|November 12, 2022 – Seattle, WA, US|
Poster by Danny Schlitz
|Live performance by The Smashing Pumpkins|
|Spirits On Fire tour|
|Date||November 12, 2022|
|Venue||Climate Pledge Arena|
|Location||Seattle, WA, US|
|Personnel||Billy Corgan, James Iha, Jimmy Chamberlin, Jeff Schroeder, Jack Bates, Katie Cole|
|Order of bands||Poppy, Jane's Addiction, The Smashing Pumpkins|
Setlist[edit | edit source]
- "Atum" (prerecorded)
- "Bullet with Butterfly Wings"
- "We Only Come Out at Night" (acoustic)
- "Once in a Lifetime" [Talking Heads] [5:49]
- (drum solo)
- "Ava Adore"
- (drum solo)
- "Tonight, Tonight" (acoustic)
- "Cherub Rock"
- "Silverfuck" [12:39]
Notes[edit | edit source]
- A clearly sick Billy Corgan has progressively worse trouble with his voice during the show, culminating in him skipping the final chorus in "Silverfuck" entirely
Banter[edit | edit source]
(BC after lyrics, before Jeff outro solo: Seattle!)
Bullet with Butterfly Wings
Iha: Thank you so much, Seattle. How are you guys doin’? Thank you for coming out for the big rock show, we appreciate it so much. We are the Smashing Pumpkins, let’s rock.
We Only Come Out at Night (acoustic)
Once in a Lifetime
(BC before 2nd chorus: Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the rock show. Rock show! We’re so happy you’re with us, thank you so much, thank you, thank you thank you thank you thank you.)
(BC during outro singalong: Sing it with us. Seattle! Help me out, help me out. All the way in the back! Last time, let me hear ya. Ow!)
(BC after Jimmy solo: Ow! Mr. Jimmy Chamberlin! Ow.)
Iha: Thank you guys so much. Uh, like to thank uh, Jane’s Addiction and Poppy Chan for being the awesome bands that they are. Um, and it’s a -– it’s a special night to get to be playing with them, so we thank them so much.
BC: (high pitched) Oh James, how are you feeling?
Iha: I feel good, feelin’ good. How are you doin’? How are you guys doin’? What the hell do you wanna hear?
BC: Heh heh. (high pitched) Something really high. Something really really high.
Iha: (high pitched) Really high?
BC: Listen, (clears throat), first off, I shouldn’t be singing, but I wanted to see everybody and I wanted to play, so thank you so much for being so warm. I won’t make any excuses, but...I just wanted to play, so thank you so much for being so supportive, thank you.
Iha: That’s -– that’s a thing –- fair thing to do, you wanna play?
BC: Well, (clears throat), I don’t know how many more songs I got in this thing right here but I can try.
Iha: You oughta sing this one in falsetto. Go for it.
BC: I mean, we could do the Leonard Cohen collection or something and be like (low pitched) do really low down here. (normal voice) You know any Leonard Cohen?
Iha: Uhhhh...Hallelujah? Yeah, I’m rockin’. I’m gonna try Hallelujah.
BC: But again, how you guys doin’, you havin’ a good night? I’m runnin’ outta tricks up here, I got potato chips. (eating chips on mic)
Iha: If you have throat doctors in the house, send ‘em to the front.
BC: I’ll make you a deal. I’ll keep going best I can. But I really need you to sing this song with me right here. Just give me one song. That’s all I ask. A little song we like to call Tonight, Tonight.
Tonight, Tonight (Billy/Iha acoustic)
Iha: What a night. Introduce the band. Um, on vocals, Ms. Katie Cole. Katie Cole. All the way from Australia. On the bass guitar, all the way from Manchester, England, Mr. Jack Bates. Jack, I know you wanna get on the mic and tell these Yanks something. (Jack wags his finger at Iha) From Hollywood, California, Mr. Jeff Schroeder. What do you wanna play for uh, you wanna play some Hendrix for Seattle, yeah?
Iha: I don’t recognize that song. That’s cool. On the drums, Mr. Jimmy Chamberlin. On vocals, lead guitar, Mr. Billyyyyy Corgan. I am James Iha and this is called Cherub Rock.
> Love Gun (tease)
(BC after final lyrics: Seattle, thank you!)
Iha: Thanks a lot. Thank you Seattle, thank you, goodnight. Get home safe.