Rocker Billy Corgan has embarked on a cross-country road trip as part of a documentary focusing on how America has changed over the years.
The Smashing Pumpkins frontman is back on the road, but this time he's turned filmmaker for his journey across the U.S., and is incorporating mini-concerts along the way.
He announced his new project on his website on Thursday (04Feb16), calling on his fans to give suggestions of where to make their pit stops, writing, "My mate Justin and I are set to head out and chart the beginnings of a new documentary I'm aching to make about America. And as we meet strangers and friends in living rooms and backyards and porches, and near campfires and rusting trolleys, we'll need your help of where to go and what we must see. If that intrigues you, and you or yours have family along our route, we'd like you to contact us with good heart... To sketch at least the beginnings of a project that may be so vast it'll take much more than a 3 week roustabout to understand."
Starting in Chicago, Illinois, Billy and Justin will be heading south along the Mississippi River, then west, and will post a flexible schedule each morning on his site.
As far as the subject of the documentary, Billy wrote, "We'll be much more taken with documenting the stories of an elderly class that can share impressions of the country as it once was; good, bad, or indifferent. And in order to do so with integrity, I'll need to be invited into old-fashioned parlors and the like to retain some sense memory of what's come and gone."
Billy also assured fans his road trip will not affect the upcoming Smashing Pumpkins In Plainsong acoustic cour, which begins in Portland, Oregon in March (16).