The Smashing Pumpkins 1996-05-26
|May 26, 1996 – Christchurch, NZ|
|Live performance by The Smashing Pumpkins|
|Infinite Sadness tour|
|Date||May 26, 1996|
|Venue||Christchurch Town Hall|
|Venue type||Concert hall|
|Personnel||Billy Corgan, James Iha, D'arcy Wretzky, Jimmy Chamberlin, Jonathan Melvoin|
|Order of bands||Def FX, The Smashing Pumpkins|
Rescheduled from March 18, 1996 due to the death of Jimmy Chamberlin's father.
Setlist[edit | edit source]
- "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness" (prerecorded)
- "Tonight, Tonight"
- "To Forgive"
- "Fuck You"
- "Thru the Eyes of Ruby"
- "By Starlight"
- "Disarm" (acoustic)
- "Bullet with Butterfly Wings"
- "Cherub Rock"
- "Porcelina of the Vast Oceans"
- "Rocket" (tease)
Encore one[edit | edit source]
Encore two[edit | edit source]
Encore three[edit | edit source]
- "Silverfuck" [29:02]
- "Farewell and Goodnight" (acoustic)
Banter[edit | edit source]
Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness Intro
BC: Hi, thank you, good evening. Thanks for coming. We’ve come from very far away. [3 unintelligible words].
> Fuck You
D’arcy: I want to say hello to the people behind us. They’re very, very nice, although it's kinda weird having people behind us.
Iha: Thank you. How is everyone? Groovy? What? Are you screaming about [unintelligible but sounds like “Sundays, I think”]? I for not know what I've done...except play the rock music.
BC: No, they wanna know if you support the All Blacks team.
Iha: (New Zealand accent) I do not know. I don't know who they are to tell you the truth.
BC: Oh, come on. He played a little rugby in his day.
Iha: I would--what the fuck was that shit when they uh, they score a goal, it was like a dude with a--with a pith helmet and he like runs sometime?
BC: He didn't realize it was Australian rules football.
Iha: Oh. Yeah yeah, yeah yeah, I am playing the ugly American as the devil's advocate, you know, I was--I knew that, I knew that was Australian rules, I was just trying to get you mad, I’m sorry.
BC: Well, thanks for coming. They’re just turning that fucking air conditioning on. Another song from our long, long, long album.
Thru the Eyes of Ruby
> By Starlight
unknown (acoustic tease)
> Bullet with Butterfly Wings
Porcelina of the Vast Oceans / Rocket
BC: We were just uh, we were sitting back there, wondering if you wanted us to come back out, but....
Iha: We're so deaf, we’re so deaf we thought everyone had left.
> blues jam
(BC about a minute in: You know we come from Chicago. The home of the blues.)
Iha: Oh god, that was so painful. And now, we're gonna play the cyber-blues. Our style of blues.
BC: Thank you for fighting [unintelligible].
Iha: (New Zealand accent) Who has a bow and arrow to shoot yonder past a cap? I beg of thee, take me away from this rock tour, I’m so fearless.
BC: Can we put on the lights for a second there, Aaron? No, up, not down, no no no. Put the lights on. Those lights, thank you. Just wanted to say hello, hello. Hello.
Iha: Woo! [2 unintelligible words]
BC: I'd like to say hello to Officer Friendly right there. To protect and serve.
Iha: (New Zealand accent) I would like to this one, he's been looking at my bum, he has. [unintelligible]
BC: [unintelligible], trying to protect your bum. That's why he's looking at it. He's there to protect it.
Iha: Protect my bum! Whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa! Whoa! Whoa! (drumroll from Jimmy with crashing cymbals)
Iha: Ladies and gentlemen, [unintelligible as Billy talks over him].
BC: ...Officer Friendly was distracted by that rant.
Iha: Ladies and gentlemen, sit the fuck down. Don't lose your fuckin’ minds.
BC: And if you come up on this stage, we will kick your ass.
Iha: Thanks you. Ever since I was young, I wanted people of all races and all nations to get together and get it on!
BC: Thank you, you guys are totally great, we appreciate it so much...you don’t even know.
BC: God bless you, thank you.
Iha: Get the fuck up! [unintelligible sentence.] I’m your fucking rock and roll captain! “What do you mean, how can you say that with that thing in your hair?” [unintelligible sentence.] No, I'm just kidding, thank you very much. We're very glad you came and uh, we'll be rocking any second.
BC: But I don’t do one. I don’t.
Iha: Well, thank you!...for the [unintelligible word].
BC: [unintelligible] Thank you. Thank you. And the two? [unintelligible]
Iha: [unintelligible]. Fuck it. [unintelligible].
unknown (tease - Melvoin playing classical music)
> Silverfuck / Space Jam / Dose
> Farewell and Goodnight
(below is over piano outro)
BC: Come on and clap, you motherfuckers.
D’arcy: Thank you. Thank you, goodnight.
Iha: Goodnight everybody, goodnight, bye bye.
Jimmy: Thank you.
Iha: Drive home safe, goodbye, bye everyone.