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The Smashing Pumpkins
Date 2000-02-27
Venue Canopy Club
Location Urbana, IL, US
Venue Type Club
Capacity 750
Lineup Corgan, Iha, Chamberlin, Auf der Maur
Order of Bands The Smashing Pumpkins
Surfaced Recordings
AUD #1
Source AUD
Format DAT
Equipment CSBMod > M1
Length 51m (soundcheck)
128m (show)
Complete? No
Lowest Circulating Generation DDC-? > CDR
Live Music Archive 16-bit download (soundcheck)
16-bit download (show)
Notes Soundcheck recorded from outside, show from center behind pit, roughly 30 feet from stage. Show has gaps in tracks on all circulating copies. Pale Scales cuts in and We Love You cuts out. Join Together is missing.
Unsurfaced Recordings
AUD #2
Source AUD
Format MD
Equipment Radioshack mic > MS722
Length 121m
Complete? Unknown
AUD #3
Source AUD
Format DAT
Equipment SPPB > M1
Length Unknown
Complete? No
Notes Many songs cut or missing.



  • Promise (take one)
  • Promise (take two)
  • Promise (take three)
  • Promise (take four)
  • Join Together [The Who]
  • Tristessa (tease)
  • Once in a Lifetime [The Talking Heads] (take one)
  • Once in a Lifetime [The Talking Heads] (take two)
  • Once in a Lifetime [The Talking Heads] (take three)
  • Once in a Lifetime [The Talking Heads] (take four)
  • Once in a Lifetime [The Talking Heads] (take five)


  • Pale Scales
  • The Everlasting Gaze
  • Heavy Metal Machine
  • Crush
  • Tonight, Tonight
  • I Am One (with rant)
  • I of the Mourning
  • Glass and the Ghost Children
  • Rock On [Essex]
  • Zero
  • To Sheila
  • Stand Inside Your Love
  • Cherub Rock

Encore One:

  • 1979
  • Join Together [The Who]

Encore Two:

  • Ava Adore
  • Bullet with Butterfly Wings
    • Once in a Lifetime [Talking Heads] [4:28]

Encore Three:

  • X.Y.U. (with rant)
    • Rock On [Essex] (tease)
    • Bullet with Butterfly Wings (tease)
  • Blister in the Sun [The Violent Femmes] (tease)
  • Gloria [Them] (tease)
  • What I Like About You [The Romantics] (tease)
  • We Love You (tease)
  • Smooth [Thomas/Santana] (tease)
  • (drum solo)
  • Celebrity Skin [Hole] (tease)
  • How Many More Times [Led Zeppelin] (tease)
  • We Love You


  • 1979 and Join Together performed acoustic
  • First performance of Promise
  • Billy took a group of fans out to IHOP prior to the show


