The Smashing Pumpkins 1996-04-16

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April 16, 1996 – Hanover, DE
Live performance by The Smashing Pumpkins
Infinite Sadness tour
DateApril 16, 1996
VenueMusic Hall
Coordinates52°21′35″N 9°42′55″E
LocationHanover, DE
Venue typeConverted Factory
PersonnelBilly Corgan, James Iha, D'arcy Wretzky, Jimmy Chamberlin, Jonathan Melvoin
Order of bandsFilter, The Smashing Pumpkins

Setlist[edit | edit source]

  1. "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness" (prerecorded) 
  2. "Tonight, Tonight
  3. "Zero
  4. "Fuck You
  5. "We Only Come Out at Night(tease) 
  6. "Today
  7. "To Forgive
  8. "Bullet with Butterfly Wings
  9. "Thru the Eyes of Ruby
  10. "Porcelina of the Vast Oceans
  11. "Disarm(acoustic) 
  12. "Geek U.S.A.
  13. "Cherub Rock
  14. "1979

Encore one[edit | edit source]

  1. "Muzzle
  2. "Heartbreaker" [Led Zeppelin(tease) 
    1. "Special Winner's Song(tease) 
  3. "How Many More Times" [Led Zeppelin(tease) 
  4. "Bring It On Home" [Led Zeppelin(tease) 
  5. "X.Y.U.

Encore two[edit | edit source]

  1. "Mayonaise

Encore three[edit | edit source]

  1. "Bodies
  2. "Silverfuck" [16:45] 
    1. "Dose" [Filter(tease) 
  3. "Farewell and Goodnight(acoustic) 
  4. (disco improv)

Notes[edit | edit source]

Banter[edit | edit source]

Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness Intro
Tonight, Tonight
> Fuck You
D’arcy: Danke schoen.
We Only Come Out at Night (tease - Billy sings one chorus acapella)
BC: Thank you very much. We're the Sucking, I mean the Smashing Pumpkins.
To Forgive
“Welcome to our circle of friends” tape
> Bullet with Butterfly Wings
BC: Hi, um...thank you for coming. I believe this is the first time we've ever been to Hannover. Have we been to Hannover before? No, right, yeah, right. Well it's nice to be the submarine factory. Like to play another song from our sad album. It's called Thru the Eyes of Rudi.
Thru the Eyes of Ruby
Porcelina of the Vast Oceans
Disarm (acoustic)
Circus tape
> Geek U.S.A.
Cherub Rock
BC: Thanks. Hit it, Johnny!
BC: Thanks.
[encore break]
Iha: Alright! (high pitched) I can't hear you, Hannover! (normal voice) How is everyone, okay? Is it too hot? Yes? Well...I can offer no relief. Except for this song. Another sad anthem, we give you.
Heartbreaker (tease)
> Special Winner’s Song (tease - Iha plays the riff twice over Heartbreaker)
How Many More Times (tease)
(Iha: Oh yes. (German accent) What is your story for the [unintelligible]? (normal voice) You see, we’re from Chicago, we got the blues. It’s a windy city out there. I just wanna tell you people from Hannover, I think it’s crazy we’re playing in a submarine factory. I think you people are crazy, come on! (high pitched) Come on!! (normal voice) You’re at a rock concert! Just do something, yes! Clap those fuckin’ hands of yours! Hannover! Woo!)
Iha: Yeah, yeah.
> Bring It On Home (tease)
Iha: We're really sorry, we'll just, we'll just play any minute. Anyways, you've been a very nice audience, we appreciate that and uh, we will keep rocking for you people.
[encore break]
BC: Thank you, thank you so much. We realize we don't talk much, but...usually when we open our mouths we say something stupid, so...
Iha: Yeah.
BC:'s why we don't say enough.
(short shrieking noise)
Iha: A mount echo.
BC: Kinda thought that was feedback. So we dedicate this song to you, thank you so much for coming tonight.
BC: God bless you, thank you so much, goodnight.
[encore break]
Iha: Yes, we're back!
(BC over intro feedback: Hey god, the sun's too bright! Thank you, god.)
> Silverfuck / Dose
> Farewell and Goodnight
(below is over piano outro)
Iha: Goodnight, everyone, goodnight.
BC: Thank you.
D’arcy: Thank you, goodnight.
BC: Thank you so much. God bless you, thank you. (Satanic voice) Goodbye, goodnight, see ya later. Wow!
Iha: Yeah! Goodnight motherfucker, heh heh. Yeah! Goodnight motherfucker! Come on! Yeah! Get behind those motherfuckin' drums.
> disco improv (Billy on drums w/Melvoin on keyboard)
(Iha: Yeah, play that disco ass bullshit you got going on, get on your motherfucking feet, Hannover! Jump, you motherfuckers! Jump, jump, you dumb motherfuckers! Yeah, come on! Get your fuckin’ hands in the air like you just don’t care! Uh huh, do it up in Hannover, kickin’ that dope ass fuckin’ homey G motherfuckin’ Chicago beat! Yeah! Come on! (keyboard and drums stop) Unh! Can’t tune now...with arena rock. (drums and keyboard kick back in) Here we are, go jam, unh. I see you, motherfucker. My name is fuckin’ James Iha. I don’t fuckin’ care about anything! That’s right, ‘cause I’m a bad ass! Unh! Goin’ on, here we are. Billy C on the fuckin’ drums. Jonathan Melvoin on the motherfuckin’ keyboard. Here we go, one more time. Unh! On and on. Come on, one more time! Up in the fuckin’ air! Come on! Come on! Woo! Yeah! I’m crazy! I’m so fuckin’ crazy! Yeah! Yeah! Yeaaaaah!! Aaaaaahh!! (throws mic on ground))