The Smashing Pumpkins 1996-04-05

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April 5, 1996 – Rotterdam, NL
Live performance by The Smashing Pumpkins
Infinite Sadness tour
DateApril 5, 1996
VenueRotterdam Ahoy
Coordinates51°52′53″N 4°29′17″E
LocationRotterdam, NL
Venue typeArena
PersonnelBilly Corgan, James Iha, D'arcy Wretzky, Jimmy Chamberlin, Jonathan Melvoin
Order of bandsFilter, The Smashing Pumpkins

Setlist[edit | edit source]

  1. "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness" (prerecorded) 
  2. "Tonight, Tonight
  3. "Where Boys Fear to Tread
  4. "Zero
  5. "Fuck You
  6. "To Forgive
  7. "Today
  8. "Bullet with Butterfly Wings
  9. "Thru the Eyes of Ruby
  10. "Disarm(acoustic) 
  11. "Galapogos(acoustic) 
  12. "Geek U.S.A.
  13. "Cherub Rock
  14. "Porcelina of the Vast Oceans
  15. "X.Y.U.

Encore one[edit | edit source]

  1. "1979
  2. "Muzzle

Encore two[edit | edit source]

  1. "Mayonaise

Encore three[edit | edit source]

  1. "Jellybelly
  2. "Silverfuck" [12:10] 
    1. "Space Jam(tease) 
  3. "Farewell and Goodnight(acoustic) 

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • First show of the tour to contain taped segues between some songs, something that will continue through the last show on 1997-02-05

Banter[edit | edit source]

Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness Intro
Tonight, Tonight
Where Boys Fear to Tread
> Zero
Fuck You
BC: Thank you, hi. Guten morgen! Thank you all for coming, it's beautiful to see you. We are das Smashing Pumpkins.
To Forgive
“Welcome to our circle of friends” tape
> Today
> Bullet with Butterfly Wings
(Billy misses a couple of lines in the middle eight, apparently because somebody has come on stage. Before starting the interlude, he says “I still have his hair in my hand.” He then sings the first two lines of the interlude as “Despite all his rage, he is still just a rat in a cage.”)
BC: You wanna come on the stage, you gotta deal with us. We know karate. ... We'd like to play another song from our album called Mellon Juju and the Plodding Infinity and um....
Iha: Let’s.
BC: This is on the album called Sugar to Molasses. It’s the 77th track in and it starts with James.
Thru the Eyes of Ruby
“Thank you for participating” tape
BC: (imitating the tape, cracks up halfway through) Thank you for participating.
Disarm (acoustic)
Galapogos (acoustic)
Circus tape
(Iha over beginning: Thank you.)
> Geek U.S.A.
Iha: (screamed) Alriiiiight!
Cherub Rock (abandoned after one drum roll)
Iha: (screamed) Let me see your hands in the air!
Cherub Rock (abandoned after five drum rolls, Billy starting the guitar twice, another drum roll)
BC: You want guitar picks, I give you flowers.
Cherub Rock
Porcelina of the Vast Oceans
BC: Thank you. Thank you for being so supportive. Hi, heh heh, hi, hi, (silly voice) hello!
Iha: Dank you.
BC: Hey...see that guy up there? That guy right there, see him?
Iha: No.
BC: No, wait, it's that guy over there. No, wait, see that guy over there? Wait, no, see that guy up...?
D’arcy: Is that really a guy?
BC: No, that's a girl, she's over there. No. Yeah, what is...looks
Iha: What about that guy?
BC: I see that guy over there.
Iha: He’s got mad cow disease?
BC: We'd like to play one more song for you. Thank you so much. (Dutch accent) We love you, god bless you, don't get mad cow disease.
Iha: Whatever you do, don't get mad cow disease. What? Your parliament says that.
BC: Thank you so much, we're Filter--I mean, Smashing Pumpkins or whatever.
[encore break]
Iha: Thank you. You’ve been very nice, thank you very much. ... And now, we will play a crazy song. The craziest song I’ve ever heard! And it goes like....
Wolfman Jack tape
BC: Thank you. God bless you, thank you.
[encore break]
Iha: Thanks again. How is everyone, okay? Fine? Okay, cool.
BC: Thank you.
Iha: Goodnight.
BC: God bless you, thank you.
Iha: Thank you.
BC: Thank you.
Iha: Thank you, thanks, thanks.
[encore break]
Iha: Aaaahhh! Are you ready for more bone crunching rock? No? Mind shattering rock and roll? No? Yes. I was just kidding, we're not gonna play anything like that. But we will play now. (Jimmy soloing underneath the rest) Whoa! Ow! I can’t hear you, Jimmy.
BC: And now Jimmy can't play fast enough...unless he gets a little support! Ladies and gentlemen, the Joliet mustard, Jimmy Chamberlin!
> Silverfuck / Space Jam
Farewell and Goodnight
(below is over piano outro)
BC: God bless you, goodnight, thank you.
D’arcy: Thank you, goodnight.