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The Smashing Pumpkins
Date 2000-11-06
Venue Olympia Theatre
Location Dublin, IE
Venue Type Theater
Capacity 1300
Lineup Corgan, Iha, Chamberlin, Auf der Maur, Garson, Holmes
Order of Bands The Smashing Pumpkins
Surfaced Recordings
AUD #1
Source AUD
Format MD
Equipment Unknown
Length 118m
Complete? Yes
Lowest Circulating Generation MD-M > CDR
Live Music Archive 16-bit download
Notes Show was found in a record shop the day after the show. This almost certainly had to come from the taper. This is probably an MD recording, in any case the lowest circulating generation is Master>CDR.
Unsurfaced Recordings
AUD #2
Source AUD
Format DAT
Equipment SS-DSM-6 > TCD-D7
Length 112m
Complete? Unknown



  • The Everlasting Gaze
  • Bullet with Butterfly Wings
    • Once in a Lifetime [Talking Heads] [4:37]
    • Sabbra Cadabra (tease) [Black Sabbath]
  • Glass and the Ghost Children
    • Le Deux Machina (tease)
  • Siva (abandoned)
  • Siva [4:14]
  • If There Is a God
  • Cash Car Star
  • Blue Skies Bring Tears
    • (drum solo)
  • Games Without Frontiers [Gabriel]
  • Rock On [Essex]
    • Heavy Metal Machine
  • To Sheila
  • This Time
  • Today
  • Stand Inside Your Love
  • Tonight, Tonight
  • Let Me Give the World to You
  • I Will Follow (tease) [U2]
  • Home
  • Porcelina of the Vast Oceans


  • Fairytale of New York (tease) [Pogues]
  • 1979


  • Disarm may have been played
  • To Sheila, Time Time, Today, Stand Inside Your Love, and 1979 performed acoustic
  • Final performances of Games Without Frontiers and Once in a Lifetime
  • First performance of Siva since 1999-04-15 (141 shows)
  • Last performance of Blue Skies Bring Tears until 2007-06-23
  • Last performance of Let Me Give the World to You until 2007-10-15
  • Last performance of Home until 2007-05-22


