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Highland Park resident Billy Corgan announces virtual concert supporting July 4 shooting victims

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The Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has announced a virtual concert in support of victims of the July 4 mass shooting in Highland Park, Illinois, which killed seven people and injured dozens more.

Corgan has lived in Highland Park for about 20 years, and his Madame ZuZu’s tea shop is located in the Chicago suburb.

“About a week ago, of course, we had the horrible tragedy here on July 4 that took so many lives and has injured so many people, and really has affected us as a community,” Corgan says in an Instagram video.

The concert will air July 27 and will feature a variety of “special guests,” including Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin and “other parts of the Pumpkins family.” It’ll stream for free on YouTube, and viewers will be able to donate to the Highland Park Community Foundation and its shooting response fund.

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