 'pay what you can model' or as part of a special Ghost Children 2 bundle!
SPECIAL 25th ANNIVERSARY EVENT-SP TRIBUTE NIGHT
On October 5, 2013, past/present contest entrant, Matt Sams put together a special SP tribute night at Billy Corgan's tea house, Madame Zuzu's. The night included covers by Sams, other fans, and Greg Bates from Billy's old band, Coat of Eyes. There was a poetry reading, an exhibit of SP/BC memorabilia (Thanks to Geo and friends of Act IV, SPfreaks) and a trivia contest. Act IV donated some EPs for the trivia portion.