The Smashing Pumpkins 2019-05-30

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May 30, 2019 – Oslo, NO
Live performance by The Smashing Pumpkins
Europe 2019 tour
DateMay 30, 2019
VenueOslo Spektrum
Coordinates59°54′45″N 10°45′18″E
LocationOslo, NO
Venue typeArena
PersonnelBilly Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin, James Iha, Jeff Schroeder, Jack Bates, Katie Cole
Order of bandsThe Smashing Pumpkins

Setlist[edit | edit source]

  1. "Soma
  2. "Siva
  3. "Rhinoceros
  4. "Zero
  5. "Solara
  6. "Knights of Malta
  7. "Eye
  8. "Bullet with Butterfly Wings
  9. "Tiberius
  10. "G.L.O.W.
  11. "Disarm
  12. "Friday I'm in Love" [The Cure
  13. "Superchrist
  14. "The Everlasting Gaze
  15. "Ava Adore
  16. "1979
  17. "Ain't Talkin' 'bout Love" [Van Halen] (tease) 
  18. "Cherub Rock
  19. "Tonight, Tonight
  20. "The Spaniards
  21. "The Aeroplane Flies High (Turns Left, Looks Right)
  22. "To Sheila
  23. "Wish You Were Here" [Pink Floyd
  24. "Alienation
  25. "Today
  26. "Muzzle

Encore[edit | edit source]

  1. "Street Fighting Man" [The Rolling Stones
  2. "Hummer

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • First performances of "Alienation" and "Street Fighting Man"
  • First performance of "Wish You Were Here" since 2017-11-09 and first full band performance
  • First performance of "The Spaniards" since 2017-12-30 and first full band performance since 2016-05-01
  • First performance of "Tiberius" since 2017-10-15 and first full band performance since 2014-12-16
  • First performance of "G.L.O.W." since 2010-04-17
  • First performance of "Superchrist" since 2008-12-07
  • First performance of "The Aeroplane Flies High (Turns Left, Looks Right)" since 2007-07-24

Banter[edit | edit source]

Sarabande Intro
> Siva
Iha: Takk.
Knights of Malta
Bullet with Butterfly Wings
Iha: Tusen takk.
> G.L.O.W.
(BC after crowd participation breakdown: James!
Iha: Hey heh hey.
BC: We are the Smashing Pumpkins, we’re so happy to be with you tonight!
Iha: Ow!
BC: Come on, come on, come on...)
Iha: Takk, thank you so much. How are you? Everything okay?
Disarm (acoustic)
Friday I’m in Love
> The Everlasting Gaze
Ava Adore
Radio Intro tape
> 1979
Iha: Thank you so much for coming out to the show. Are you having a reasonable time? You guys are great, we haven’t been here in...since the 1800s. Thank you. Uh, I would like to introduce the band. Hell of a band. You’ve seen her before...she opened the - she opened the goddamn show. On vocals, guitar, keyboards, Ms. Katie Cole! Katie Cole. Just remember to follow her. On the bass, all the way from Manchester, England, Mr. Jack Bates! (Iha waits a second for Jack to doodle but he’s drinking water and just salutes) Mr. Jack...! (Iha gestures and Jack plays 3 bass notes) Mister.... Okay, and now from Southern California, the Los Angeles environs, on guitar, Mr. Jeff Schroeder!
Ain’t Talkin’ ‘bout Love (tease - Jeff)
Iha: (high pitched) Alright! (normal) I like that sound, got that Eddie Van Halen. Was Van Halen big in Oslo? Heh heh heh. What else is big? It’s been cold, so cold in Oslo. Why so cold? You must have a beautiful heart. On the drums, all the way from Joliet, Illinois, Mr. Jimmy Chamberlin! (Jeff doodles something quietly) Nice one. I’m from a northwest suburb, I am James Iha. Appreciate it. On vocals, guitar...master of the universe, Mr. Billy Corgan!
Cherub Rock
Tonight, Tonight
The Spaniards
The Aeroplane Flies High
To Sheila (acoustic)
> Wish You Were Here (acoustic)
> Today
Iha: You guys are so great, this is the first show of our European tour and’s been great, right?
BC: Thank you so much, thank you, we appreciate you. James?
Iha: (no pause) Yes. (Billy cracks up off mic)
BC: James, have you ever done the DNA test?
Iha: Aaahhh...
BC: No?
Iha: ...I - actually, I haven’t, but I’m very interested.
BC: You’re interested in my DNA test?
Iha: Yes.
BC: Does everyone know what a DNA test is?
Iha: Oh god, they’ve heard it before.
BC: Oh, it’s where they uh, they check your genetics, they say where your family’s from.
Iha: How much Norwegian blood do you have?
BC: Funny you should ask.
Iha: Heh. I ju- I had a feeling when you brought it up.
BC: James, do you have any Norwegian blood?
Iha: No. God bless this country, I uh, I like the cheese, I like the cold weather. The sensible footwear, uh, there’s a lot of things to like about Norway, it’s a hell of a country.
BC: Yes. Very happy to be here with you tonight, thank you. 31 years. 31 years ago we started this band in my father’s bedroom.
Iha: And now we’re old as hell.
BC: Now we’re in Norway. James....
Iha: Yes, yes.
BC: You heh heh heh heh.
Iha: Yes.
BC: I’m here to say publically - this is true - I have one point eight percent Scandinavian blood.
Iha: Come on! Come on. But, Scandinavian, that’s so vague, it could be Finnish, could be Swedish.
BC: Ohh, but we know it’s Norwegian.
Iha: Yes! Until we play Swedish tomorrow and then it’s Sweden! (Iha throws his mic on the ground)
BC: You broke your slide. When he came back to the band, we said “No more outbursts.” He’s back. Did you have a good time?
Iha: I’ve had it. I’ve had it [unintelligible word or two].
BC: One more song. One more song. As James said, we’re old. We’re actually like 74. Should I this is where I go into how I’m related to the royal family or no?
Iha: Oh, yeah, sure, talk about that.
BC: Heh heh heh. But again, we’re here, this band, still together because of you. To our old school fans, god bless you.
Iha: And new school, thank you. Takk.
BC: And to our newer, younger fans, thank you so much for giving us this opportunity. You could never dreamed 31 years ago that we’d still be playing together, that you’d want to hear these songs, that you give us your attention and your love, thank you so much, it’s very humbling for us. So we dedicate this song to everyone that’s here tonight. Please go home safely, we love you, appreciate you, thank you.
(BC immediately after lyrics finish: Osloooo!)
[encore break]
Street Fighting Man

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