Billy Corgan to play benefit show for Highland Park parade shooting victims

Corgan, a 20-year resident of Highland Park, said the show will be at Madame Zuzu’s tea house, which he co-owns with his partner Chloe Mendel.

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Smashing Pumpkins frontman and Highland Park resident Billy Corgan will perform a charity livestream show to benefit victims of the Fourth of July parade shooting.

Smashing Pumpkins frontman and Highland Park resident Billy Corgan will perform a charity livestream show to benefit victims of the Fourth of July parade shooting.

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Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan will perform a charity livestream show on July 27 to benefit the victims of the Fourth of July parade shooting in Highland Park that killed seven people and wounded more than 30.

Corgan, a 20-year resident of the Chicago suburb, said the show will be at the city’s plant-based tea house Madame Zuzu’s, which he co-owns with his partner Chloe Mendel.

He made the announcement Thursday in a video posted on the Madame Zuzu’s Instagram, 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.”

Corgan said the show will feature several special guests. So far, Smashing Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin and jazz saxophonist Frank Catalano have been named.

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

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