Billy Corgan has been sporting a military haircut for something like 20 years. And when he heads out on tour this summer, he’ll be helping to raise awareness and resources for America’s military veterans. The band is partnering with the veterans’ organization the Easter Seals Dixon Center for their End Times tour this summer. The organization is dedicated to helping veterans find jobs, education, and wellness, and the band is going to help. Here’s what Corgan had to say in a press release:
The Smashing Pumpkins’ summer tour, the End Times, is dedicated to America’s Veterans and Military Families in conjunction with Easter Seals Dixon Center. The Smashing Pumpkins and Easter Seals Dixon Center collectively launch the “New Beginnings: Reaching America’s Vets” campaign. The objective of the campaign is to raise awareness to the challenges and trauma that so many of our veterans and military families face while reintegrating back into civilian society. We stand shoulder to shoulder with Easter Seals Dixon Center in reminding fans and industry affiliates that we must partake in their emotional journey home. Their honor, service and sacrifice should never be forgotten.
Corgan might make some strange decisions sometimes, but it’s hard to think of anything bad to say about this one.
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