The Smashing Pumpkins 1998-06-07

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June 7, 1998 – Rome, IT
Live performance by The Smashing Pumpkins
Adore tour
DateJune 7, 1998
VenueScalinata del Palazzo della Civiltà
Coordinates41°50′14″N 12°27′51″E
LocationRome, IT
PersonnelBilly Corgan, James Iha, D'arcy Wretzky, Kenny Aronoff, Mike Garson, Dan Morris, Stephen Hodges
Order of bandsThe Smashing Pumpkins

The band performed on the street outside the Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana building, with the audience standing on the stairs leading to the building.

Full performance up until "Shame"

Setlist[edit | edit source]

  1. "To Sheila
  2. "Tear" [8:36] 
  3. "Once Upon a Time
  4. "Crestfallen
  5. "Ava Adore
  6. "Daphne Descends
  7. "Let Me Give the World to You
  8. "Thru the Eyes of Ruby" [9:47] 
  9. "Perfect(acoustic) 
  10. (blues jam) (acoustic)
  11. "Tonight, Tonight(acoustic) 
  12. "Stumbleine(acoustic) 
  13. (percussion solo)
    1. "Bullet with Butterfly Wings" [9:35] 
  14. "Shame" [8:40] 
  15. "For Martha" [13:10] 

Encore[edit | edit source]

  1. "1979
  2. "Summertime" [George Gershwin(tease) 
    1. "Blank Page
  3. "Transmission" [Joy Division
    1. "Let's Dance" [David Bowie(tease) 

Banter[edit | edit source]

To Sheila
Once Upon a Time
Ava Adore
BC: (raspy voice) Grazie bella. (normal voice) Hi hi hi hi hi hi hi. Hola! Thank you very much, thank you. Thank you so much for a beautiful evening, it's a full moon. El a uh, full le luna. We'd like to do another song about Italy, heh heh.
Daphne Descends
Let Me Give the World to You
(BC over intro: Like to dedicate this next song to all of you.)
> Thru the Eyes of Ruby
Perfect (acoustic)
blues jam (acoustic)
(BC a few seconds after starting: Yes, now we play some blues for you. Straight from Chicago.)
Tonight, Tonight (acoustic)
Stumbleine (acoustic)
> drum/percussion solo
> Bullet with Butterfly Wings
> Shame
BC: Grazie [unintelligible word].
For Martha
(BC at 12:06: (Italian accent) God-a bless you, Roma, god-a bless you! (normal voice) We are the Smashing Pumpkins, thank you.)
BC: Grazie, grazie, god bless you.
[encore break]
Iha: How is everybody, okay? In my broad American accent...
BC: I think everyone is tired!
Iha: ...I say okay. What?
BC: I think everyone is tired.
Iha: Tired? Well, you [3 unintelligible words].
BC: You know, we've found - we know this, we’ve been doing this European tour and the way we look at it is whichever crowd is the loudest, that country will win the World Cup. ... You're not tired?
Iha: You want to dance?
BC: Okay, you should show 'em how to dance though. (slight pause) Again.
Summertime (tease)
> Blank Page
BC: You're not too tired? Okay, goodnight, thank you. ... Before we play this next song, we'd like to thank you again, it's been a wonderful concert, wonderful night, thank you so much. Uhhhhhhhhh, we love Italy, we love Italian people very much. You know we come from America where everyone is dead in the brain, you know? Feels good.
Transmission / Let’s Dance
[tape cuts before the end]

Photos and memorabilia[edit | edit source]