The Smashing Pumpkins 2008-02-23

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February 23, 2008 – Berlin, DE
Live performance by The Smashing Pumpkins
Europe 2008 tour
DateFebruary 23, 2008
VenueArena Berlin
Coordinates52°29′51″N 13°27′14″E
LocationBerlin, DE
Venue typeArena
Capacity9,000
PersonnelBilly Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin, Jeff Schroeder, Ginger Pooley, Lisa Harriton
Order of bandsPolarkreis 18, The Smashing Pumpkins

Setlist[edit | edit source]

  1. "Porcelina of the Vast Oceans
    1. "Behold! the Night Mare
  2. "Bring the Light
  3. "Tonight, Tonight
  4. "Mayonaise
  5. "Try, Try, Try
  6. "Superchrist
    1. "(Come On) Let's Go!
  7. "Stellar
  8. "Perfect
  9. "Lily (My One and Only)
  10. "The Rose March
  11. "Today
  12. "Tarantula
  13. "Stand Inside Your Love
  14. "Ava Adore
  15. "Drown
  16. "Bullet with Butterfly Wings
  17. "1979
  18. "That's the Way (My Love Is)
  19. "My Blue Heaven" [Walter Donaldson / George A. Whiting
  20. "The Everlasting Gaze
  21. "Cash Car Star" (Version 1) [11:10] 
    1. "Easy Livin'" [Uriah Heep] (tease) 
    2. "Foreplay" [Boston] (tease) 
    3. "For What It's Worth" [Buffalo Springfield] (tease) 
    4. "Wasted Years" [Iron Maiden] (tease) 
  22. "Daydream
  23. "Wound
  24. "United States
    1. "The Star-Spangled Banner" [Francis Scott Key] (tease) 

Encore[edit | edit source]

  1. "Run, Shaker Life" [Richie Havens

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • "Perfect", "1979", and "That's the Way (My Love Is)" performed acoustic
  • Only performance of "Run, Shaker Life"

Banter[edit | edit source]

Porcelina of the Vast Oceans
> Behold! The Night Mare
> Bring the Light
Tonight, Tonight
Mayonaise
BC: Thank you!
Try, Try, Try
> Superchrist
> (Come On) Let’s Go!
> Stellar
(BC over opening drums: Good evening, thank you very much. How are you? I am fine, thank you very much. That’s it! Thank you. Heh heh.)
BC: Like to introduce to you, Mr. Jimmy Chamberlin.
Perfect (Billy solo acoustic w/Jimmy tambourine)
Lily
BC: Thank you very kindly, thank you. We have some new songs that just came out recently on an, uh, EP called American Gothic. Has anyone heard of our EP? Yes. There is the power of our record company: one out of 80 people have heard of our EP, there you go. Heh heh. We have an album called Zeitgeist, have you heard of that? See? Who knows we actually have a new album out? That’s terrifying. Uh...heh heh heh, well, okay. About nine months ago we put out a new album. Neuwen album. Album neuwen. Heh heh, compact disc. Anyway.
The Rose March
Today
> Tarantula
Stand Inside Your Love
> Ava Adore
BC: Thank you! ... How are you, how are you, how are you? How are you? How you doin’, you okay? Yeah. Heh heh. ... You have to admit though, it’s not as good as Deutschland...Deutschland...Deutschland. (crowd chants “Deutschland”) That’s a pretty half-hearted Deutschland. Klingsman. Where’s Klingsman? Rudy, Rudy the striker. That’s all I know. Heh heh heh. (Billy claps twice) Do drugs, (claps twice) fuck your mother, (claps twice) do drugs, (claps twice) fuck your mother, heh heh heh heh. Don’t do drugs, love your mother, don’t do drugs.
Drown
> Bullet with Butterfly Wings
(Billy jams on acoustic for 1:45)
> 1979 (Billy solo acoustic)
That’s the Way (Billy acoustic w/Lisa)
My Blue Heaven (Billy w/Lisa)
The Everlasting Gaze
> Cash Car Star
> Easy Livin’ (2 verses and choruses)
> Foreplay (partial, instrumental)
> For What It’s Worth (verse 1, chorus, verse 4, chorus, BC improv spoken verse)
(BC spoken verse: Everyone’s gonna be a big star / Everyone’s gonna go so far / Everyone's gonna know who you are / Everyone's gonna want to drive your car / Gonna wanna take your picture / They're gonna feel like they know you intimately inside and out / Whoa to you, orphan sea, whoa to you / Gimme an H...gimme an O!...gimme an M...gimme an E! What's that spell? Home, home, I wanna go home!)
> Wasted Years (tease, intro only)
Daydream
> Wound
> United States / Star Spangled Banner
BC: Thank you.
[encore break]
Run, Shaker Life
(BC 9:16 in: Thank you very much, we’ve enjoyed playing for you tonight.)
BC: Thank you.

Photos and memorabilia[edit | edit source]