The Smashing Pumpkins 2016-03-26

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March 26, 2016 – Los Angeles, CA, US
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Live performance by The Smashing Pumpkins
In Plainsong tour
DateMarch 26, 2016
VenueTheatre at Ace Hotel
Coordinates34°2′30″N 118°15′26″W
LocationLos Angeles, CA, US
Venue typeTheater
Capacity1,600
PersonnelBilly Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin, Jeff Schroeder, James Iha, Katie Cole, Sierra Swan
Order of bandsLiz Phair, The Smashing Pumpkins

The March 26, 2016 In Plainsong: An Acoustic-Electro Evening show was the first time James Iha joined Billy Corgan and Jimmy Chamberlin on stage since the farewell show on December 2, 2000. March 26 is also Iha's birthday. The band and the crowd sang "Happy Birthday" just before "Amarinthe" in the encore. Iha would also join the band at their second Los Angeles show the following day.

Setlist[edit | edit source]

Pre-set[edit | edit source]

  1. "Red Dirt(acoustic) 
  2. "Being Beige(acoustic) 
  3. "My Life and Times(acoustic) 

Set[edit | edit source]

  1. "Cardinal Rule(acoustic) 
  2. "Stumbleine(acoustic) 
  3. "Tonight, Tonight(acoustic) 
  4. "The World's Fair(acoustic) 
  5. "Space Oddity" [David Bowie(acoustic) 
  6. "Thirty-Three(acoustic) 
  7. "Jesus, I" [traditional] (acoustic) 
    1. "Mary Star of the Sea(acoustic) 
  8. "Mayonaise(acoustic) 
  9. "Soma
  10. "Rocket
  11. "Spaceboy(acoustic) 
  12. "Today(acoustic) 
  13. "Whir(acoustic) 
  14. "Disarm
  15. "Sorrows (In Blue)
  16. "Eye
  17. "Saturnine
  18. "Identify
  19. "1979(acoustic) 
  20. "Stand Inside Your Love(acoustic) 
  21. "Pinwheels(acoustic) 
  22. "Lily (My One and Only)(acoustic) 
  23. "Malibu" [Hole
  24. "The Spaniards

Encore[edit | edit source]

  1. "Angie" [The Rolling Stones(acoustic) 
  2. "Happy Birthday" [Patty Hill / Mildred J. Hill
  3. "Amarinthe(acoustic) 

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • "Mayonaise", "Soma", "Rocket", "Spaceboy", "Today", "Whir", "Disarm", "Angie" and "Amarinthe" with James Iha on guitar and vocals
  • Last performance of "Amarinthe" until 2017-10-14

Banter[edit | edit source]

Cardinal Rule (Billy solo acoustic)
Stumbleine (Billy solo acoustic)
Tonight, Tonight (Billy solo acoustic)
The World’s Fair (Billy solo acoustic)
Space Oddity (Billy/Jeff acoustic)
Thirty-three (Billy/Jeff acoustic)
Jesus, I / Mary Star of the Sea (Billy/Jeff acoustic)
(As soon as the song ends, Jeff walks offstage. Iha walks onstage unannounced with the lights off and the audience loses their minds when the lights go on.)
Iha: Thank you.
BC: Heh heh heh. (pointing at something in balcony) Haha! Yes, it’s James Iha. Now...(gesturing for crowd to settle down) couple things. Thank you for coming tonight. 1987. That’s when we started this...insanity and here you are.
Iha: Great to be here.
BC: Heh! So um, as part of our In Plainsong shows, we like to feature an album every night, kinda do some songs from the particular era. Now in the past, we’ve done Adore, we’ve done Mellon Collie, but tonight we’ll be doing songs from Siamese Dream. (gesturing at Iha and shaking his head) Let’s just get into it.
Mayonaise (Billy/Iha acoustic)
Soma (with James Iha on acoustic guitar)
Rocket (with James Iha on acoustic guitar)
Spaceboy (with James Iha on electric guitar)
> Today (with James Iha on electric guitar)
Whir (with James Iha on electric guitar)
Disarm (Billy keyboard with James Iha on e-bow)
Sorrows in Blue
BC: Thank you.
Eye
> Saturnine
Identify
1979
Stand Inside Your Love
Pinwheels
Lily
BC: Before we go, I’d like to introduce the band to you. Ms. Katie Cole. Ms. Sierra Swan. The Shredder, Jeff Schroeder. And on the drums, Mr. Jimmy Chamberlin. So I’ve foun - a la la la - last few number of years, the the the - um, we’d like to play a song that I co-wrote for an album called Celebrity Skin by Hole. The song is called Malibu.
Malibu
Katie: Thank you.
The Spaniards
[encore break]
Angie (with James Iha on electric guitar)
BC: Now, we have a birthday boy in the building (Jimmy starts a drumroll that stops after Happy Birthday) and it’s you (Billy points at Iha), you’re the birthday boy!
Happy Birthday
BC: Alright! (Billy and Iha hug) Alright. Thank you so much, thank you so much, thank you, thank you. (off mic to Iha) You good?
Amarinthe (with James Iha on electric guitar)

Photos and memorabilia[edit | edit source]