Tsp1998-05-23

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The Smashing Pumpkins
Date 1998-05-23
Venue Shepherds Bush Empire
Location London, UK
Venue Type Theater
Capacity 2000
Lineup Corgan, Iha, Wretzky, Aronoff, Garson, Morris, Hodges
Order of Bands Screaming Wheels, The Smashing Pumpkins
Surfaced Recordings
AUD #1
Source AUD
Format MD
Equipment Unknown
Length 122m
Complete? Yes
Lowest Circulating Generation MD-M > ANA-1 > CDR
Live Music Archive 16-bit download
Notes From a tape bought in a London market shortly after the show.
PRO #1
Source TV
Format DVB
Equipment PC
Length 12m
Complete? No
Lowest Circulating Generation DVB-M > SVCD
Notes Bullet with Butterfly Wings (without the drum solo) and Transmission (edited). From a 2005 rebroadcast.
PRO #2a
Source TV
Format VHS
Equipment Unknown
Length 57m
Complete? No
Lowest Circulating Generation VHS-M > DVD
Live Music Archive 16-bit download
Notes Tear, Once Upon a Time, Crestfallen, Ava Adore, Daphne Descends, Shame, Perfect, Bullet with Butterfly Wings (edited), Tonight, Tonight, and Stumbleine. Two separate VHS-M>DVD transfers circulate of this source. The bootlegs "Five Night Stand", "Adoration", and "Enter Adore" are all sourced from this broadcast. A combined VHS-M>DAT-M>CDR version of this and PRO #2d also circulates.
PRO #2b
Source TV
Format Unknown
Equipment Unknown
Length 43m
Complete? No
Lowest Circulating Generation Unknown Media/Gen > DVD
Notes To Sheila, Ava Adore, Daphne Descends, Once Upon a Time, Perfect, Bullet with Butterfly Wings (edited), 1979, and Transmission (edited). This is probably a VHS transfer.
PRO #2c
Source TV
Format VHS
Equipment Unknown
Length 38m
Complete? No
Lowest Circulating Generation VHS-? > DVD
Notes Ava Adore, Daphne Descends, To Sheila (cut), Tonight, Tonight, Bullet with Butterfly Wings (edited), 1979 (cut), and Transmission (edited).
PRO #2d
Source TV
Format VHS
Equipment Unknown
Length 34m
Complete? No
Lowest Circulating Generation VHS-? > DVD
Live Music Archive 16-bit download
Notes To Sheila, Bullet with Butterfly Wings (edited), 1979, Nightboat, Transmission (edited).
PRO #3
Source PRO
Format VHS
Equipment Unknown
Length 25m
Complete? No
Lowest Circulating Generation VHS-M > DVD
Notes Ava Adore, Perfect, Daphne Descends, Bullet with Butterfly Wings, and Tonight Tonight. Virgin Records promo tape.
Unsurfaced Recordings
TV #1
Source TV
Format DAT
Equipment Aiwa HD-S100
Length ~90m
Complete? No
TV #2
Source TV
Format DAT
Equipment Unknown
Length 68m
Complete? No
Notes Incomplete MTV UK broadcast.
PRO #2
Source TV
Format VHS
Equipment Unknown
Length ~50m
Complete? No
Notes To Sheila, Ava Adore, Daphne Descends, Once Upon a Time, Perfect, Bullet with Butterfly Wings (edited), 1979, Nightboat, and Transmission (edited).
PRO #4
Source PRO
Format VID
Equipment Pro-Cams
Length ~120m
Complete? Yes
SBD #1
Source SBD
Format ADAT
Equipment Unknown
Length ~120m
Complete? Yes
Notes Vault copy.

Setlist


Pre-Set:

  • (interview)

Set:

  • To Sheila
  • Tear
  • Once Upon a Time
  • Crestfallen
  • Ava Adore
  • Daphne Descends
  • Shame
  • Perfect
  • Tonight, Tonight
  • Stumbleine
  • (percussion solo)
    • Bullet with Butterfly Wings
  • Thru the Eyes of Ruby
  • 1979
  • For Martha

Encore:

  • Night Boat [Duran Duran]
  • Theme From James Bond [Norman] (tease)
  • Transmission [Joy Division] [18:36]
    • Help! [Beatles] (tease)

Notes

  • Only performance of Night Boat, with Simon LeBon of Duran Duran on vocals
  • Perfect, Tonight, Tonight, and Stumbeline performed acoustic
  • Tonight, Tonight is dedicated to the Belfast Peace Accords signed the prior day

Banter

To Sheila
Tear
Once Upon a Time
Crestfallen
> Ava Adore
Daphne Descends
> Shame
D’arcy: My goodness, you're all so endurant.
Perfect (acoustic)
BC: Thank you very much. Thank you. How's everybody doin'? We'd like to dedicate this next song to our friends in Northern Ireland. Our friends in Northern Ireland, you remember them. Well, the band would like to dedicate this song to our friends in Northern Ireland. We hope you find the peace that you're looking for.
Tonight, Tonight (acoustic)
Stumbleine (acoustic)
> drum/percussion solo
> Bullet with Butterfly Wings
> Thru the Eyes of Ruby
1979
For Martha
(BC at 10:43: Thanks.)
[encore break]
Iha: Grazie, thank you very much. Thanks a lot, you guys have been rockin’. You guys have been cool.
BC: Cheers, thank you.
Iha: (British accent) Cheers. (normal voice) I hate to be totally cliche but how is everyone? Is everyone rocking? Keepin' the faith? Heh heh.
Night Boat (with Simon LeBon)
D’arcy: Thank you, Simon.
Iha: Thank you much.
LeBon: Thank you.
Iha: Simon Le Bond!
James Bond Theme (tease - 20 seconds)
BC: Thank you one and all. Goodnight, children.
Transmission / Help!

Photos & Memorabilia

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