The Smashing Pumpkins 1996-08-27

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August 27, 1996 – Las Vegas, NV, US
Live performance by The Smashing Pumpkins
Infinite Sadness tour
DateAugust 27, 1996
VenueThomas & Mack Center
Coordinates36°6′18″N 115°8′39″W
LocationLas Vegas, NV, US
Venue typeArena
PersonnelBilly Corgan, James Iha, D'arcy Wretzky, Matt Walker, Dennis Flemion, Jimmy Flemion
Order of bandsGrant Lee Buffalo, The Smashing Pumpkins

Setlist[edit | edit source]

  1. "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness" (prerecorded) 
  2. "Where Boys Fear to Tread
  3. "Zero
  4. "Cherub Rock
  5. "To Forgive
  6. "Tonight, Tonight
  7. "Today
  8. "Thru the Eyes of Ruby
  9. "Rocket
  10. "Thirty-Three(acoustic) 
  11. "Here Is No Why(tease) (acoustic) 
  12. "Disarm(acoustic) 
  13. "Bullet with Butterfly Wings
  14. "Fuck You
  15. "Porcelina of the Vast Oceans

Encore one[edit | edit source]

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

Encore two[edit | edit source]

  1. "Mayonaise

Encore three[edit | edit source]

  1. "Bodies
  2. "Silverfuck" [16:06] 
    1. "Space Jam(tease) 

Notes[edit | edit source]

Banter[edit | edit source]

Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness Intro
Where Boys Fear to Tread
> Zero
BC: Hi, thanks.
Cherub Rock
BC: Hi. Thank you very much for coming to the concert, we appreciate it. We are the Smashing Pumpkins.
To Forgive
Tonight, Tonight
D’arcy: Thank you.
Planet of the Apes clip
> Thru the Eyes of Ruby
BC: Thanks a lot. I'd just like to say that, uh...I'd like to introduce our, uh, well, Dennis isn’t there. That's Matt.
Iha: Holdin’ it down, Matt “Cosmo” Walker.
BC: Uh, you know, we haven't had the easiest you may already know. I don't really wanna talk about that, I just wanted to say that, uh, we don't talk too much anymore but we just wanted to say thank you, we appreciate.... We appreciate your support very much. We’d like to think that you're here because you love our music and we love our music too.
Iha: Now, you know, you know we're not as exciting as perhaps Siegfried and Roy, but....
BC: You know you’re going down the same path the last time that we were here.
Iha: We have our own white tiger, Matt “Cosmo” Walker.
BC: So we can't thank you enough for coming. We don't uh, we don’t take anything for granted and we certainly don't take you for granted, so thank you so much.
Thirty-three (acoustic)
Here Is No Why (tease) (acoustic)
> Disarm (acoustic)
> Circus tape
> Bullet with Butterfly Wings
Fuck You
> Porcelina of the Vast Oceans
[encore break]
Iha: Thank you. [unintelligible word] are rockin’.
BC: Thanksssss a lot.
Iha: Hey, does everybody like to dance?
D’arcy: I do.
Iha: Alright, let's...fuckin’ dance. Do something.
BC: Care to join us?
Iha: Onto the stage from the left, Jimmy Frog. Yes, a big hand for Jimmy Frog and his brother Dennis. The Frogs, ladies and gentlemen, Milwaukee's best.
BC: And on keyboards, Dennis Frog.
Iha: Yes, a big hand for Dennis Frog.
BC: They're booing, I don't know why.
Iha: These gentlemen have a lot of words to say to you but (1979 backing track starts) not enough time.
1979 (with Jimmy Flemion)
Iha: Thank you, thank you. Yes, that was for proms.
BC: Something happened to the pig. The pig is down, heh heh.
Iha: No! The pig never done anything!
D’arcy: Long live the pig. Long live the pig.
Iha: Rock is dead.
BC: I love that fuckin’ pig, man.
D’arcy: I can’t believe you threw the pig out there, man, I loved that pig and....
Iha: Alright, now that we have danced, we will now rock.
BC: Hey Ethan, can we have some lights please?
Iha: Ouch. Oh, jaded Las Vegas, hello. Heh heh. While I couldn’t believe it, the stories I heard about Las Vegas and now I know all of them are true.
BC: But you know, we're always known for our honesty and I think it's time that you--for you to fess up about your gambling addiction. I know it's not a s--it's not an okay subject but I think you should come clean right now. Ol’ Blackjack Iha.
Iha: Twenty-one Iha for blackjack. Twenty-one Iha.
BC: No, I believe that's bust.
Iha: Bust Iha, heh.
BC: That’s why you have a problem. We had a cabdriver who told us today, (gruff voice) "Yeah, Las Vegas, it’s a tough town. (normal voice) Full of, heh--(gruff voice) full of broken dreams and lost promises."
Iha: So we'd like to dedicate this next song to that cabdriver.
BC: But you know what he said? He said those fuckin’ kids from Vegas, they’re fuckin’ crazy.
D’arcy: You are.
BC: Heh heh. You know why? You know why? Because you live in the fuckin’ desert and it's so fuckin’ hot here! What the fu--heh heh heh.
Iha: This next song goes to Frank Sinatra!
[encore break]
Iha: Thank you. How is everybody, tired? Are you doing--are you doing reasonably well, having...kind of a good time? Experiencing the rock concert?
BC: Thanks so much, you guys are totally awesome, thank you. Like to uh, play you a...a golden oldie, this one goes all the way back to 1993.
BC: God bless you, thank you.
[encore break]
> Silverfuck / Space Jam
BC: God bless you.
Iha: Thanks a lot, you guys were great, thanks.

Photos and memorabilia[edit | edit source]