The Smashing Pumpkins 1997-01-08
|January 8, 1997 – Vancouver, BC, CA|
|Live performance by The Smashing Pumpkins|
|Infinite Sadness tour|
|Date||January 8, 1997|
|Location||Vancouver, BC, CA|
|Personnel||Billy Corgan, James Iha, D'arcy Wretzky, Matt Walker, Dennis Flemion|
|Order of bands||Fountains of Wayne, The Smashing Pumpkins|
Rescheduled from August 12, 1996 due to the death of Jonathan Melvoin.
Setlist[edit | edit source]
Soundcheck[edit | edit source]
- "The Aeroplane Flies High (Turns Left, Looks Right)" (clips)
- "1979" (clips)
- "Thirty-Three" (clips)
- "Rubber Duckie" [Sesame Street] (tease)
- "Yes! We Have No Bananas" [Frank Silver / Irving Cohn] (tease)
- "Take Me Home, Country Roads" [John Denver] (tease)
- "You Are My Sunshine" [traditional] (tease)
- "Every Day I Die" [Gary Numan] (take one)
- "Every Day I Die" [Gary Numan] (take two)
- "Every Day I Die" [Gary Numan] (take three)
- "Every Day I Die" [Gary Numan] (take four)
- "Every Day I Die" [Gary Numan] (take five)
- "By Starlight"
- "Where Boys Fear to Tread"
- "Space Jam"
- "Bury Me" (tease)
- "Rhinoceros" (instrumental)
Set[edit | edit source]
- "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness" (prerecorded)
- "Tonight, Tonight"
- "Cherub Rock"
- "Where Boys Fear to Tread"
- "Fuck You"
- "Porcelina of the Vast Oceans"
- "Rocket" (tease)
- "Thirty-Three" (acoustic)
- "1979" (acoustic)
- "Bullet with Butterfly Wings"
- "Thru the Eyes of Ruby"
Encore one[edit | edit source]
Encore two[edit | edit source]
- "By Starlight"
- "Siva" [6:40]
- "The Great White Buffalo" [Ted Nugent] (tease)
Encore three[edit | edit source]
- "The Aeroplane Flies High (Turns Left, Looks Right)"
- "Silverfuck" [25:09]
Banter[edit | edit source]
Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness Intro
> Cherub Rock
> Where Boys Fear to Tread
BC: Thank you very much. We're the Smashing Pumpkins, thank you very much for coming to the concert. We appreciate it very much. We're sorry, we do not speak French. This is an oldie, this is called Rhinoceros.
Porcelina of the Vast Oceans / Rocket
BC: (raspy) Thank you very much. (even raspier, making fun of himself) Thank you very much. (normal voice) This is our new single, it's called...Thirty-three.
BC: Thanks a lot. This next song I wrote when I was 12 years old. It's kinda sad considering it's a really good song and I haven’t written much better songs since I was twelve, but nonetheless, it's a very nice song, I hope you like it.
> Bullet with Butterfly Wings
Iha: Woo! Thank you very much, [unintelligible word or two - possibly in French], Canada, Vancouver. We're glad you're back with us, we're rockin' now and uh, we're gonna play another rock anthem for you Vancouveran people, let's rock.
BC: We'll sing this song for you up there, we know we look like little ants but we're actually really tall.
> Planet of the Apes clip
> Thru the Eyes of Ruby
Iha: [cuts in] So today in lovely Vancouver, we went to visit the set of The X-Files and uh, we go way back with them, Chris, Dave, Jill and uh, in fact in some strange way all of our uh--my father knew Chris Carter when he used to live in San Diego, they were fishermen on a wharf. Billy's dad knew Dave's dad and they were...chess players and uh, they've known each other for years and D'arcy in fact, her sister knew Gillian's sister and they go way back and so it was just this crazy thing and we just--we had a laugh, we played some cards and we uh, we became--we were a monster on one of the X-Files episodes today, so we'd like to dedicate this next song to the fine cast and crew of--of that company. And this next song is called (whispered) X.Y.U.
BC: Thank you very much, thank you. Hey, just for a second, this guy over here, he's got a sign, “I play drums,” you show everybody. Show everyone that you have this sign. Let's just assume that your name is Jeff. I don't know your name but for now your name is Jeff. Jeff, we already have a drummer, his name is Matt.
Iha: Ladies and gentlemen, Matt "Cosmo" Walker!
BC: (simultaneously with Iha) “Cosmo” Walker!
Iha: Hey. Let's all say “hi, Matt.”
BC: Matt, please lead us into the heavens.
BC: Thanks a lot.
Siva / The Great White Buffalo
(BC in middle of Great White Buffalo teasing: Oops.)
Iha: (appears mic not working correctly) Hey, thank you very much.
BC: Yes, thank you very much for giving us energy. We don't, uh, for those of you in the know, we don't talk much after this point, so we'll say thank you now, have a nice year, happy new year. We wish you the best of luck and happiness. And we hope to see you again in 1998.
Iha: [unintelligible because mic still not working right]
The Aeroplane Flies High
> Silverfuck / Space Jam / Bury Me
(BC at 22:06: Once again, thank you for takin’ a ride on the Infinite Sadness Express. Departure time always and arrival time never. Thank you for being cool, great, wonderful, awesome. Thank you, goodnight. We are, have been and will always be the Smashing Pumpkins.)
BC: Thank you so much, thank you, goodnight, god bless you.
Iha: [3-4 unintelligible words].