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The Smashing Pumpkins
Date 1996-09-11
Venue Molson Centre
Location Montreal, QC, CA
Venue Type Arena
Capacity 21,273
Lineup Corgan, Iha, Wretzky, Walker, Flemion
Order of Bands Grant Lee Buffalo, The Smashing Pumpkins
Surfaced Recordings
PRO #1a
Source TV
Format VHS
Equipment Unknown
Length 5m
Complete? No
Lowest Circulating Generation VHS-M > DVD
Notes Clips of Zero and Where Boys Fear to Tread mixed with pre-show footage.
AMT #1
Source AUD
Format Hi8
Equipment Unknown
Length 96m
Complete? No
Lowest Circulating Generation Hi8-M > VHS-1 > DVD
Live Music Archive 16-bit download
Notes Missing Silverfuck. Hi8 > VHS-4 > FLAC and Hi8 > VHS-? > CDR audio transfers also circulate.
Unsurfaced Recordings
PRO #1
Source PRO
Format VID
Equipment Unknown
Length Unknown
Complete? No
Notes MuchMusic footage.
SBD #1
Source SBD
Format ADAT
Equipment Unknown
Length ~115m
Complete? Yes
Notes Vault copy.



  • Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (over PA)
  • Where Boys Fear to Tread
  • Zero
  • Cherub Rock
  • To Forgive
  • Tonight, Tonight
  • Today
  • Thru the Eyes of Ruby
  • Siva [5:06]
  • Disarm
  • Bullet with Butterfly Wings
  • Fuck You
  • Porcelina of the Vast Oceans
    • Rocket (tease)

Encore One:

  • We Only Come Out at Night (one verse)
  • X.Y.U.

Encore Two:

  • 1979
  • (blues jam)
  • Muzzle

Encore Three:

  • Silverfuck


  • Disarm performed acoustic
  • 1979 with the Frogs


Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness Intro
> Where Boys Fear to Tread
Cherub Rock
D’arcy: Merci beaucoup.
BC: Bonsoir, D'arcy.
To Forgive
“Thank you for participating” tape
> Tonight, Tonight
BC: Thank you, thank you. We're very happy that we made it here to Montreal to see you. Thank you so much for coming to our concert.
Iha: Rock concert.
BC: You know uh, what was that place we played, uh, Les Foufounes Fontrique or uh, something?
Iha: Les Foufounes.
BC: Les Foufounes? I think it’s....
Iha: Yes.
BC: I think we played at Les Foufounes in 1990 to what, 25 people?
Iha: And then we played uh...Le Beaucoup.
BC: Le Poo Poo? We played Le Poo Poo.
Iha: Yes.
BC: Uh, 1990, 25 people, so thank you so much for making this a wonderful time.
Iha: And now we will rock.
BC: We promise we won't yell at you.
Today (w/extended outro)
> Planet of the Apes clip
(clip is triggered too early due to Today’s extended outro so it is muted temporarily in the middle for Billy to speak and it then continues)
BC: Today is the greatest day.
> Thru the Eyes of Ruby
Iha: Thank you. Ça va? Ça va bien, d'accord, [unintelligible word]. And now we will play a quiet song.
Disarm (acoustic)
Circus tape
> Bullet with Butterfly Wings
Fuck You
Iha: Thanks.
Porcelina of the Vast Oceans / Rocket
[encore break]
Iha: Thanks.
We Only Come Out at Night (chorus, 1 verse + chorus)
> X.Y.U.
[encore break]
Iha: Ladies and gentlemen, I know this is quite shocking. I don’t know what that is. I don’t know! Ladies and gentlemen, all the way from Milwaukee, of the Frogs, Jimmy Frog, let's have a nice round of applause. I know he's not French Canadian but he’s from Milwaukee and he’s come out here to [unintelligible word] - what the fuck do you want, Jimmy?! Jimmy would like to say a few words. Jimmy.
Jimmy Frog: Bonjour, Montreal. On the drums tonight, Matthew Walker. On the keyboards to my left, Dennis Flemion of the Frogs. On the bass guitar, D'arcy Wretzky-Brown. All the way from Chicago, Illinois, on my left, James Iha. On the lead mic tonight, B-I-L-L-Y! This is a song I wrote 17 years ago, it's called 1979.
> blues jam
(Iha: Hello, hello. What the hell are you doing, Montreal? Yeah...Montreal. We wanna get some of that fuckin’ Montreal shit. Now right now, I’d like you to all join me in a little primal scream therapy. So when I scream at the top of the lungs, I want you to scream back at me. We’re gonna get back to basic psychology and [unintelligible] and just let it all out. Let all your feelings out: life, work, love...at the Chicago fuckin’ blues master, Billy Corgan. Here we go! Ready? (screams) Come on!! Yeaaaaah!!!! Let it all, motherfuckers!! Come on!!! Owwww!!!! Yes, thanks for giving more! (screams) (screams) [unintelligible] motherfuckin’ Montreal!!)
Iha: I apologize, I'm sorry, I lost my mind for a minute and I’m terribly sorry about that. We'll just continue on with the rock concert. I have no idea what happened there. Don't worry, we still have some more rock songs and I'm sure you will enjoy them.
BC: Can you put the lights on? Just wanna say hey to all you fucking crazy people up there.
Iha: Way up in the motherfucking top up there. How you doin’?
BC: Kicking it up in the last seat.
Iha: Oh yeah, we got a little 1979 action with the toilet paper.
BC: Thank you, thanks everybody over there, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you. Thank you for being so fucking great, thank you.
Iha: You're rockin', Montreal...and we don’t even speak French.
BC: We know we make it nearly impossible to like us consistently so we thank you.
Iha: Yes.
BC: Je m’apelle Consistency Morte...
Iha: Je suis.... What?
D’arcy: His name is Consistency of Death.
BC: So I'd like to play you one of our favorite songs and we send it out to you.
Iha: D'accord!
BC: We hope you understand this song like we don't understand it and um, god bless you.
BC: God bless you, thank you.
[encore break]