The Smashing Pumpkins / Metric at American Airlines Center
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Popular bands reuniting from a bygone era is nothing new, but it’s extra special when a beloved band not only resurfaces but does so with a lineup consisting of members who famously shared a great deal of acrimony. Enigmatic, bratty Smashing Pumpkins leader Billy Corgan has toured in recent years with random musicians — and without any of the band’s brilliant, classic mid-‘90s lineup. With original drummer Jimmy Chamberlin and original guitarist James Iha joining Corgan for the first time in 18 years, the excitement around the trailblazing alt-rock group is more fervent than it’s been in two decades.