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The Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan to play charity show for July 4 parade shooting victims

Billy Corgan
Posted at 4:29 PM, Jul 15, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-18 17:22:23-04

Rock singer Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins says he'll perform a charity livestream show to benefit the victims of the Fourth of July parade shooting in suburban Chicago that killed seven people and wounded more than 30.

Corgan is a 20-year resident of Highland Park, where the shooting happened. He announced on Thursday that the show would be held on July 27 at the city's plant-based tea house Madame Zuzu's, which he owns with his partner Chloe Mendel. He made the announcement on Thursday in a video posted on Madame Zuzu's Instagram page, the Daily Herald reported.

“There are so many people here affected by this tragedy,” Corgan said in the video. “It’s very close to our hearts and we hope you’ll participate and support as well.”

The show will be streamed for free on the Smashing Pumpkins YouTube page. There will be a link for viewers to donate, the Associated Press reported.