The Smashing Pumpkins 2007-07-10 (9:30 Club)

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July 10, 2007 – Washington, DC, US
Live performance by The Smashing Pumpkins
Zeitgeist tour
DateJuly 10, 2007
Venue9:30 Club
Coordinates38°55′5″N 77°1′26″W
LocationWashington, DC, US
Venue typeClub
PersonnelBilly Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin, Jeff Schroeder, Ginger Pooley, Lisa Harriton
Order of bandsCelebration, The Smashing Pumpkins

The July 10, 2007 performance was the Zeitgeist record release party. Scenes from this show were depicted in the If All Goes Wrong documentary.

Setlist[edit | edit source]

  1. "United States" [10:54] 
    1. "The Star-Spangled Banner" [Francis Scott Key(tease) 
  2. "Bleeding the Orchid
  3. "Today
  4. "Bullet with Butterfly Wings
  5. "Starla
  6. "Shame
  7. "The Aeroplane Flies High (Turns Left, Looks Right)
  8. "Hummer
  9. "That's the Way (My Love Is)
  10. "Doomsday Clock
  11. "Blue Skies Bring Tears
  12. "For God and Country(acoustic) 
  13. "The Crying Tree of Mercury(acoustic) 
  14. "Thirty-Three(acoustic) 
  15. "Rocket(acoustic) 
  16. "If All Goes Wrong(acoustic) 
  17. "Tonight, Tonight
  18. "Tarantula
  19. "Starz
  20. "Zero
  21. "Neverlost
  22. "(Come On) Let's Go!
  23. "Heavy Metal Machine" [9:03] 
    1. "White Rabbit" [Jefferson Airplane(tease) 
  24. "Disarm
  25. "1979
  26. "Untitled

Encore one[edit | edit source]

  1. "Cherub Rock

Encore two[edit | edit source]

  1. "Gossamer" [25:28] 

Encore three[edit | edit source]

  1. "Fuck You

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Rather than the pre-recorded intro music used at the beginning of most shows on the 2007 legs of the Zeitgeist tour, the Virginia Ham Barbershop Quartet performed a song live
  • Description of the scene outside the venue before the show can be found here

Banter[edit | edit source]

Virginia Ham Barbershop Quartet Intro
United States / Star Spangled Banner
Bleeding the Orchid
> Bullet with Butterfly Wings
BC: Thank you. ... How’s everybody doing, alright? Yeah. Well, we don’t know if this is the end or the beginning,’s either the beginning of the end or the end of the beginning. Or the end of the end of the beginning of the beginning. Yeah. I don’t know what else to say, it’s all good.
> The Aeroplane Flies High
> Hummer
BC: Thank you. I think I still haven’t recovered from Live Earth. Still feel Jovi-ed, haven’t gotten over my case of the Jovi. We’re all Living on a Prayer, that’s obvious. On a steel horse, I ride. It’s My Life. Runaway? Wow, we’re goin’ way back. Huh? Have a nice day. As you know, today marks the release of our album, Zeitgeist. Who’s actually heard the album at this point? Will you please punch the person next to you who has not heard the album yet? Hard. Thank you. Yeah. Yeah. You know the album’s out when people start actually yelling for the titles. “Shiva.” “Marry me.” You know it’s out. Heh heh. Yeah.
Guy in crowd: Play Freebird!
BC: Yes. There’s a Lynyrd Skynyrd fan in every crowd. Skynyrd was good, I got no problem with the Skynyrd. I’ve never been Skynyrd but I’ve been Jovi-ed. Think about that. Heh heh. I’m having one of those “I really don’t want to play music” moments, you ever have those? Every day? Let’s put on all the lights for a second, let’s see everybody’s beautiful face, let’s, uh, let’s have a moment. There you go. There you go. I’ve seen a million faces and I’ve rocked them all. This is a song from Zeitgeist for those of you who’ve heard it.
That’s the Way
> Doomsday Clock
Blue Skies Bring Tears
BC: This next song, um, also from Zeitgeist. Soon to be released. Um, ahem, thank you. Um, I was in Los Angeles when I wrote this song, but I was thinking of this city, Washington DC. Yes. I was actually thinking of you when I wrote this song. And people just like you. Just kidding, I’m-I’m being nice. Heh heh heh, I love you too. Um, yes, please enjoy.
For God and Country (acoustic)
The Crying Tree of Mercury (Billy solo acoustic)
Thirty-three (Billy 12-string w/Lisa)
Rocket (Billy solo acoustic)
BC: Thank you. As, uh, some of you may know, we just played nine shows in Asheville, North Carolina. Some of you were there. I’d like to play a new song for you, it doesn’t really have a good title yet. So we’ll just call it “Something Means Something But Nothing Means Nothing.”
If All Goes Wrong (Billy solo acoustic)
Tonight, Tonight
BC: Just be forewarned, we can rock at any time. Any time we choose, we can rock. I don’t think we can. There is a power in occasionally choosing not to rock. Although, right now I can’t think of what it is. You know, in the old school Pumpkins, we used to have a segment called “Now is the time to yell all the dumb shit that you want to yell now.” I’m gonna bring that back tonight. Now is the time to yell all the dumb shit that you want to yell now, go ahead. Get it all out, just let it out, let it out, Jeff, just let it out. Ginger, just let it go, man. Let it, just get it all out.
Jeff: Happy birthday, John.
BC: Heh heh, okay, now that you’ve let all these, uh, negative emotions out, we’re going to play a song to soothe your sour soul.
(Come On) Let’s Go!
> Heavy Metal Machine / White Rabbit
> 1979
BC: Thank you very much, thank you.
[encore break]
Cherub Rock
BC: Thank you.
[encore break]
BC: Thank you.
[encore break]
Fuck You
BC: Thank you.
BC: Thank you very much. God bless you, thank you.