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The Smashing Pumpkins
Date 1996-05-14
Venue Wembley Arena
Location London, UK
Venue Type Arena
Capacity 12,000
Lineup Corgan, Iha, Wretzky, Chamberlin, Melvoin
Order of Bands Filter, The Smashing Pumpkins
Surfaced Recordings
AUD #1
Source AUD
Format DAT
Equipment Unknown
Length 127m
Complete? Yes
Lowest Circulating Generation DDC-? > ANA-2 > SHN
Live Music Archive 16-bit recording
Notes Bassy, inferior to the video audio track. Cuts in banter before Bodies and banter after Farewell and Goodnight. Recording equipment may have been CSB > TCD-D8.
AMT #1
Source AUD
Format Hi8
Equipment Unknown
Length 119m
Complete? Yes
Lowest Circulating Generation HI8(M) > MKV
Live Music Archive 16-bit recording
YouTube YouTube
Notes Elevated position, James' side. Small cuts in To Forgive and Silverfuck. A master transfer was circulated December 2020. Hi8 > VHS-2 > FLAC and Hi8 > VHS-3 > CDR audio transfers also circulate.
Unsurfaced Recordings
SBD #1
Source SBD
Format ADAT
Equipment Unknown
Length ~125m
Complete? Yes
Notes Vault copy.



  • Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (over PA)
  • Where Boys Fear to Tread
  • Zero
  • Fuck You
  • To Forgive
  • Tonight, Tonight
  • Today
  • Thru the Eyes of Ruby
    • By Starlight
  • Inbetween Days [The Cure] (tease)
  • Disarm
  • Bullet with Butterfly Wings
  • Cherub Rock
  • Porcelina of the Vast Oceans
    • Rocket (tease)
  • Muzzle

Encore One:

  • 1979
  • X.Y.U.

Encore Two:

  • Mayonaise

Encore Three:

  • Bodies
  • Silverfuck [20:47]
    • Dose [Filter] (tease)
  • Farewell and Goodnight


  • Disarm performed acoustic
  • 1979 features Matt Walker on drums, Jimmy and Geno Lenardo on guitar
  • Silverfuck features Richard Patrick on vocals, Matt Walker on percussion, and Jonathon on second drum kit
  • Billy plays James' raygun during Farewell and Goodnight


Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness Intro
Where Boys Fear to Tread
> Zero
> Fuck You
D’arcy: Hello? Hello? Hello, thank you.
To Forgive
> Classical music tape
> Tonight, Tonight
> Today
Iha: Thank you.
Thru the Eyes of Ruby
> By Starlight
In Between Days (tease) (acoustic)
> Disarm (acoustic)
Circus tape
> Bullet with Butterfly Wings
Cherub Rock
Porcelina of the Vast Oceans / Rocket
BC: Thank you. Like to play one more song for you.
Iha: Thanks.
[encore break]
Iha: Thank you. How are you, okay? Reasonably - reasonably good? Yes? Okay. Good. This is uh, definitely our biggest show in London and um, you guys are rockin', heh.
BC: Thank you.
Iha: Now on this next song...we want you to go...crazy! Just dance, dance.
BC: We'd like to welcome a couple of our friends from the band Filter. Fletcher, Filter, Filter, Filter. Geno on geetar.
Iha: (Italian accent) Geno.
BC: There you go.
Iha: And Matt.
BC: And Matt on drums. They're gonna help us out with this song. That's Jimmy over there on guitar. And boy, does he play a mean guitar, lemme tell ya. Please feel free to sing along.
1979 (with Matt Walker & Geno Lenardo, Jimmy plays guitar)
BC: Thank you, Geno! That's alright, you didn't make any more mistakes than we do.
Iha: Thank you, Geno, Matt!
BC: (Satanic voice) Thanks a lot. (normal voice) The pride of Italy: Geno!
Iha: Yeah.
BC: You know...hey James, should I tell a story?
Iha: Yes.
BC: Most people don't know this but if it wasn't for James, Eric Cantona would not have scored that goal. It was James’s close friendship with Eric that brought him back...to the Premier League. (crowd boos) Are you saying that his friendship with Eric is not valid? James has many French friends.
Iha: Oui. (rimshot from Jimmy)
BC: You don't like Eric Cantona? (crowd says “no”)
Iha: Or do you not like our sense of humor? (crowd cheers)
BC: Heh, both, all of the above.
Iha: Alright, alright, there's somebody here giving me the finger so I imagine...it must be my clothes! You don't like our clothes, do you? We're just tryin' to be crazy in silver and cyber and new wave. You remember the ‘80s.
[encore break]
Iha: Why!? That's - that’s a phrase one of our producers taught us: "Why!?" If I had my glasses on, what the - what the hell is that? “Why!?” Is that uh, what, those Canadians, I can’t remember their names. [unintelligible but sounds like “more pound wise”]. That’s pretty neat. Alan Moulder taught me that one and we salute him.
BC: Thank you, god bless you, goodnight.
[encore break]
Iha: Thanks, thanks. Very kind, thank you.
BC: Thanks. Thank you for being so supportive. If you remember correctly, you're not supposed to like us here in England. So we thank you, we know you're here. We know you're here.
Iha: Nobody likes us!
BC: We know you’re here.
> Silverfuck / Dose (with Richard Patrick & Matt Walker)
Farewell and Goodnight
(below is over piano outro)
BC: Thank you. Thank you.
Jimmy: Thank you.
BC: (high pitched) Thank you! Thank you! Thank you. We thank you.
Iha: (high pitched) [unintelligible]
BC: (high pitched) Hello? Piano playing elf?
Iha: Goodnight everybody, bye.
> Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (tease)
Iha: Doug. It’s curfew time, they’re chucking us off the stage. We would like to do some some East 17 medley.

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