Billy Corgan is planning to stage an eight-hour or more live show based around a synth interpretation of Hermann Hesse‘s 1922 novel, Siddhartha. It’s happening February 28th at the Smashing Pumpkin leader’s Madame ZuZu’s Tea House, which is located in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park.
To confirm that this is not made up, here is what Corgan posted on Facebook: “On 2//28 I’ll be doing a show at Madame ZuZu’s Teahouse; start time noon, and due to nature of performance it’ll last 8-9 hours. So see http://MadameZuzus.com/ in coming days for details on seating and admissions. As with all our events there is no charge. Performance will be centered around an ambient/musical interpretation of Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha; built by modular synthesis, on the fly. Readings of the text to go hand in hand with whatever is created; + the first @Hexistential poster, and event t-shirts too. Hope to see you there.”