Pale Scales
The Everlasting Gaze
> Heavy Metal Machine
BC: Thank you very much, thank you, thank you, thank you.
Tonight, Tonight
> I Am One
(BC midsong: Yeah! First of all, first of all, first of all, when it’s so bright, I cannot see. I would much rather be in the dark to see. It is too bright for me to see, can you understand? There you go, thank you very much. There you go. Hello! Welcome to our millennium. Welcome, welcome to our revolution. And when I say that, I don’t mean the Smashing Pumpkins revolution, I mean a human revolution. Woo!, what’s that mean, what’s that mean? That means yes, we’re going to take back control of our own lives, we’re going to wrestle control back from the internet, the television networks, yes, everyone, we’re going to get control of our own lives back, this is our millennium, yes. Some of you may be saying, “But I don’t want control of my millennium.” Well, maybe you don’t, but I do. Inside, inside, inside, we creepy crawl out of your night. From the cold, from the sun, we are elemental, we are burning, we are crashing, we are dead, we are reborn, we are dead again, we are reborn again, we are innnnndestructible, indestructible, indestructible, indestructible, indestructible, we are indestructible, in. Now, I know they don’t teach you this shit at no college. This is a lesson from the school of hard knocks. (sings) We are the machines...)
BC: Well, hi, um...sorry about all that end of the world stuff. Heh heh heh. Uh...over here to my right, Mr. James Iha. And over here to my right, Miss Me-lift-a-ah, Me-lift-a, Oof der Maur. Behind me, on the marshmallows, Mr. Jimmy Chamberlin. We’d like to play you another new song from our forthcoming new album, which comes out in about 36 hours? No, 24 hours, no, wait, 20, around there. So um, we hope you like the album. This is one of our favorite songs, it’s called I of the Mourning.
I of the Mourning
Glass and the Ghost Children
> Rock On
(BC during Iha solo: Ladies and gentlemen, on the lead guitar, Lou Holtz.)
To Sheila
Stand Inside Your Love
Cherub Rock
(BC over opening drumroll: Thank you very much, ladies and gentlemen, thank you very much for coming to our concert tonight! We’d like to thank all the lunatics who were out in line all night. We’d like to dedicate this last song to, yes, you, the people, who make the rock and roll happen. Yes, people, that’s right, people. Your vote is the only vote that matters to us. We love you, we thank you. We send this song out to you, this is Cherub Rock.)
[encore break]
Iha: Thank you, thanks a lot. How are you guys doing, are you hot? Well, okay. Just imagine yourself as a lotus flower, floating down the river and you’re not in a hot, sweaty moshpit. Well, we appreciate your rock and roll patience and now we will go acoustic for a few more minutes.
BC: Before we start.... [tape cut]
Iha: Woohoo! (1979 backing track starts) Alright, come on!
1979 (acoustic, Jimmy plays guitar)
Join Together (acoustic)
[encore break]
Ava Adore
> Bullet with Butterfly Wings
> Once in a Lifetime
Iha: Woo!
BC: Sorry you had to watch band rehearsal. Thanks, goodnight.
[encore break]
X.Y.U. / Rock On / Bullet with Butterfly Wings
BC during jammed outro: Goddamn! Wooo!! Goddamn! Thank god the south won the Civil War, goddamn! Thank god that pigs can fly, goddamn! Thank god I have X-ray eyes and I can see what everyone looks like with their clothes off, goddamn! Goddamn! Alright. This is the kind of shit you do when you’re mature, goddamn! Woo! Me and my girl, we’re gonna get a kegger, goddamn! We’re gonna go over down by the river, goddamn! ‘Cause I got somethin’ I wanna show her, goddamn. Woo! That’s right! Hold on a second, kick it down. (band plays quieter) I used to have this girlfriend when I was about 18, who used to live down here, and I used to say, “What do people do down in this part of the world?” and she goes, (Southern accent) “Honey, there’s only two things you can do down here: take drugs and fuck,” (normal voice) goddamn! Of course, I dumped her and got rid of her ‘cause she was stupid. I mean, [unintelligible word] most guys are stupid and we take credit for their [unintelligible word] stupid. And when you find a stupid girl, goddamn. Goddamn! Oh, that’s right, I used to be a feminist guy, I don’t care, goddamn! Don’t forget, on a show this big, goddamn! Let us creepy crawl, let us creepy crawl, away into the night, creepy crawl. (sings) Hey kids, rock and roll, (speaks) oh, that’s that older version. (half singing) Despite all my rage, I am still just a rat in a cage, (speaks) oh yeah, goddamn. (dumb guy voice) “Hey, you guys gonna play any of your old shit?,” (normal voice) goddamn! (dumb guy voice) “I really liked that Gish album, you guys was good back then,” (normal voice) goddamn! Goddamn. (song ends) Now James, I’ve known you for a long time. I’m being serious now, this is not a gimmick. No no no, this isn’t one of our stage spiels, this is for real. I’ve known you since you were what, 18? Right, when I was 19? Right?
