The Smashing Pumpkins 1997-01-19

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January 19, 1997 – Cincinnati, OH, US
Live performance by The Smashing Pumpkins
Infinite Sadness tour
DateJanuary 19, 1997
VenueRiverfront Coliseum
Coordinates39°5′52″N 84°30′16″W
LocationCincinnati, OH, US
Venue typeArena
PersonnelBilly Corgan, James Iha, D'arcy Wretzky, Matt Walker, Dennis Flemion, Jimmy Flemion
Order of bandsFountains of Wayne, The Smashing Pumpkins

Setlist[edit | edit source]

  1. "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness" (prerecorded) 
  2. "The Aeroplane Flies High (Turns Left, Looks Right)
  3. "Jellybelly
  4. "Tonight, Tonight
  5. "Rhinoceros
  6. "Here Is No Why
  7. "Zero
  8. "Fuck You
  9. "Porcelina of the Vast Oceans
    1. "Rocket(tease) 
  10. "1979
  11. "Thirty-Three(acoustic) 
  12. "Bullet with Butterfly Wings
  13. "Muzzle
  14. "Disarm
  15. "Thru the Eyes of Ruby

Encore one[edit | edit source]

  1. "Jumpin' Jack Flash" [The Rolling Stones(tease) 
  2. "X.Y.U.

Encore two[edit | edit source]

  1. "Drown" [5:39] 
    1. "Hummer(tease) 
  2. "The Groover(tease) 
  3. (blues jam)
  4. "Tribute to Johnny(tease) 
  5. "Mouths of Babes(tease) 
  6. "God(tease) 
  7. "Tristessa(tease) 
  8. "Cherub Rock

Encore three[edit | edit source]

  1. "Silverfuck" [26:59] 
    1. "Space Jam
    2. "The Star-Spangled Banner" [Francis Scott Key(tease) 

Notes[edit | edit source]

Banter[edit | edit source]

Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness Intro
The Aeroplane Flies High
> Jellybelly
Tonight, Tonight
BC: Thank you very much. Thank you very much for coming tonight. We're sorry it took us so long to get here and we're happy that um, we're even able to play this concert tonight. We'd now like to play a song for you that,um--oh, by the way, hi everybody, um, heh heh heh. I just wanted to say hi, you know, before we go into art mode. So, heh heh, anyway, this is a song we don't play very much, we hope you like it, it's called Here Is No Why.
Here Is No Why
> Zero
Fuck You
Porcelina of the Vast Oceans / Rocket
Iha: Thank you. Right now, onto the stage, to the left of me, we bring a special guest. Of the Frogs, ladies and gentlemen, would you please welcome Jimmy Frog! Alright. Jimmy Frog will lead us in this next song and we will dance into oblivion, so come along and join us for this next number.
1979 (with Jimmy Flemion)
Iha: Ladies and gentlemen, a fine round of applause for Jimmy Frog, everybody.
BC: You know, the more I um, the more I think about it, I don't really understand what the fuck Jimmy’s about, heh heh. I thought I knew!
Iha: If you people have any answers about Jimmy Frog, please tell them to us.
BC: I thought I understood why he came on stage but not really anymore.
Iha: He is sort of his own enigma. A giver of joy to people.
BC: This is our new single, it's called Thirty-three.
Thirty-three (acoustic)
Circus tape
> Bullet with Butterfly Wings
Iha: Alright. Thank you, thank you very much. You're back with us now, now that we're rockin'. Is everyone doing okay, reasonably okay? Yes? No? We appreciate you making it out tonight through all the cold and bad weather though. We just flew in ourselves and uh, boy, are our arms tired. That was a joke and uh, heh. This next song is about flying on airplanes. It's about love between a stewardess and a pilot...and what can happen when you're in the fifth dimension.
BC: No, what can happen when you're in the cockpit.
Iha: Oh. Matt. (imitates rimshot, Matt follows with 4 drum hits but no rimshot) Hey.
BC: You forget--you forget that my mother is a stewardess.
Iha: Alright, let's just get back to rock and roll here.
BC: (high pitched) Thank you.
> Planet of the Apes clip
> Thru the Eyes of Ruby
[encore break]
Iha: Thank you very much.
BC: Thank y’all very, very much. Thank you. I just want to take a moment to thank you once again, we realize it's been a long time since our album came out. And um, we're sorry that it's taken us so long to get here and we really appreciate you waiting for us to come around and your support here.
Jumping Jack Flash (tease - Iha plays the riff twice)
BC: (laughing) What was that?
Iha: Uh, sorry, the spirit of Keith Richards just jumped into my body for a second.
BC: Plus you're out of tune.
Iha: That's how Keith would have it.
BC: Heh, professional sound. So uh...heh heh heh heh. Would you like a soothing love ballad or a trip to hell?
Iha: If you want a soothing love ballad, we know Unbreak My Heart, we could do that for you. I think they know a Mariah Carey song. (high pitched) Do you wanna go to hell?! (Satanic voice) Then it's gonna cost you. (normal voice) Alright, this next song is called (whispered) X.Y.U.
[encore break]
Iha: Thanks again, thanks.
BC: I just dropkicked your head. Ten fuckin' years I known this guy, right?, ten fuckin' years and I just wanna dropkick his head.
Iha: In our off time, he's been taking martial arts, I've been taking fencing lessons. It’s uh [unintelligible].
BC: Should we go back to a simpler time?, heh.
Iha: A simpler time. Does everybody remember grunge? Alright, well....
BC: I thought you were going to say does anyone remember laughter.
Iha: (scoffs) (high pitched) Does anybo--(laughs and can’t finish the word)? (normal voice) Okay, does anybody remember grunge? Yes, okay, well, this song came out on a soundtrack and I can't really remember the movie, although the director just made Jerry Maguire and uh, he has nothing to do with this song but...I've been on tour too long, so I'll just stop right now.
> Hummer (tease)
> The Groover (tease)
BC: Well, we can tell that put you into a wonderful spell.
Iha: What kind of spell was that?
BC: Well, I guess we should just end the concert here, um, thank you very much for coming, goodnight.
Iha: Alright, you want to hear something by Oasis, don't you?
BC: No, I mean it, I mean it, that's it, go home, bye, thank you. We're just gonna stand here and watch you. Go on.
blues jam
BC: We're just going to play some blues if you don't mind, as you head for the exits, thank you. Hey, you don’t need--you don't need any distortion anymore, man, you're pure. Listen, there's no--there’s no band that comes on after us so I don't know what you're waiting for, heh heh. (jam ends) Wow, that was cool.
Tribute to Johnny (tease - one time through full riff)
Mouths of Babes (tease - about halfway through the riff)
> God (tease - played simultaneously with Tristessa)
> Tristessa (tease - played simultaneously with God)
BC: Can you put the house lights on, please, Sammy? Alright. Well, pretty much everyone is still here, yes? Now...see the three of us, D'arcy and James and me, um, we're getting really old and uh, we're actually more tired then you are, see, so if you want to hear some rock and roll, we need to create a rock and roll type of atmosphere. Even if it's pretend!
Iha: Yo yo yo, put up, put it up, c'mon! C'mon, all you motherfuckin' people. Put up those hands in the air, c'mon! We don't care, we don't care, just put your hands in the air!
BC: Alright, Matt.
Cherub Rock
BC: Thank you. Sorry.
[encore break]
Silverfuck / Space Jam / Star Spangled Banner
(BC at 22:01: This now concludes the entertainment portion of our show. We would like to thank you once again for attending the Smashing Pumpkins concert. We wish you all a good, happy and successful new year, we hope to see you again in 1998. Thank you, goodnight, god bless you.)

Photos and memorabilia[edit | edit source]