The Smashing Pumpkins 1996-08-23

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August 23, 1996 – Chicago, IL, US
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Live performance by The Smashing Pumpkins
Infinite Sadness tour
DateAugust 23, 1996
VenueMetro
Coordinates41°56′59″N 87°39′40″W
LocationChicago, IL, US
Venue typeClub
Capacity1,100
PersonnelBilly Corgan, James Iha, D'arcy Wretzky, Matt Walker, Dennis Flemion, Jimmy Flemion
Order of bandsThe Smashing Pumpkins

August 23, 1996 is the first Smashing Pumpkins performance following the death of Jonathan Melvoin and Jimmy Chamberlin's firing. The touring band featured two new additions that would remain for the rest of the tour: Matt Walker of Filter on drums and Dennis Flemion of The Frogs on keyboards. Jimmy Flemion (also of The Frogs) guested at nearly every show as well.

Setlist[edit | edit source]

  1. "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness" (prerecorded) 
  2. "Where Boys Fear to Tread
  3. "Zero
  4. "Cherub Rock
  5. "To Forgive
  6. "Tonight, Tonight
  7. "Thru the Eyes of Ruby
  8. "Rocket
  9. "Thirty-Three(acoustic) 
  10. "Disarm(acoustic) 
  11. "Bullet with Butterfly Wings
  12. "Fuck You
  13. "Porcelina of the Vast Oceans

Encore one[edit | edit source]

  1. "Muzzle
  2. "X.Y.U.

Encore two[edit | edit source]

  1. (improv: "Wisconsin Cheese")
  2. "1979
  3. "The Aeroplane Flies High (Turns Left, Looks Right)(live debut)
  4. "Silverfuck
    1. "Space Jam(tease) 

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Matinee show: doors opened at 11 a.m.
  • "Wisconsin Cheese" improv and "1979" with Jimmy Flemion

Banter[edit | edit source]

(unknown)