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It's the perfect booking: Smashing Pumpkins on Halloween. But it won't be happening.

Billy Corgan & Co. were scheduled to perform their "Oceania" tour Wednesday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, but the show's off, according to the band's publicist.

That's just one of numerous performances upset by the onslaught of Hurricane Sandy's destruction across the eastern seaboard.

Concerts from fun. to Bruce Springsteen have been postponed because of the storm, and venues from Radio City Music Hall to Carnegie Hall are shuttered.

Other Chicago performers scheduled in the area include singer-songwriter Andrew Bird, slated tonight for another audience-free edition of "The Late Show With David Letterman." Bird's publicist confirmed this afternoon that show will go on.

Dennis DeYoung is scheduled to perform Saturday in Collingswood, N.J. His management on Tuesday said DeYoung is currently in Chicago awaiting reports on the status of the venue and concert.

Other locals with dates in the east this week include "American Idol's" Lee DeWyze (Thursday in Philadelphia) and Shemekia Copeland (tonight in Georgia, Thursday in North Carolina).

The Pumpkins are also scheduled Friday in Camden, N.J. Word on that show is still pending.

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