The Smashing Pumpkins 2021-09-17

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September 17, 2021 – Chicago, IL, US
Live performance by The Smashing Pumpkins
ArtistThe Smashing Pumpkins
DateSeptember 17, 2021
FestivalRiot Fest
VenueDouglass Park
(Riot Stage)
Coordinates41°51′36″N 87°42′0″W
LocationChicago, IL, US
PersonnelBilly Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin, James Iha, Jeff Schroeder, Jack Bates, Michael Angelo Batio, Meg Myers
Order of bandsothers, Dirty Heads, Coheed and Cambria, The Smashing Pumpkins

September 17, 2021 was The Smashing Pumpkins first live performance since August 31, 2019 (the 2020 Tonight Show appearance was prerecorded). The band rehearsed at Chicago's Patio Theater for a week before the show.[1] The theater is only blocks away from where Corgan's father used to live on Eddy Street, which is where the band first formed.[2] This show was also the first where Corgan used his new Reverend signature guitar.

Full performance, multi-cam

Setlist[edit | edit source]

  1. "Sarabande" [George Frideric Handel] (prerecorded) 
  2. "The Colour of Love
  3. "Bullet with Butterfly Wings
  4. "Today
  5. "Crush
  6. "Drown
  7. "Quiet
  8. "Cyr
  9. "Wyttch(live debut)
  10. "Solara
  11. "Eye
  12. "Ava Adore
  13. "Tonight, Tonight(acoustic) 
  14. "Stand Inside Your Love
  15. "Cherub Rock
  16. "Zero
  17. "Ramona(acoustic) (live debut)
  18. "1979
  19. "Disarm(acoustic) 
  20. "Shame
  21. "United States" [13:15] 
    1. "Dazed and Confused" [Led Zeppelin(tease) 

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • "Eye" with Meg Myers on vocals
  • "United States" with Michael Angelo Batio on guitar
  • First full-band, in-person performances of "The Colour of Love", "Cyr", "Wyttch", and "Ramona"
  • First full-band performance of "Crush" since April 14, 2008
  • First full-band performance of "Shame" since November 27, 2010
  • First performance of "Quiet" since October 2, 2012 and first outside of a VIP performance since September 4, 1994
  • First performance of "United States" since August 9, 2015
  • Corgan's daughter, Philomena Clementine, was on stage with him for the first half of "Eye"

Banter[edit | edit source]

Sarabande Intro
The Colour of Love
> Bullet with Butterfly Wings
Iha: Ow!
BC: Thank you very much, thank you!! We'd like to take you just as far back the glory days. Before most of you were born! You mighta heard about these times.
> Quiet
Iha: Thank you.
> Solara
Eye (abandoned after 4 seconds)
BC: (as Eye backing track starts) Hello, hello? Stop, stop, stop, (backing track stops) stop...stop. We have a very special guest!
Iha: Stop the music.
BC: Ladies and gentlemen, Miss Meg Myers! Okay, now we can play the song, heh.
Eye (with Meg Myers)
(BC between outro vocalizations: Chicago!! Sing it with me! Come on!! Give it up for the rain!)
BC: Meg Myers!!
Myers: Thank you so much, such an honor.
BC: Wooo!!!
Myers: Thank you.
BC: Killin' it! Killin' it. Thank you so much, Chicago, we love you!
Ava Adore
BC: James, are you havin' a good night?!
Iha: I'm having a fantastic night, it's awesome to be here with you, Chicago, thank you so much. How are you guys doing? Are you having a reasonable time in Douglass Park?
BC: Now, James....
Iha: Yes?
BC: You know, I'm kind of an arty fuck.
Iha: Ha!
BC: And uh...
Iha: What?
BC: know, maybe when I was younger, I would've played like a weird song here that nobody would know and they'd get all mad at me.
Iha: Right, why would you do that?
BC: a lot of hashtags.
Iha: Hashtag why would you do that?
BC: Or do you want to be arty or you wanna go for a classic?
Iha: I'd like to hear a classic, honestly.
BC: He loves you, he loves you in a way that he can’t explain.
Tonight, Tonight (acoustic)
Stand Inside Your Love
Cherub Rock
> Zero
Iha: How you guys doin'? Alright. Chi-town. You know, I haven't been out here much lately, the Southside, Douglass Park, but uh, it's pretty nice.
Somebody in crowd: You fool!
Iha: (laughing) Sorry, sorry, we'll start the song.
Radio Intro tape
> 1979
Disarm (acoustic)
Iha: Aaah!!
> United States / Dazed and Confused (with Michael Angelo Batio)
(Iha over opening drums: Ladies and gentlemen, ladies and gentlemen, we have a special guest. It's Mr. Michael Angelo Batio. Michael Angelo Batio, please welcome him.)
(Iha after Batio’s first solo: Mr. Michael Angelo Batio!)
Iha: Hey, thank you so much! Thank you so much, Chicago, Riot Festival. You are the best, the best of the best, thank you so much!

Videos[edit | edit source]

Full performance from front row (much of the footage is not facing the stage)

Photos and memorabilia[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]