The Smashing Pumpkins 1996-05-26

From SPCodex, The Smashing Pumpkins wiki
May 26, 1996 – Christchurch, NZ
Live performance by The Smashing Pumpkins
Infinite Sadness tour
DateMay 26, 1996
VenueChristchurch Town Hall
Coordinates43°31′37″S 172°38′7″E
LocationChristchurch, NZ
Venue typeConcert hall
PersonnelBilly Corgan, James Iha, D'arcy Wretzky, Jimmy Chamberlin, Jonathan Melvoin
Order of bandsDef FX, The Smashing Pumpkins

Rescheduled from March 18, 1996 due to the death of Jimmy Chamberlin's father.

Setlist[edit | edit source]

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

Encore one[edit | edit source]

  1. "1979
  2. (blues jam)
  3. "X.Y.U.

Encore two[edit | edit source]

  1. "Mayonaise

Encore three[edit | edit source]

  1. "Bodies
  2. "Silverfuck" [29:02] 
    1. "Space Jam(tease) 
    2. "Dose" [Filter(tease) 
  3. "Farewell and Goodnight(acoustic) 

Banter[edit | edit source]

Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness Intro
Tonight, Tonight
BC: Hi, thank you, good evening. Thanks for coming. We’ve come from very far away. [3 unintelligible words].
To Forgive
> Fuck You
D’arcy: I want to say hello to the people behind us. They’re very, very nice, although it's kinda weird having people behind us.
Iha: Thank you. How is everyone? Groovy? What? Are you screaming about [unintelligible but sounds like “Sundays, I think”]? I for not know what I've done...except play the rock music.
BC: No, they wanna know if you support the All Blacks team.
Iha: (New Zealand accent) I do not know. I don't know who they are to tell you the truth.
BC: Oh, come on. He played a little rugby in his day.
Iha: I would--what the fuck was that shit when they uh, they score a goal, it was like a dude with a--with a pith helmet and he like runs sometime?
BC: He didn't realize it was Australian rules football.
Iha: Oh. Yeah yeah, yeah yeah, I am playing the ugly American as the devil's advocate, you know, I was--I knew that, I knew that was Australian rules, I was just trying to get you mad, I’m sorry.
BC: Well, thanks for coming. They’re just turning that fucking air conditioning on. Another song from our long, long, long album.
Thru the Eyes of Ruby
> By Starlight
unknown (acoustic tease)
Disarm (acoustic)
Circus tape
> Bullet with Butterfly Wings
Cherub Rock
Porcelina of the Vast Oceans / Rocket
[encore break]
Iha: Alright.
BC: We were just uh, we were sitting back there, wondering if you wanted us to come back out, but....
Iha: We're so deaf, we’re so deaf we thought everyone had left.
> blues jam
(BC about a minute in: You know we come from Chicago. The home of the blues.)
Iha: Oh god, that was so painful. And now, we're gonna play the cyber-blues. Our style of blues.
BC: Thank you for fighting [unintelligible].
Iha: (New Zealand accent) Who has a bow and arrow to shoot yonder past a cap? I beg of thee, take me away from this rock tour, I’m so fearless.
BC: Can we put on the lights for a second there, Aaron? No, up, not down, no no no. Put the lights on. Those lights, thank you. Just wanted to say hello, hello. Hello.
Iha: Woo! [2 unintelligible words]
BC: I'd like to say hello to Officer Friendly right there. To protect and serve.
Iha: (New Zealand accent) I would like to this one, he's been looking at my bum, he has. [unintelligible]
BC: [unintelligible], trying to protect your bum. That's why he's looking at it. He's there to protect it.
Iha: Protect my bum! Whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa! Whoa! Whoa! (drumroll from Jimmy with crashing cymbals)
BC: See...
Iha: Ladies and gentlemen, [unintelligible as Billy talks over him].
BC: ...Officer Friendly was distracted by that rant.
Iha: Ladies and gentlemen, sit the fuck down. Don't lose your fuckin’ minds.
BC: And if you come up on this stage, we will kick your ass.
[encore break]
Iha: Thanks you. Ever since I was young, I wanted people of all races and all nations to get together and get it on!
BC: Thank you, you guys are totally great, we appreciate it so don’t even know.
BC: God bless you, thank you.
[encore break]
Iha: Get the fuck up! [unintelligible sentence.] I’m your fucking rock and roll captain! “What do you mean, how can you say that with that thing in your hair?” [unintelligible sentence.] No, I'm just kidding, thank you very much. We're very glad you came and uh, we'll be rocking any second.
BC: But I don’t do one. I don’t.
Iha: Well, thank you!...for the [unintelligible word].
BC: [unintelligible] Thank you. Thank you. And the two? [unintelligible]
Iha: [unintelligible]. Fuck it. [unintelligible].
unknown (tease - Melvoin playing classical music)
> Silverfuck / Space Jam / Dose
> Farewell and Goodnight
(below is over piano outro)
BC: Come on and clap, you motherfuckers.
D’arcy: Thank you. Thank you, goodnight.
Iha: Goodnight everybody, goodnight, bye bye.
Jimmy: Thank you.
Iha: Drive home safe, goodbye, bye everyone.