The Smashing Pumpkins 1996-05-14

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May 14, 1996 – London, UK
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Live performance by The Smashing Pumpkins
Infinite Sadness tour
DateMay 14, 1996
VenueWembley Arena
Coordinates51°33′29″N 0°16′59″W
LocationLondon, UK
Venue typeArena
Capacity12,500
PersonnelBilly Corgan, James Iha, D'arcy Wretzky, Jimmy Chamberlin, Jonathan Melvoin, Richard Patrick, Matt Walker, Geno Lenardo
Order of bandsFilter, The Smashing Pumpkins
Full performance

Setlist[edit | edit source]

  1. "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness" (prerecorded) 
  2. "Where Boys Fear to Tread
  3. "Zero
  4. "Fuck You
  5. "To Forgive
  6. "Tonight, Tonight
  7. "Today
  8. "Thru the Eyes of Ruby
  9. "By Starlight
  10. "In Between Days" [The Cure(tease) (acoustic) 
  11. "Disarm(acoustic) 
  12. "Bullet with Butterfly Wings
  13. "Cherub Rock
  14. "Porcelina of the Vast Oceans
    1. "Rocket(tease) 
  15. "Muzzle

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" [20:47] 
    1. "Dose" [Filter(tease) 
  3. "Farewell and Goodnight(acoustic) 
    1. "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness(tease) 

Notes[edit | edit source]

Banter[edit | edit source]

Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness Intro
Where Boys Fear to Tread
> Zero
> Fuck You
D’arcy: Hello? Hello? Hello, thank you.
To Forgive
> Classical music tape
> Tonight, Tonight
> Today
Iha: Thank you.
Thru the Eyes of Ruby
> By Starlight
In Between Days (tease) (acoustic)
> Disarm (acoustic)
Circus tape
> Bullet with Butterfly Wings
Cherub Rock
Porcelina of the Vast Oceans / Rocket
BC: Thank you. Like to play one more song for you.
Muzzle
Iha: Thanks.
[encore break]
Iha: Thank you. How are you, okay? Reasonably--reasonably good? Yes? Okay. Good. This is uh, definitely our biggest show in London and um, you guys are rockin', heh.
BC: Thank you.
Iha: Now on this next song...we want you to go...crazy! Just dance, dance.
BC: We'd like to welcome a couple of our friends from the band Filter. Fletcher, Filter, Filter, Filter. Geno on geetar.
Iha: (Italian accent) Geno.
BC: There you go.
Iha: And Matt.
BC: And Matt on drums. They're gonna help us out with this song. That's Jimmy over there on guitar. And boy, does he play a mean guitar, lemme tell ya. Please feel free to sing along.
1979 (with Matt Walker & Geno Lenardo, Jimmy plays guitar)
BC: Thank you, Geno! That's alright, you didn't make any more mistakes than we do.
Iha: Thank you, Geno, Matt!
BC: (Satanic voice) Thanks a lot. (normal voice) The pride of Italy: Geno!
Iha: Yeah.
BC: You know...hey James, should I tell a story?
Iha: Yes.
BC: Most people don't know this, but if it wasn't for James, Eric Cantona would not have scored that goal. It was James’s close friendship with Eric that brought him back...to the Premier League. (crowd boos) Are you saying that his friendship with Eric is not valid? James has many French friends.
Iha: Oui. (rimshot from Jimmy)
BC: You don't like Eric Cantona? (crowd says “no”)
Iha: Or do you not like our sense of humor? (crowd cheers)
BC: Heh, both, all of the above.
Iha: Alright, alright, there's somebody here giving me the finger, so I imagine...it must be my clothes! You don't like our clothes, do you? We're just tryin' to be crazy in silver and cyber and new wave. You remember the ‘80s.
X.Y.U.
[encore break]
Iha: Why!? That's--that’s a phrase one of our producers taught us: "Why!?" If I had my glasses on, what the--what the hell is that? “Why!?” Is that uh, what, those Canadians, I can’t remember their names. [unintelligible but sounds like “more pound wise”]. That’s pretty neat. Alan Moulder taught me that one and we salute him.
Mayonaise
BC: Thank you, god bless you, goodnight.
[encore break]
Iha: Thanks, thanks. Very kind, thank you.
BC: Thanks. Thank you for being so supportive. If you remember correctly, you're not supposed to like us here in England. So we thank you, we know you're here. We know you're here.
Iha: Nobody likes us!
BC: We know you’re here.
Bodies
> Silverfuck / Dose (with Richard Patrick & Matt Walker)
Farewell and Goodnight
(below is over piano outro)
BC: Thank you. Thank you.
Jimmy: Thank you.
BC: (high pitched) Thank you! Thank you! Thank you. We thank you.
Iha: (high pitched) [unintelligible]
BC: (high pitched) Hello? Piano playing elf?
Iha: Goodnight everybody, bye.
> Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (tease)
Iha: Doug. It’s curfew time, they’re chucking us off the stage. We would like to do some some East 17 medley.

Photos and memorabilia[edit | edit source]