Tsp1998-07-07

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The Smashing Pumpkins
Date 1998-07-07
Venue New World Music Theater
Location Tinley Park, IL, US
Venue Type Amphitheater
Capacity 30,000
Lineup Corgan, Iha, Wretzky, Aronoff, Garson, Morris, Hodges
Order of Bands Cheap Trick, The Smashing Pumpkins
Surfaced Recordings
AUD #1a
Source AUD
Format MD
Equipment MZ-R30
Length 40m
Complete? No
Lowest Circulating Generation MD-M > CDR
Live Music Archive 16-bit download
Notes Starts at For Martha, Transmission cuts. Recorded from lawn.
AUD #2
Source AUD
Format MD
Equipment unknown
Length 128m
Complete? Yes
Lowest Circulating Generation MD-M > CDR
Live Music Archive 16-bit download
Notes Recorded on a small MiniDisc recorder hidden inside a baseball cap with two microphones clipped to each side of the hat's bill. Seated about halfway back in the theater, on the right side of the venue. Tracks fade in and out. Right channel diginoise during Bullet with Butterfly Wings.
Unsurfaced Recordings
AUD #1
Source AUD
Format MD
Equipment MZ-R30
Length ~120m
Complete? No
Notes Transmission cuts. Recorded from lawn.
AUD #3
Source AUD
Format MCS
Equipment Unknown
Length 142m
Complete? Unknown
Notes Sounds like it was recorded in a toilet.
SBD #1
Source SBD
Format ADAT
Equipment Unknown
Length ~130m
Complete? Yes
Notes Vault copy.

Setlist


Set:

  • To Sheila
  • Behold! the Night Mare
  • Pug
  • Crestfallen
  • Ava Adore
  • Once Upon a Time
  • Tear
  • Daphne Descends
  • Thru the Eyes of Ruby
  • Perfect
  • Tonight, Tonight
  • Zero (tease)
    • Where Boys Fear to Tread (tease)
    • Bullet with Butterfly Wings
  • Shame
  • For Martha

Encore One:

  • (check presentation)
  • Today (tease) (Make-A-Wish kids on vocals)
  • I Want You to Want Me [Cheap Trick]
  • 1979

Encore Two:

  • Summertime [Gershwin/Heyward] (tease)
    • Blank Page
  • Transmission [Joy Division] [19:11]
    • Let's Dance [Bowie] (tease)

Notes

  • Show moved from Soldier Field due to slow sales
  • Perfect and Tonight, Tonight performed acoustic
  • I Want You to Want Me and 1979 with Rick Nielsen on guitar
  • it's unclear if the band skipped the percussion solo or if it's missing on the circulating recordings

Banter

To Sheila
Behold! the Night Mare
Pug
Crestfallen
Ava Adore

Corgan: Hi, thank you.
Once Upon a Time
Tear

Corgan: How's everybody doin', you alright? This is a song called Daphne Descends.
Daphne Descends
Thru the Eyes of Ruby
Perfect

Corgan: Thank you, thank you. As always you've made us feel very welcome to come home, so we thank you very much. It means a lot to us that so many of you are with us tonight and supporting us through all our changes.
Wretzky: Even though we don't rock anymore...
Corgan: Yeah, we don't rock anymore. Thank you anyway. So we have a lot of family here tonight, we have a lot of friends, but you know in a way you are our family as well, so we love you, we thank you. You've made this a very special night for us, what else can I say? I dedicate this next song to you, I hope it means as much to you as it means to me.
Tonight, Tonight
Bullet with Butterfly Wings
Shame
For Martha

Corgan: God bless you, thank you.
(encore break)
Make a wish spokeswoman: The Make a Wish foundation is extremely grateful to the Smashing Pumpkins...Today is the greatest day we've ever known! Mayor Daley proclaimed July 7th as Smashing Pumpkins day in Chicago!
Corgan: Hey wait a second. If today in Chicago, if we're, if today is Smashing Pumpkins day, does that mean we can play Grant Park later on today? For free?
Wretzky: Yes at about three o clock this morning...
Spokeswoman: The children of the Make a wish foundation would like to sing a song to the Smashing Pumpkins and to Chicago.
Today tease
Corgan: Thank you, thank you everybody, thank you. Don't go anywhere. Wait a second, wait a second. We're pround along with Cheap Trick to present the Make a wish foundation a check for 500,000 dollars...(long gap of tuning / silence)...well that's the end of the show, thank you, goodnight.
I Want You to Want Me
Corgan: Rick, you can still play on this song if you want to. The chords are Emaj7 to Amaj7, and then the turnarounds are F# minor to B major...you know the tune.
Nielsen: Thank you Billy!
1979
Corgan: Thank you, god bless you, goodnight.
(encore break)
Summertime / Blank Page
Corgan: God bless you, thank you for making this an unbelievable night for us. This is where it gets all very spacey, so we understand if you wanna head for your cars and all that, we're just gonna jam out for a little bit.
Transmission / Let's Dance


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