The Smashing Pumpkins 1996-01-02

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January 2, 1996 – Toronto, ON, CA
Live performance by The Smashing Pumpkins
Infinite Sadness tour
DateJanuary 2, 1996
VenuePhoenix Concert Theatre
Coordinates43°39′53″N 79°22′26″W
LocationToronto, ON, CA
Venue typeTheater
PersonnelBilly Corgan, James Iha, D'arcy Wretzky, Jimmy Chamberlin, Jonathan Melvoin
Order of bandsThe Smashing Pumpkins

January 2, 1996 was the start of the Infinite Sadness tour, and Jonathan Melvoin's first show.

Full performance

Setlist[edit | edit source]

Set one[edit | edit source]

  1. "Tonight, Tonight(acoustic) 
  2. "In the Arms of Sleep(acoustic) (live debut)
  3. "Cupid de Locke(acoustic) 
  4. "Thirty-Three(acoustic) 
  5. "Today(acoustic) 
  6. "Lily (My One and Only)(acoustic) 
  7. "Take Me Down(acoustic) 
  8. "Beautiful
  9. "Rocket
  10. "Galapogos

Set two[edit | edit source]

  1. "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness" (prerecorded) (live debut)
  2. "Where Boys Fear to Tread
  3. "Zero
  4. "Fuck You
  5. "To Forgive
  6. (improv)
    1. "Bullet with Butterfly Wings
  7. "Thru the Eyes of Ruby
  8. "Porcelina of the Vast Oceans
  9. "Jellybelly
  10. "1979(live debut)
  11. "Disarm
  12. "X.Y.U.

Encore one[edit | edit source]

  1. "We Only Come Out at Night(live debut)
  2. "Muzzle

Encore two[edit | edit source]

  1. "Creep" [Stone Temple Pilots(tease) 
  2. "Geek U.S.A.
  3. "Cherub Rock

Banter[edit | edit source]

D’arcy: [cuts in] ...but we hope it'll be worth waiting for.
BC: Thanks, big man.
Tonight, Tonight (acoustic)
BC: Thank you.
In the Arms of Sleep (acoustic)
BC: After you, James.
Cupid de Locke (acoustic)
BC: Thank you so much.
Thirty-three (acoustic)
BC: Thanks-suh.
Guy in crowd: Lovin’ it!
BC: Why, thank you. (coughing fit) I'm dying so this is our last show. Hope you like it.
Today (acoustic)
(BC just before drums start: Whoa.)
BC: Thanks.
Lily (acoustic)
BC: Well, thank you so much for coming.
Iha: Thank you.
BC: Just so you know, we're playing two--we're like our own opening band, so when we leave the stage, we are coming back. Except James, he's quit the electric part of the band.
Iha: And now I’m going to acoustic.
Take Me Down (acoustic)
Iha: Thanks.
Iha: We'll attempt to rock out slightly for you on the next one.
BC: Thank you. We'd like to play one more song and then we're gonna take our little break.
D’arcy: Thank you.
[set break]
Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness Intro
Where Boys Fear to Tread
> Zero
Fuck You
To Forgive
Bullet with Butterfly Wings
BC: Alright.
Iha: Toronto! I can't hear you Toronto! Let me see some fucking evil hands, alright. I'm just kidding, just kidding. So we're glad to be back in Toronto again, oh yet again. And it's very cold and colder than Chicago and uh, I just flew in and boy are my arms tired. That's an old joke though.
Thru the Eyes of Ruby (abandoned after 6-7 notes - Billy’s guitar is out of tune)
Iha: Whoa.
Thru the Eyes of Ruby (abandoned after 6-7 notes - Billy’s guitar is more out of tune now)
Iha: Damn!
Thru the Eyes of Ruby
BC: Like to take this moment to thank you for coming tonight.
Iha: We thank thee.
BC: This is our first show and uh, little rusty. But we thank--thank you again.
Iha: Little rusty. That's a plain American expression.
Porcelina of the Vast Oceans
> Jellybelly
> Disarm
Iha: Fuck it.
[encore break]
BC: Alright, James! Ah, that sounds terrible!
We Only Come Out at Night
(BC after chorus #2: Hey, watch it.)
(BC after chorus #4: Thanks, Jimmy. Oh, that was splendid! That was great! Wow, you guys rock!)
BC: Heh, thank you. I believe the audience was a bit more key than we were, but.... (James is noodling)
Iha: How are we doing out there?
BC: Hey James, you learn some new jazz chords there?
BC: Thank you. Sorry we're so loose and un-tight, but thanks anyway.
[encore break]
BC: You guys fuckin' rule.
Creep (tease)
BC: (singing) We’re not half the band we used to be, half the band we used to be. (speaking) Right?
Iha: That was a [unintelligible].
BC: That's uh, that there was Mike McCready, isn’t he in that band? Mad Season?
Iha: [unintelligible]. You got mad flava, you got mad flava.
Geek U.S.A.
> Cherub Rock (abandoned after about 5 guitar notes)
> Cherub Rock
(Iha over big rock ending: Yeah! [unintelligible]! Aahhhhh! Motherfuckin’ [tape cuts])

Photos and memorabilia[edit | edit source]