Spirits On Fire tour

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Spirits On Fire tour
Tour by The Smashing Pumpkins
VIP poster by @fredpaints
Co-headlinersJane's Addiction
Start date2022-10-02
End date2022-11-19
No. of shows31
No. of cities31
No. of countries2
Supporting artistsPoppy, Meg Myers, Our Lady Peace
The Smashing Pumpkins tour chronology
November 16 in Anaheim, California

The Spirits On Fire tour by The Smashing Pumpkins took place in autumn 2022 was co-headlined by fellow alternative rock legends Jane's Addiction. Prior to this tour, The Smashing Pumpkins had only shared the bill with Jane's Addiction twice – once as a surprise opening act on November 3, 1997, and the other being one of the Pumpkins' earliest shows on November 23, 1988 at the Cabaret Metro in Chicago. The two groups were also scheduled to appear at the Welcome to Rockville festival on May 22, 2022, but due to an illness within the band, Jane's Addiction was replaced by Perry Farrell's side project, Porno for Pyros.

The tour was announced on the The Howard Stern Show on May 11, 2022,[1] and included supporting acts by Poppy and Meg Myers. In celebration of the tour and their career, the day following the announcement, Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin and Jeff Schroeder added their hand prints to the cement outside the famous Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.[1] James Iha was not feeling well and was unable to make the ceremony.[2]

Corgan has stated that the Spirits On Fire tour was the biggest tour The Smashing Pumpkins had since 1997,[3] though it's unclear by which figures this is referring to. The tour is also notable as being among the band's first tours, if not the very first, to offer unique show posters for each date, usually designed by a local artist from the hosting city. The effort was in cooperation with Collectionzz. Each poster had its own trading card variant as well that could be purchased through The Smashing Pumpkins store[4] or through the Collectionzz store.[5]

The tour had a couple of notable personnel changes on the Jane's Addiction side. Guitarist Dave Navarro, who collaborated with Billy Corgan on the 2009 Spirits in the Sky tour, sat out the tour due to the effects of long COVID and was replaced by Troy Van Leeuwen. In addition, original Jane's bassist Eric Avery returned to the lineup for the first time in over 10 years.

At the October 19 show at New York's Madison Square Garden, Perry Farrell sustained an "injury that resulted in [his] inability to perform." As a result, Jane's Addiction was either replaced by extended Smashing Pumpkins, Poppy, and Meg Myers sets, and for a handful of shows Our Lady Peace filled in Jane's Addiction's time slot.[6]

Further medical problems would soon come. Throughout the tour, Corgan's intense screaming was starting to take a tole on his voice, which became obvious at the Seattle show. On November 13, the Portland, Oregon show had to be cancelled after he was diagnosed with laryngitis. With two full days off, he seeks medical care and is given the go-ahead to perform at the San Francisco show.[7]



Songs performed

Song Shows Cover
Song Shows Cover
Silverfuck 32 (original)
Tonight, Tonight 32 (original)
Empires 31 (original)
1979 31 (original)
Zero 31 (original)
Cherub Rock 31 (original)
Ava Adore 31 (original)
Eye 31 (original)
Once in a Lifetime 31 Talking Heads
Atum (song) 31 (original)
Bullet with Butterfly Wings 31 (original)
Today 31 (original)
We Only Come Out at Night 31 (original)
Cyr (song) 31 (original)
Solara 31 (original)
Stand Inside Your Love 30 (original)
Beguiled 30 (original)
I of the Mourning 28 (original)
Neophyte 16 (original)
Disarm 16 (original)
Harmageddon 16 (original)
Starla 7 (original)
Quiet 5 (original)
If There Is a God 2 (original)
X.Y.U. 2 (original)
Rhinoceros 1 (original)
Happy Birthday to You 1 Patty Hill / Mildred J. Hill

Songs teased

Song Shows Cover
Song Shows Cover
Love Gun 31 Kiss
Ain't Talkin' 'bout Love 7 Van Halen
Hot for Teacher 3 Van Halen
Stranglehold 3 Ted Nugent
Walk This Way 2 Aerosmith
Mountain Song 2 Jane's Addiction
Siva 2 (original)
(Every Day Is) Halloween 2 Ministry
Fly by Night 2 Rush
Smells Like Teen Spirit 1 Nirvana
La Grange 1 ZZ Top
Blister in the Sun 1 Violent Femmes
Hotel California 1 The Eagles
Living After Midnight 1 Judas Priest
More Than a Feeling 1 Boston
Suffer 1 (original)
Bury Me 1 (original)
Rhinoceros 1 (original)
I Am One 1 (original)
Come As You Are 1 Nirvana
Cherub Rock 1 (original)
Waiting Room 1 Fugazi
Calling Dr. Love 1 Kiss
Are You Gonna Go My Way 1 Lenny Kravitz
Für Elise 1 Beethoven
Panama 1 Van Halen
I'll Wait 1 Van Halen
Sundown 1 Gordon Lightfoot
Round and Round 1 Ratt


References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Kreps, Daniel. "Smashing Pumpkins, Jane's Addiction to Embark on 'Spirits on Fire' Tour". Rolling Stone. Retrieved May 11, 2022.
  2. https://www.instagram.com/p/Cdb9nVcpBtA/
  3. Corgan, Billy. "Beyond the Vale (with Lisa Vale)". iHeartPodcasts. Retrieved December 8, 2022.
  4. https://store.smashingpumpkins.com/collections/tour-22/products/the-smashing-pumpkins-los-angeles-november-19-2022-exclusive-gas-trading-card
  5. https://iconic.collectionzz.com/collections/the-smashing-pumpkins/size_2-5x3-5
  6. Brodsky, Rachel. "Jane's Addiction Cancel 5 Shows With Smashing Pumpkins Due To Perry Farrell Injury". Stereogum. Retrieved October 25, 2022.
  7. https://www.instagram.com/p/Ck_l__Qj_hG/