Iha: [mumbles]
BC: Right? And soon I’m gonna be 33 and you’re gonna be 32?
Iha: I’ll be a thousand years old.
BC: Yeah, I’ll be a thousand and one. And um, please don’t celebrate our birthdays, we don’t either. I guess what I’m trying to say is, I just feel too old to go on with these kind of funny spiels, so...don’t even try, don’t even try to fake me out, take me somewhere I don’t wanna go, don’t even try. Goddamn.
Iha: Alright, well...thanks a lot. I like you people a lot, have a nice day. (Billy doodles) Ah, okay, you can go, go on.
Blister in the Sun (tease - Billy doodles the song while Iha talks and it eventually turns into a blues jam built around the riff)
Iha: I can’t go until you go. Do you like college here? I thought about going here but I didn’t. I went to a junior community college. And then I went to this other college, my credits didn’t transfer [2 unintelligible words] and I was really [unintelligible word]. I got...pregnant by the devil. When I get to Chicago, [unintelligible]. [unintelligible]. Let’s forget about it. Let’s forget about those [unintelligible word] motherfuckin’ [unintelligible word], alright? Movin’ on to new territory, people, this is the new intercontinental Smashing Pumpkins here in Champaign. Sendin’ out our space laser guitar waves. But I’m [unintelligible word]. Ow! Owww! Don’t hit me with that guitar so loud. I ain’t got no more fun right about now. (jamming stops) You got a riff?
BC: That’s what I’m tryin’ to say, I’m all out of riffs. There’s no more.
Iha: How ‘bout Gloria?
Gloria (tease - band jams for a minute)
> What I Like About You (tease - Billy speaks lyrics over Gloria tease)
BC: That’s what I like about you, you keep me warm at night. (jamming stops) That was a different song.
We Love You (tease - 3 notes)
BC: Let’s just call it a day, that’s the end of the concert. Thank you.
Iha: Goodnight! Goodnight.
BC: Now the old Pumpkins, the good Pumpkins, we could’ve gone all night, but we’re too old, it’s just - that’s the end.
Iha: [1-2 unintelligible words].
Smooth (tease - Iha speaks a line)
Iha: Give me your heart or then forget about it! Goodnight!
(35 seconds of silence)
BC: Can you hear, James? (crowd cheers) Can you feel the applause? I say drum solo.
drum solo (10 seconds)
BC: That’s the shit you do to warm up, now show ‘em what you can really do.
drum solo (10 seconds)
BC: Almost.
drum solo (10 seconds)
BC: Heh heh. Somehow you’re not too old, heh heh. I don’t know how that worked out. Bass solo! (Melissa plays a few notes)
Celebrity Skin (tease - 6 notes on guitar, followed by the same ones on bass a moment later)
BC: Why don’t - you can play the beginning of Sabotage, can’t you? The beginning of Sabotage? Now seriously, that’s the end of the concert, thank you very much. There’s no more! There just can’t possibly be any more to give to you. Actually, I got an idea! Hey James, James, come here one second, come here. You could do your, you could do your Worf impression.
How Many More Times (tease - Melissa)
Iha: Alright, I will do my Worf impression if we start this next riff.
BC: Okay, it’s a promise, okay, wait, gotta be quiet, shhh. If you do this impression, then I’ll - we’ll just do the song.
Iha: Does anybody watch Star Trek: The Next Generation? Alright, this is my imitation of Lieutenant Worf, who is the weapons commander on the bridge. Alright, if I do this, I’m hoping we’re gonna play this riff and then we can all go home. No, but don’t worry, there’s a lot of music in that one riff. So, here’s my imitation of Lieutenant Worf. (Worf voice) Captain, if we do not attack now, the Cardassians will strike. (crowd cheers) Even those aliens must be [unintelligible word]. Captain, I feel it in my blood, if we do not strike, the dastardly Cardassians will strike upon us with photons. (crowd cheers) (normal voice) Okay, let’s kick it, let’s play that last riff and let’s go.
We Love You

we’re gonna get so high
we’re gonna reach to the sky
we’re gonna wonder why
we don’t try every day
can you see the light?
can you feel the light?
everything’s alright
everything’s alright

we love you
we love you
we love you
we love you
we love you
we love you
we love you

who am i today
who am i yesterday
where am i going to
why do i care so much
must i walk in circles
to know I’m really square
and the world’s a triangle
that does not care

we’re gonna get so high
we’re gonna reach to the sky
you’re gonna go so far
you’re gonna wonder who you are

we love you
we love you
we love you
we love you
we love you
we love you
we love you
[tape cuts]