The Smashing Pumpkins 1996-04-24

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April 24, 1996 – Milan, IT
Live performance by The Smashing Pumpkins
Infinite Sadness tour
DateApril 24, 1996
Coordinates45°29′29″N 9°7′45″E
LocationMilan, IT
Venue typeArena
PersonnelBilly Corgan, James Iha, D'arcy Wretzky, Jimmy Chamberlin, Jonathan Melvoin, Kerry Brown
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. "Today
  6. "To Forgive
  7. "Bullet with Butterfly Wings
  8. "Thru the Eyes of Ruby
  9. "By Starlight
  10. "Disarm(acoustic) 
  11. "Jellybelly
  12. "Porcelina of the Vast Oceans
  13. "Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu" [Domenico Modugno(tease) 
  14. (surf improv)
  15. "Muzzle
  16. "Cherub Rock

Encore one[edit | edit source]

  1. "1979
  2. "X.Y.U.

Encore two[edit | edit source]

  1. "Mayonaise

Encore three[edit | edit source]

  1. "Bodies
  2. "Silverfuck" [19:30] 
    1. "Dose" [Filter(tease) 
  3. "Farewell and Goodnight(acoustic) 

Notes[edit | edit source]

Banter[edit | edit source]

Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness Intro
Tonight, Tonight
> Zero
> Fuck You
BC: Pronto!
D’arcy: O-kana.
BC: Si, bella. This song is for you. Thank you so much for coming. Hola.
BC: Thanks.
To Forgive
BC: Thank you. Thank you very, very much. Put on the lights for a second, Ludjen.
Bullet with Butterfly Wings
Thru the Eyes of Ruby
> By Starlight
BC: Thank you so much. Um, does anyone understand English? Um, you know when our first record came out in 1991, Gish...our record company in Italy wouldn't even put it out. They didn't think that Italian people would care for the Smashing Pumpkins. So to be standing in front of you five years later with such a great concert, I can't thank you enough.
Disarm (acoustic)
> Jellybelly
Porcelina of the Vast Oceans
Iha: Thank you. That was a odyssey of the mind called Porcelina and uh, at this time we'd like to thank our opening band Filter, das Filter, all the way from America. A big hand, they just flew over here, boy are their arms tired.
BC: We'd like to play you one of our favorite songs now. It's called Muzzle. Heh, and we’ll start it as soon as D’arcy stops yelling at Mark.
Iha: Ho!
BC: Are you through yelling at Mark now? Is your bass on, are you ready to rock?
Iha: She just had to get it out now.
D’arcy: No, I am not ready.
BC: Okay. Let's all sing a song until D’arcy’s ready.
Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare) (tease)
BC: Oh, la rey, whoa-oh-oh-oh.
Iha: Yeah.
BC: Whoa la rey, whoa-oh-oh-oh. Whoa la rey....
Iha: (high pitched) I can’t hear you!
BC: ...whoa-oh-oh-oh.
Iha: (high pitched) I can’t hear you!
BC: (screaming) Whoa la rey, whoa-oh-oh-oh!
Iha: Ah yes.
BC: D’arcy, are you ready to reconsume the c-uh, reconvene the concert?
Iha: Uh.
D’arcy: Gimme a minute.
Iha: Okay...
BC: You need a minute?
Iha:, heh heh.
D’arcy: Mmmm, maybe 10 seconds.
BC: Okay.
Iha: 10 seconds.
BC: Uhhhhh....
D’arcy: I’m really just kidding.
surf jam
(Iha: Oooooooooohhhh. Ooh, come on! Everybody! Alright! I’m crazy! So are you. No, I’m crazy. I’m goin’ crazy. [unintelligible])
BC: Heh heh. Are we ready now?
D’arcy: Mmm, in three seconds.
Muzzle (abandoned - Billy gets out two chords and the first word over D’arcy’s line above)
BC: (screams)
> Muzzle
Circus tape
> Cherub Rock
BC: Thanks.
[encore break]
Iha: You are very kind. [unintelligible]
D’arcy: James...did you say grazie or grappa?
Iha: I said grazie a grappa.
D’arcy: I--I couldn't say grappa last night.
Iha: I don’t suggest grappa to anyone...
BC: Grappa no good.
Iha: ...under the age of 18.
BC: No good, no no no. Nooooo no no, grappa no good.
Iha: We invite you all [unintelligible word] to drink grappa and think of the Smashing Pumpkins.
BC: Okay, we'd you like to play you a little song. Uhhhh...
Iha: It’s got a little drum machine, so....
D’arcy: I [unintelligible word]...!
BC: It heralds the dawning of our new electronic age!
> Wolfman Jack tape
[encore break]
Iha: Thank you again, thanks. You are a most rocking crowd.
BC: Most people don’t know this but next year in F1, James is driving for Ferrari. Most don’t know this: Schumacher's out, Iha is in. They call him Speed Racer. So to you this song. Thank you so much for a wonderful evening. We appreciate you coming so much, we can’t even tell you.
BC: God bless you, goodnight.
[encore break]
BC: You sure don't wanna go home? Are you sure? Alright, you asked for it. It’s time, heh heh, to go to the other planet, heh.
> Silverfuck / Dose (with Kerry Brown on 2nd drumkit)
> Farewell and Goodnight
(below is over piano outro)
D’arcy: Grazie.
Jimmy: Grazia!
Iha: Goodnight, everybody, goodnight. Drive home safe, don’t do anything crazy, don’t drink any grappa, goodnight, bye, bye now.

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