The Smashing Pumpkins 2000-11-29

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November 29, 2000 – Chicago, IL, US
Live performance by The Smashing Pumpkins
ArtistThe Smashing Pumpkins
DateNovember 29, 2000
VenueUnited Center
Coordinates41°52′50″N 87°40′27″W
LocationChicago, IL, US
Venue typeArena
PersonnelBilly Corgan, James Iha, Jimmy Chamberlin, Melissa Auf der Maur, Mike Garson, Chris Holmes, William Corgan Sr.
Order of bandsThe Smashing Pumpkins

Setlist[edit | edit source]

  1. "Glass and the Ghost Children(acoustic) [12:06] 
    1. "Le Deux Machina(tease) 
  2. "Today(acoustic) 
  3. "Stand Inside Your Love(acoustic) 
  4. "Thirty-Three(acoustic) 
  5. "To Sheila(acoustic) 
  6. "Drown(acoustic) [6:31] 
    1. (drum solo)
  7. "Glass' Theme
  8. "The Everlasting Gaze
  9. "Bullet with Butterfly Wings
  10. "Rhinoceros
  11. "Thru the Eyes of Ruby
  12. "Mayonaise
  13. "If There Is a God
  14. "Cash Car Star
  15. "Zero
  16. "Rock On" [David Essex(tease) [2:34] 
  17. "Heavy Metal Machine
  18. "Muzzle(acoustic) 
  19. "Disarm(acoustic) 
  20. "Tonight, Tonight
  21. "Siva" [4:29] 
  22. "Porcelina of the Vast Oceans" [10:13] 

Encore one[edit | edit source]

  1. "Cherub Rock
  2. "Purple Haze" [Jimi Hendrix(tease) 
    1. "Ava Adore

Encore two[edit | edit source]

  1. "For Martha

Encore three[edit | edit source]

  1. "Starla" [6:45] 
  2. "1979(acoustic) 

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • "For Martha" with William Corgan Sr. on guitar
  • First performance of "Starla" since 1997-01-28 (240 shows)
  • First performance of "Rhinoceros" since 1997-02-05 (234 shows)
  • First performance of "For Martha" since 1998-08-21 (155 shows)
  • First performance of "Thru the Eyes of Ruby" since 1998-10-31 (150 shows)
  • Last performances of "Glass and the Ghost Children" and "Zero" until 2007-05-22
  • Last performance of "Ava Adore" until 2007-09-19
  • Last performance of "Glass' Theme" until 2008-08-08

Banter[edit | edit source]

