The Smashing Pumpkins 1997-01-07

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January 7, 1997 – Portland, OR, US
Live performance by The Smashing Pumpkins
Infinite Sadness tour
DateJanuary 7, 1997
VenueRose Garden
Coordinates45°31′54″N 122°40′0″W
LocationPortland, OR, US
Venue typeArena
PersonnelBilly Corgan, James Iha, D'arcy Wretzky, Matt Walker, Dennis Flemion
Order of bandsFountains of Wayne, The Smashing Pumpkins

Rescheduled from August 14, 1996 due to the death of Jonathan Melvoin.

Setlist[edit | edit source]

  1. "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness" (prerecorded) 
  2. "Tonight, Tonight
  3. "Cherub Rock
  4. "Where Boys Fear to Tread
  5. "Rhinoceros
  6. "Zero
  7. "Fuck You
  8. "Porcelina of the Vast Oceans
    1. "Rocket(tease) 
  9. "Thirty-Three(acoustic) 
  10. "1979(acoustic) 
  11. "Bullet with Butterfly Wings
  12. "Muzzle
  13. "Disarm
  14. "Thru the Eyes of Ruby

Encore one[edit | edit source]

  1. "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" [Iron Butterfly(tease) 
  2. "Swallowed" [Bush(tease) 
  3. "X.Y.U.

Encore two[edit | edit source]

  1. "Drown" [5:48] 
    1. "Hummer(tease) 
  2. "Silverfuck" [26:29] 
    1. "Space Jam

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • "Siva" and "By Starlight" were on the setlist as the original second encore but were not played
  • "The Aeroplane Flies High" was on the setlist but "Drown" was played instead

Banter[edit | edit source]

Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness Intro
> Tonight, Tonight
Cherub Rock
> Where Boys Fear to Tread
BC: Hi, good evening, thank you.
Fuck You
Porcelina of the Vast Oceans / Rocket
BC: Thank you so very much, thank you. How's everybody doin’?
Iha: Portland, Portland Rock City.
BC: Thank you so much for coming to the concert and uh, all that kind of stuff, thanks for waiting so long. This is our new single, it's called Thirty-three.
Thirty-three (acoustic)
BC: Thank you.
1979 (acoustic)
Circus tape
> Bullet with Butterfly Wings
BC: Thank you very much.
> Planet of the Apes clip
> Thru the Eyes of Ruby
[encore break]
Iha: Thank you very much, you're very kind...Portland Rock City. How is everybody doing, alright? We're in uh, we’re in the Rose Garden so I have to ask these arena rock cliches: “How are ya?!” Heh heh. Okay, good. Good to know you're havin’ fun.
In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (tease - Billy plays riff a few times while Iha talks)
Iha: Oh, no, heh. No, no. No. (Billy has stopped playing In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida by this point) Yeah. Yeah, yeah, Portland Rock City!
Swallowed (tease)
Iha: Alright, we have another rock jam for you.
BC: It's that Bush song. (singing) Swallowed, swallowed, heavy metal wonderland of sin. Swallowed, swallowed, heavy metal m-- (abruptly stops playing)
Iha: (all simultaneously with Billy singing) (singing) Swallowed. (speaking) Come on! You know this fuckin’ song! Come on! Everybody swallow! Yeah!
BC: What's he talking about swallowing though? I [2 unintelligible words].
Iha: I don’t know, it’s a bit racy. I would just like to remind everybody that Celine Dion is gonna be here at the end of the month, let’s, you know, come on out--on out, let’s rock.
BC: A fine Canadian singer.
Iha: Yes, yes.
BC: That Beauty and the Beast song, that was what got me.
Iha: No, we are not being facetious, we truly admire her singing talents and we hope that in this next song, we can emulate that vocal style. This next song is called (whispered) X.Y.U.
[encore break]
Iha: Hey, thanks again, you guys have been great. (British accent) You fucking people have been outstanding! (normal voice) And we gotta play some more songs.
BC: I still don't think that the Portland Trail Blazers should have traded Clyde Drexler. (huge crowd cheer)
Iha: Is this a big sports town? Kind of, yes, no? Where we come from--
BC: Haven’t you ever heard of the Portland Phasers basketball team, the Phasers?
Iha: Oh yeah, yeah, I like that.
BC: Like on the Star Trek, phasers.
Iha: That's soccer, right? Well, where we come from, Michael Jordan is the mayor. (crowd boos) Heh heh. Oh, the rousing mews, you're just jealous of his perfume contract.
BC: Don't forget that the Bulls beat the Trail Blazers in the finals one year.
Iha: They sort of trounced them, didn't they?
BC: Now, he doesn’t know--see, he didn't realize that was a rude comment because he doesn't know jack shit about sports.
Iha: What do you mean? Why, in my high school, I was--I was all-playground, I...all, heh heh heh.
BC: What?
Iha: I played every sport, I was--the jungle gym....
BC: He was ping pong champion of Illinois. Quick Hands Iha.
Iha: And now, these quick hands will play another grunge jam for you. (Billy starts Drown intro) Let's go back to the innocent years of grunge rock and this one came from a movie.
> Hummer (tease)
> Silverfuck / Space Jam
(BC at 23:07: Like to thank you very much again for coming. Thank you very much for stickin’ around to the end, we appreciate it very much. We respect you very much and love you very much and hope you do the same. So thank you again. Hope to see you again sometime next year, bye bye. Oh yeah, we’re the Smashing Pumpkins, bye.)