The Smashing Pumpkins 2018-10-16
|October 16, 2018 – London, UK|
|Live performance by The Smashing Pumpkins|
|Shiny and Oh So Bright tour|
|Date||October 16, 2018|
|Venue||SSE Arena, Wembley|
|Personnel||Billy Corgan, James Iha, Jimmy Chamberlin, Jeff Schroeder, Jack Bates, Katie Cole, Amalie Bruun|
|Order of bands||Myrkur, The Smashing Pumpkins|
Setlist[edit | edit source]
- "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness"
- "Space Oddity" [David Bowie]
- "The Everlasting Gaze"
- "Stand Inside Your Love"
- "Blew Away"
- "For Martha"
- "To Sheila"
- "Porcelina of the Vast Oceans"
- "Landslide" [Stevie Nicks]
- "Tonight, Tonight"
- "Stairway to Heaven" [Led Zeppelin]
- "Cherub Rock"
- "Ava Adore"
- "Try, Try, Try"
- "The Beginning Is the End Is the Beginning"
- "Bullet with Butterfly Wings"
Encore[edit | edit source]
Notes[edit | edit source]
- "Disarm", "Thirty-three" and "Landslide" performed acoustic
- "Landslide" performed with Amalie Bruun (Myrkur) on vocals
- First performance of "Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)"
Banter[edit | edit source]
Alt MCIS Intro
Disarm (Billy solo acoustic)
Zero Interlude Film
(BC: Ladies, gentlemen, friends, lovers, beasts or fowl, welcome to the show. We are the illuminated, the illustrious, the ill-timed knock. (two snare drum hits) Ah yes, we are the fractured, the schisms, the rift and the rabble, the sleepy clown, the atomized downs, the dreams you stopped dreaming oh so long ago. Yes, all colors mixed and marred make up the black, as do all numbers fix up the zero, zed and null. So let’s go back to your beginnings, as I shall go back to mine. It won’t last, it’ll be quick, but then again, that’s why we’re here. No past, no future, no sun. So let’s blow on fading embers, to boast about kings near, forgotten and buried. Tis the end. Tis the end. Tis the end.)
> The Everlasting Gaze
Stand Inside Your Love
Iha: London, how are you? Thank you so much. Thank you so much for coming out, we appreciate it. How are you guys doing, are you having a reasonable time? Thank you, we’re happy to be here, we’re happy to be over in the U.K. and it’s just the midway point, we’ve still got a lot more to go. This is called Thirty-three.
Soma (abandoned quickly after Billy hits a wrong note)
Vaudeville Interlude Film
(Mark McGrath: Well, hello there, neighbors! Are you enjoying the show thus far? Well, good, I am too, even though I’m not real. Now, if I could steal a moment of your time, I’d like to introduce somebody verrry special to you. He’s been a friend and a neighbor to each and every one of you. He’s been the voice you might hear in the stiiill of the night or a night dog straining against the moon. And, in fact, this young man has been with you almost every step along the way on life’s long journey, sighing so ever soft. He’s been a lover, a fighter, but never a cad. A beacon, a searchlight piercing every impenetrable fog. And he’s here, just now, to sing for you, that golden chestnut we like to call Blew Away. So gather round, ‘cause here he is: the one, the only, Mr. Jaaaaames Iha.)
BC: Thank you very much, thank you.
> Porcelina of the Vast Oceans
Landslide (acoustic, with Amalie Bruun on lead vocals)
Amalie: Thank you!
BC: Amalie Bruun.
short lounge interlude (most is tape but Katie plays organ live)
> Stairway to Heaven
Iha: Thank you, thank you. Thank you so much for coming out. You didn’t expect to hear that iconic song, did you? “So I’ma go to Wembley, check out the Pumpkins, maybe they’ll do Stairway to Heaven. It’s a poss - it’s a faint possibility.” Alright, thank you very much, we enjoy rocking, here’s another.
Vaudeville Interlude Film
(Mark McGrath: Well, wowie zowie, papa ooh maow maow! What a wang dang and doodle of a show. And, it ain’t over yet. Now I don’t know about you but this next tune is one of my faaaaaaves. Reminds me of drivin' down the old PCH, high out of my mind on ecstasy and I was singing the chorus of the song you’re about to hear so hard and so on high, that one of my front teeth fell right out! Yup, plain out right there in the dashboard. Wow. That decade was just, just so good, wasn’t it? I mean, here you have young wash masters rising up to start a musical and cultural revolution that was soon co-opted by the machine and driven asunder! Gee golly. But thankfully, what we got in return was just so much better. I mean, let’s face it, who doesn’t want perfection in their stars above? ‘Cause perfect people making perfect, sweet music is, well, it’s just, it’s just what a god wants for all of us! Whoo! Red light, stop, it’s raining. The air is cool and the sky is gray and the year? Well, it’s 1979!)
Radio Intro tape
BC: Woo-ooh! Heh heh, wow. Thank you so much.
Try, Try, Try
The Beginning is the End is the Beginning
Bullet with Butterfly Wings
BC: Thank you!
Jack (off mic): Don’t feel like doin’ it?
BC (off mic): No.
(BC immediately after lyrics finish: We love you, London, thank you so much. Thank you.)
Iha: Thank you, thank you so much. Thanks for everyone coming out tonight. You’ve been awesome, get home safe.