Silent Machines Intro
Glass and the Ghost Children / Le Deux Machina (acoustic)
(BC spoken word before outro: And everywhere she looked, she saw the faces. The ones she had dreamed about in silent moments. Trapped in a suburban home in a suburban mindset. Trapped in the suburbs forever. She wrote her dreams in her diary and she placed them underneath her bed and she said, “One day, someone will marry me, someone will love me for who I am. And everything’s gonna be alllright.” (singing) As she counted the spiders, as they crawled up inside her. As she counted the spiders, as they crawled up inside her. As she counted the spiders, as they crawled up inside her. As she counted the spiders, as they crawled up inside her. They crawled inside her. (speaking) But that was alright ‘cause she knew their numbers and where they lived.)
Today (acoustic)
BC: Good evening, good evening, good evening. How’s everybody doing, you alright? We'd like to thank the Smashing Pumpkins for letting us open for them tonight. Yes. We'd like to do a song from Machina 1, this is called Stand Inside Your Love.
Stand Inside Your Love (acoustic)
Thirty-three (acoustic)
To Sheila (acoustic - full band)
BC: Thank you very much, thank you. This is a pretty old song, we'll see if you recognize this one. Some of you weren't born when we wrote this song.
Drown (acoustic)
Glass’ Theme
The Everlasting Gaze
> Bullet with Butterfly Wings
BC: Alright, alright, alright. I see y'all came to see a rock show. [unintelligible]. Whoo! Thank you very much, thank you. James?
Iha: Hello. Hello, Chicago. How are you? Is everybody having a reasonably good time? Yes? Power to the people.
BC: I always - I always wondered what you mean by that: "reasonably." What does that mean?
Iha: Reasonably? Uh, it's relative as, is this as good as a uh, a Jimi Hendrix concert in '68 or uh, as good as uh, I don't know, a Limp Bizkit concert?
BC: A what?
Iha: Uh, Stone Temple Pilots concert?
BC: Alright, alright.
Iha: But everybody's having fun. Okay.
BC: You know uh, this concert's being broadcast tonight over Q101. Anybody wanna say hello? Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait. Wait a second. How hard was it to get this ticket? Do you want to say hello to the people at home? Ah, that wasn't so good.
Iha: I couldn't make that out.
BC: We'd like to play uh, a song from our first album. This is called Rhinoceros.
Thru the Eyes of Ruby
> If There is a God
> Cash Car Star
> Zero
> Rock On (partial)
(BC after short Iha intro: Alright alright alright alright alright alright. It’s time to chill out this rock and roll party for a second. Take a deep breath. Ahhhhh. Ahhhh.)
> Heavy Metal Machine
BC: Thank you very much, thank you. I'd like to thank everybody very much for coming tonight. It's been a pretty crazy 13 years and uh...I'd like to say on behalf of my band that we know we've been very difficult at times and uh, not always the nicest, but I think in our hearts, we - we have a lot of love for our audience and um...I think the most important thing at the end of the day, with our band and - and, our relationship with uh, our fans, is that we care, we love you, we love ourselves, we love you, we'd like to thank you very much. Well, that was not a very good speech so I'll start again. So in uh - yes I love you too. So in honor all that - of all that, in honor of all that, I'd like to play a song for you, it's uh, one of my favorite songs that we've ever done and um, feel free to sing along if you know the words.
Muzzle (Billy solo acoustic)
Disarm (acoustic)
> Tonight, Tonight
Porcelina of the Vast Oceans
[encore break]
Cherub Rock
Iha: Thank you. Thank you very much. I would like to introduce the band. All the way from Brooklyn, New York, on the piano, Mr. Mike Garson. He's a good man. Hell of a guy. From Chicago, Illinois, on electronic keyboards, stuff and crazy sounds, Mr. Chris Holmes. And now, from Montreal, Canada, home of the liberal government, socialist, Miss Melissa Auf der Maur. And now, from Joliet, Illinois, bruisin' for a cruisin', pummeler of the drums, the invincible Jimmy Chamberlin. Jimmy was good tonight, wasn't he? He was rockin'. And now, center stage, lead vocals, crazy guitar sounds, songwriting, other sounds, Mr. Billy Corgan. Thank you, Mike, for that fine rendition of Chicago.
BC: And, all the way, all the way, I know, I know, we've had this talk. All the way from hell, Mr. James Iha!
Ava Adore (w/Purple Haze tease in intro)
Holmes: (with vocoder) Thank you, thank you, thank you.
BC: God bless you, thank you very much.
[encore break]
BC: I'd like to introduce a special guest tonight, my pops, Bill Corgan Senior.
For Martha (with Bill Corgan, Sr.)
BC: Thank you very much.
[encore break]
BC: Thank you very much, thank you. And now, the time has come. Oh yeah yeah yeah. James.
Iha: Yes? What up. Well, we have reached the end of uh, this raucous concert and um, I, we, would like to thank everybody for coming out tonight. Um, you rock and we appreciate everybody's support for the last six million years that we've been around and we'd like to thank all our families and all our friends for coming out and uh...I've seen a million faces and I've rocked them all. And now we will do one last jam for you. Wearing a Chicago Blackhawks jersey. My god, isn't it crazy? That's a rather strange looking uh, rock and roll garment you have on there. It goes well with your skirt there.
BCs: James, for thirteen years I've been listening to your stupid jokes and I've had enough!
Iha: I've had enough of your stupid jokes for the last thirteen years. And now, we solidify it by playing one last jam.
BC: Before we play this last song, let us say thank you very much again for thirteen amazing years.
Iha: Rock.
BC: I think it goes without saying that Chicago is the greatest place on this planet.
Iha: It's a very interesting city. Very diverse culturally, racially.
BC: I would like to see a winning hockey team again. A winning basketball team again. I would like to see the Cubs win one of these years before I die. Oh yeah, there's that other baseball team, it's a minor league team, the Sox? I'm sorry, I'm a Cubs fan, I can't help it. So everybody, sing along with us on this final song. We love you very much and thank you very much.
1979 (acoustic, Jimmy plays guitar)
Iha: Thank you, gracias, merci.

Photos and memorabilia[edit | edit source]