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The Smashing Pumpkins
Date 1998-07-12
Venue Aerial Theater
Location Houston, TX, US
Venue Type Theater
Capacity 2400
Lineup Corgan, Iha, Wretzky, Aronoff, Garson, Morris, Hodges
Order of Bands The Smashing Pumpkins
Surfaced Recordings
Pre-FM #1
Source Pre-FM
Format DAT
Equipment Unknown
Length 143m
Complete? No
Lowest Circulating Generation DAT-M > CDR
Live Music Archive 16-bit download
Notes Dropout in 1979. DDC-2 > CDR transfer also circulates. Includes press conference.
FM #1
Source FM
Format DAT
Equipment Unknown
Length 129m
Complete? Yes
Lowest Circulating Generation DDC-? > CDR
PRO #1
Sources PRO
Format VID
Equipment Pro-Cam (One)
Length ~10m
Complete? No
Lowest Circulating Generation Master > VHS-M > DVD
Notes Single cam center shot of the first two songs (both cut) and check presentation, mixed with press conference footage.
Unsurfaced Recordings
FM #2
Sources FM
Format ANA
Equipment Unknown
Length ~130m
Complete? Unknown
AUD #1
Sources AUD
Format DAT
Equipment MKE2 > M1
Length ~130m
Complete? Unknown
PRO #2
Sources PRO
Format VID
Equipment Pro-Cams
Length ~130m
Complete? Yes
Notes Assumed to be a full multicam video.
SBD #1
Source SBD
Format ADAT
Equipment Unknown
Length ~130m
Complete? Yes
Notes Vault copy.



  • To Sheila
  • Behold! the Night Mare
  • Pug
  • Tear
  • Crestfallen
  • Ava Adore
  • Perfect
  • Annie-Dog
  • Summertime [Gershwin/Heyward] (tease)
    • Blank Page
  • Tonight, Tonight
  • Let Me Give the World to You
  • Stumbleine
  • (percussion solo)
    • Where Boys Fear to Tread (tease)
    • Bullet with Butterfly Wings
  • Shame
  • For Martha


  • (check presentation)
  • 1979
  • Transmission [Joy Division] [18:20]
    • Let's Dance [Bowie] (tease)


  • Tonight, Tonight, Let Me Give the World to You, and Stumbleine performed acoustic
  • Let Me Give the World to You and Transmission were played instead of Once Upon a Time and Thru the Eyes of Ruby, both of which were on the setlist


To Sheila
> Behold! The Night Mare
> Pug
> Tear
> Crestfallen
> Ava Adore
BC: Hello, heh heh heh.
> Annie-Dog
> Summertime (tease)
> Blank Page
BC: Thank you. ... Thank y’all so very much, thank you for being here with us tonight. Thank you for sharing this, uh, benefit concert with us. So we’d like to, uh, play an old song for you now, we’d like to dedicate this song to you for being here tonight, for supporting us as always. Even though we’ve lost our minds and all that kind of stuff, thank you anyway. This one’s for you. You ready there, Tex?
Tonight, Tonight (acoustic)
BC: This, uh, next song, uh, we were gonna put on our album, then we decided it was too long. And then, we still get criticized for the album being too long so you can imagine if this song was on it as well, it would’ve been really too long. So, this song, uh, most people never heard this song but I’d like to play it for you tonight, seems...fitting. This is called Let Me Give the World to You.
Let Me Give the World to You (Billy solo acoustic)
BC: Thank you. How y’all doin’ up there in the balcony, you look a little, uh, you alright? Heh heh heh. You ready there, D’arcy? I’m starting the song. 1234!
Stumbleine (acoustic)
> drum/percussion solo
> Where Boys Fear to Tread (tease)
> Bullet with Butterfly Wings
> Shame
For Martha
Iha: Thank you, thank you, thank you. Thanks. Thanks. Thanks.
BC: God bless you, thank you, good night, thank you, god bless you.
[encore break]
Iha: Thank you very, very much. You guys have been rockin’ tonight. Uh, we’d like to make a special presentation. Uh, we’d like to show you where your money went tonight. It went to the Christian Children’s Charity in the Boys and Girls Harbor and these are some people from the organization and they would like to have a word with you.
D’arcy: I wanna say something first. We are going around the country, doing this charity tour and I have to say, you know, you guys do things bigger in Texas. And, uh, that includes the charities and - and your hearts seem bigger too because these places are so well looked after and so well taken care of. It’s...it’s been happy for us to go and visit these places, like a happy thing, and um, it’s - it’s been different from everywhere else. It’s - and I just wanna thank you for your support.
Sylvia Garcia: Hello Houston, how are we doing tonight? I’m Sylvia Garcia, the city controller for the city of Houston, in behalf - behalf of the mayor, all the entire city council, and all the children of Houston, I wanna declare today Smashing Pumpkin Day in the city of Houston! What a great day! What a great day! Now let’s make - let’s make some noise ‘cause we know they were in Dallas the other day, but we know the real city of Houston is THE city in Texas, so let’s make some noise! Let’s make noise! Woo! Now I want you all to remember what all of this is about, they have gone or they’re going to 13 cities and every single piece, a penny that you give to the concert tonight goes to Children’s Charities. It’s about...it’s about giving back, giving back, so they’re challenge you tonight to give back to a charity of your choice that helps children and to talk about the specific children’s society that’s getting it in Houston, is Executive Soc-(stutters), Director of Children’s Charities, right here!
Lady: On behalf of the board of directors of Houston Children’s Charity and the over 40 agencies that we support in the city, I would like to personally thank D’arcy, James and Billy for this exemplary...for their exemplary act of love and compassion. My desire is that performers all over the world, throughout this country, will take notice of this level of generosity and feel compelled to follow suit...and we thank you.
Iha: Thank you ver - thank you very - thank you very much. Um, we’d like to make a big check presentation, right here right now, we’d like to present, uh, Houston Children’s Charity with a hundred and fifteen thousand seven hundred and twenty dollars, don’t go spending it all in one place. (Mike plays organ fanfare) (laughing) Thank you Mike Garson. And uh, that’s where your money went tonight and we’re really happy to give it to such a great organization. Thanks a lot. ... And now, we will get back to the rock. Here we go, let’s rock.
BC: James, wait a second. You obviously haven’t read, we don’t rock anymore.
Iha: Well, sort of.
BC: We’ve abandoned ship, we don’t believe it-
D’arcy: (overlapping) That’s - that’s what the critics say. We don’t rock. Sorry.
Iha: I ask you...
BC: Not to - I’m telling you we don’t rock anymore.
D’arcy: Uh, that’s what they say.
Iha: I ask you good people of Houston, are we rocking?
BC: Thank you very much for a great evening. Oh. The pick giver.

Photos And Memorabilia

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