There may not be NHL hockey played this October, but one thing Canadians have to look forward to is an arena rock tour by alternative first liners The Smashing Pumpkins. This is the Pumpkins’ first full tour of Canada since the Summersault festival series in 2000, and will be highlighted by them performing their new album-within-an-album Oceania in its entirely. Don’t worry, frontman Billy Corgan promises you’ll also hear plenty of so-called classics, which the band are actively soliciting through their social networks. SmashingPumpkins.com has all the links you need for tickets, which are on sale now, including VIP packages where you get an intimate 3-song backstage concert. It may only be with one original Pumpkin, but that’s pretty rawking if you ask me! With your Music Emissions Minute, this has been the ROCKthusiast Gilles LeBlanc.