The Smashing Pumpkins 1996-04-14

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April 14, 1996 – Hamburg, DE
Live performance by The Smashing Pumpkins
Infinite Sadness tour
DateApril 14, 1996
VenueAlsterdorfer Sporthalle
Coordinates53°36′10″N 10°0′7″E
LocationHamburg, DE
Venue typeArena
PersonnelBilly Corgan, James Iha, D'arcy Wretzky, Jimmy Chamberlin, Jonathan Melvoin
Order of bandsFilter, The Smashing Pumpkins

Show was originally planned to be at the Gaswerk venue.

Setlist[edit | edit source]

  1. "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness" (prerecorded) 
  2. "Tonight, Tonight
  3. "Zero
  4. "Fuck You
  5. "Today
  6. "To Forgive
  7. "Bullet with Butterfly Wings
  8. "Thru the Eyes of Ruby
  9. "By Starlight
  10. "Disarm(acoustic) 
  11. "Muzzle
  12. "Cherub Rock
  13. "Porcelina of the Vast Oceans

Encore one[edit | edit source]

  1. "1979
  2. "X.Y.U.

Encore two[edit | edit source]

  1. "Mayonaise
  2. "Silverfuck" [18:40] 
    1. "Dose" [Filter(tease) 
  3. "Farewell and Goodnight(acoustic) 

Banter[edit | edit source]

Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness Intro
Tonight, Tonight
> Zero
Fuck You
Iha: Thank you.
BC: Hi, good evening. Guten morgen. We're the Smashing Pumpkins.
To Forgive
BC: (German pronunciation) The world is a vampire.
Bullet with Butterfly Wings
D’arcy: Thank you.
Iha: Thank you, thank you, thank you. Is everyone having fun? A reasonable time in Hamburg? Good.
Thru the Eyes of Ruby
> By Starlight
Disarm (acoustic)
BC: Thank you very much. We pretty much figure you can't understand anything we're saying, so that's why we're just playing. We didn't know many German words. Uh, “Doberman,” uh, “schnell,” and uh, “halt.”
Circus tape
> Cherub Rock
Porcelina of the Vast Oceans
(Iha over intro drone: Alright. That was fun and crazy. I am fun and crazy too. And now we will take a journey of the mind. I can feel a throbbing mind headache coming on. Thank you.)
D’arcy: Danke.
[encore break]
Iha: Thank you! Uh, we'd like to thank a very special friend, all the way from America tonight, he's in the audience, he's in the audience, he's David Hasselhoff, right there, thank you David, we're glad you came tonight. Everyone, big round of applause for David Hasselhoff.
BC: What, you never saw when we were on Baywatch?
Iha: We never--we did a guest appearance.
D’arcy: Are you saying something mean about David Hasselhoff?
BC: No, he's here tonight.
D’arcy: ‘Cause I've met him and he was really nice to me. He was very nice.
Iha: He's your hero?
D’arcy: Can't say anything bad.
Iha: He's your hero.
BC: Yeah, sure.
D’arcy: I swear.
Iha: Befriended David Hasselhoff.
BC: Sure, he's your cousin. Like to play a little song...that goes kinda like this.
> Wolfman Jack tape
BC: Aaaaah. Please turn off these lights, heh. Thank you.
Iha: Wow! Yes, there you are. Mm hmm.
[encore break]
Iha: Thank you, you're very kind. We will play yet another sad song. What? I can't hear you, heh, you don't want a sad song? This man in the front row is sick of these infinitely sad songs. Well, I can only suggest a Bon Jovi concert, heh heh, if you don't wanna hear that. No? No. Alright. Well, any second the band will be on stage and we'll be rockin' it like nobody’s business, American style. What?
BC: (mumbled) Thank you.
BC: Thank you.
> Silverfuck / Dose
(BC over beginning drums: Like to do a little something right now, it’s kind of experimental. It has absolutely no form. It’s kind of like a gelatin kind of, gelatinous...formless, never-ending piece of artistic expression.)
> Farewell and Goodnight
(D’arcy over piano outro: Goodnight. Gute nacht.)

Photos and memorabilia[edit | edit source]