The Smashing Pumpkins 2022-05-15

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May 15, 2022 – Tucson, AZ, US
Live performance by The Smashing Pumpkins
Rock Invasion 2 tour
DateMay 15, 2022
VenueAnselmo Valencia Tori Amphitheater
Coordinates32°7′47″N 111°5′3″W
LocationTucson, AZ, US
Venue typeAmphitheater
PersonnelBilly Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin, James Iha, Jeff Schroeder, Jack Bates
Order of bandsBones UK, The Smashing Pumpkins
Full performance

Setlist[edit | edit source]

Set[edit | edit source]

  1. "Sarabande" [George Frideric Handel] (prerecorded) 
  2. "The Colour of Love
  3. "Bullet with Butterfly Wings
  4. "Today
  5. "Ugly
  6. "Drown
  7. "Quiet
  8. "Cyr
  9. "Once in a Lifetime" [Talking Heads
  10. "Solara
  11. "Eye
  12. "Ava Adore
  13. "Tonight, Tonight(acoustic) 
  14. "Stand Inside Your Love
  15. "Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun" [Pink Floyd(tease) 
  16. "Cherub Rock
  17. "Zero
    1. "Love Gun" [Kiss(tease) 
  18. "Black Forest, Black Hills
  19. "FOL
    1. "Are You Gonna Go My Way" [Lenny Kravitz(tease) 
    2. "A National Acrobat" [Black Sabbath(tease) 
  20. "1979

Encore[edit | edit source]

  1. "Starla" [8:45] 

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • "Disarm" (last song in main set), "If There Is a God" and "X.Y.U." (encore) were on the setlist but not played
  • "Starla" was not on the setlist

Banter[edit | edit source]

(incomplete due to lack of full show source)

Sarabande Intro
The Colour of Love
> Bullet with Butterfly Wings
BC: [cuts in] We are the Smashing Pumpkins...circa 2022. Hahaha.
Iha: I see what you’re doing.
BC: Do you see what I’m doin’?
Iha: Haha. I got that. We’ll leave it as is.
BC: How you doin’ in the back, you alright? Alriiight. And down here in the expensive seats, how you doin’? Alright! This is the portion of the show where we frighten you and we re-cement our legacy as a very strange band. As I like to say, I may be a lonesome vampire, but I want love like the rest of us. (tripping over his words) So do with that what thout will. (over enunciating) Do with that what thout will. (over enunciating more) Do with that what thout will.
Once in a Lifetime
Ava Adore
(BC before bridge: Jeffrey, give these some people some Eddie Van Halen.)
BC: Thank you very much, Tucson.
Iha: State of the gila monster.
BC: We thank you so much for being with us on this beautiful evening.
Iha: It’s a beautiful evening, thank you.
BC: I lost track of days about 30 years ago, but I believe it is Sunday. Is it Sunday?
Iha: It is, yes.
BC: So I appreciate you all being here instead of at church where you’d normally be.
(some scattered boos from the crowd)
Iha: Heh ho ho, what?
BC: They’re booing Jesus. Hahahaha! So we’d like to dedicate this song to each and everyone of you for being with us tonight.
Iha: Thank you thank you.
BC: This young man and I started this band approximately 35 years ago.
Iha: Oh my god.
BC: Even if we said it was 27 years ago, it’d be like, “Man, that’s a long time.”
Iha: I, heh heh heh, it’s a long time, it’s a long time.
BC: So we appreciate you being here to support us, to embrace us with your love. To wonder what all the trouble is about with this particular unit. And so we’d like to dedicate this song to all of you, it’s a little song we call Tonight, Tonight.
Tonight, Tonight (Billy/Iha acoustic)
Stand Inside Your Love
Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun (tease)
Cherub Rock
> Zero
> Love Gun (tease)
Black Forest, Black Hills
FOL / Are You Gonna Go My Way / A National Acrobat
BC over extended outro: Alright! Hahahahaha! It’s like an alien spaceship descended, heh, just came down.
Iha: This is the way of the alien.
BC: And now the alien spaceship’s gonna go back up.
Iha: You got aliens all over [1-2 unintelligible words] spaceships.
BC: You know what I really wanna know? You know what I really know?, heh. Aren’t you gonna answer that? Are you gonna go my way, James? (Billy poorly plays the riff to Are You Gonna Go My Way a couple times)
Iha: I think so. I’m gonna go to the spaceship.
BC: You guys havin’ a good time? James, there’s gonna be some gambling tonight, there’s gonna be some lovemaking tonight.
Iha: Sorry, I’m [unintelligible as Billy talks over him].
BC: There’s gonna be some verbal fisticuffs. What I really wanna know is do you feel James’s love? (crowd cheers) Ah, they feel your love. I must be holdin’ the love back ‘cause they got a lot of love for you, bro. Do you feel Jeff’s love? (brief Jeff solo) All the way from England, do you feel Jack’s love?
Iha: He’s from fuckin’ Manchester, England.
BC: Jack “Geezer” Bates.
(Jack plays the bass line for A National Acrobat)
Iha: I know that, I know that tune.
BC: Do you feel the love of the greatest drummer on god’s green earth, Jimmy Chamberlin?
Iha: Jimmy Chamberlin.
(brief Jimmy solo)
BC: Ow!
Iha: Alright. On the vocals and hot guitar, Mr. Billy Corgan, give up some love. (Billy solo begins) You guys like the blues? We’ll play that too. We don’t give a fuck. Steve, give me a harmonica. Gimme. Sorry, [3 unintelligible words].
(Billy scats along with his solo briefly, then stops)
BC: Thank you so much, we’re having a great time, thank you everybody. (song ends)
Radio Intro tape
> 1979
(BC immediately after final lyrics: Thank you very much, Tucson! Thank you!!)
[encore break]
BC: Thank you again!
Iha: Thank you so much.
BC: You guys, thank you.
Iha: Thank you.

Photos and memorabilia[edit | edit source]