Silent Machines Intro
The Everlasting Gaze
> Bullet with Butterfly Wings
> Once in a Lifetime
> Sabbra Cadabra (tease)
Glass and the Ghost Children
> Le Deux Machina (tease)
BC: Thank you very much, thank you very much, good evening. Welcome, welcome. Thank you very much, yes. It’s good to be back in the home country. This is the last show of our European tour, our final European tour. The last show in Ireland. Try to do a few different things for you tonight for you for a special treat [unintelligible]. This next song we haven’t played for probably about four years (crowd cheers) so - wow, wait ‘til you hear it first. This is off our first album.
Siva (abandoned - Billy starts in wrong key)
BC: Ah, see! I fucked up already.
If There is a God
> Cash Car Star
> Blue Skies Bring Tears
Games Without Frontiers
> Rock On (partial)
(BC after short Iha intro: Thank you very much! Thank you very much. Thank you very much. That was a song by Peter Gabriel, in case you didn’t tell. How y’all feelin’ tonight? Heh heh heh heh. How you feelin’? Can you feel alright? How you feelin’ up there? Alright, there you go. I’m feeling alright myself. Me and Spooky Tooth over here.... We’re getting a little long in the ears and we need to kick it down for a second every once in a while...catch the breath.)
> Heavy Metal Machine
BC: Thank you. ... Thank you, thank you, heh heh. Thanks very much.
To Sheila (acoustic)
This Time (Billy/Iha acoustic)
Today (acoustic)
BC: If you’ll indulge us, we’d like to play you one more quiet song, this is Stand Inside Your Love.
Stand Inside Your Love (acoustic)
Tonight, Tonight
> Let Me Give the World to You
BC: Thank you, thank you. Thank you very much. James, you wanna tell a joke or something? James Iha, ladies and gentlemen.
Iha: Uh...I don’t know any jokes so....
BC: You can talk about mad cow disease, that always goes over real big.
Iha: Mad cow disease? Uh...
Iha: BSE? Talk about the Euro dollar? Yeah. I don’t know. What do you feel like? What’s that? You wanna talk about America? Heh heh. That’s very impressive.
BC: Everybody wants to know about America, James, tell everyone what America is like.
Iha: Well, as a young boy, I had so many hamburgers and hot dogs and rock music in my life. And I went to school and I sang the national anthem and I ended up in an alternative loud rock band. Heh heh.
BC: The American dream.
Iha: Yeah, I guess it is, right.
BC: Speaking of the American dream...
Iha: Yes, the American dream is about to happen again, the election.
BC: Yes, we’re looking very forward.
Iha: Is that totally depressing or...? Yeah, I think it’s totally depressing [unintelligible]. Politics are not our strong point but...if Bush wins, it’s very scary. And we apologize as American rock band now if he wins. And now, we’ll rock some more.
BC: No no no. No, uh, the last song....
Iha: Alright. So, about his economic policies, it seems that the upper stratosphere....
BC: No no no, they - they’re not interested in the G8 or whatever, G9 or.... They’re interested in the C9.
Iha: Now since Holland pulled its backing out of the Euro dollar, it seems that the Euro has taken.... Or the Millennium Dome, well, here’s another waste of money in United Kingdom or...I don’t know.
BC: Posh and Becks?
Iha: Heh heh heh! What about Posh and Becks, do you people like them? He’s a hell of a net ball player? Oh, football, yeah, right. I sure do like rock music though. And uh, alright. Sorry, what were you gonna say?
BC: I just wanna put a plug in for our last album, Machina II. The last song that we played, Let Me Give the World to You, is on that album and this next song we’d like to play for you is also on that album, it’s called Home. Oh by the way, this song shows our blatant U2 influences so tellingly. But they’re not gonna get any royalties out of us.
Iha: Hey, I will not follow.
I Will Follow (tease - Billy plays the riff poorly)
Iha: People! A fine rock feat! That’s a pretty, pretty good song.
BC: It’s not bad, it’s okay.
Iha: Heh, it’s not bad.
BC: Okay, this is Home.
Porcelina of the Vast Oceans
[encore break]
Iha: Thank you, thank you very much.
BC: Thank you very much.
Iha: You are exceedingly nice...and I hope we’ve been relatively rocking.
BC: They’re almost - almost pleasant.
Iha: Us pleasant. Just like the weather. Um, okay, I would like to introduce the band at present. I would like to introduce a legendary - ugh, legendary piano player, all the way from Brooklyn, New York, Mr. Mike Garson. Hell of a piano player. All the way from Chicago, on crazy keyboards, space sounds and stuff, Mr. Chris Holmes. Ow! And now, from Canada, a socialist, a fiery vixen, Miss Melissa Auf der Maur. Rockin’ those four strings. Happy to be in Dublin. Happy to have a pint, I see, didn’t you have a pint or something? Ohhhhhh.
BC: She’s drinkin’, wait, she’s drinkin’ dirt. That’s dirt!
Iha: Actually, I’ve always been told to have Guinness in Ireland and it’s quite good.
BC: It helps you poop, I hear.
Iha: It’s kind of like having a salad and a beer all in one, it’s so heavy. Alright, um, heh, from Joliet, Illinois, the bruiser, the cruiser, the drummer of the Smashing Pumpkins, Mr. Jimmy Chamberlin. Fuckin’ shitpot drums. He also plays guitar too. Heh heh. What was that new one you were working on the other day, Jimmy? The Bach fugue in B minor? (Jimmy doodles for a second) That was a yes, that wasn’t it but the other day he was playing, uh... (Jimmy doodling again) Ah yes, I feel myself transported to Austria in some time. I would like to have some tea and some - some sort of nice pastry. I think that would be great. Have all sorts of Rococo furniture and uh, a way gone, a giant clock with. Alright, on lead vocals, songwriting, sonic destruction, Mr. Billy Corgan.
Fairytale of New York (tease)
(Iha: And the boys of the NYPD choir were singing Galway Bay. And the bells are ringing out. Well, it’s not Christmas but...I coulda been someone but so could anyone. You’re a punk, you’re a - you’re an old slut on junk. Alright, I like that Pogues record very much.)
BC: [unintelligible]. I heard the rumor you’re into the Coors too.
Iha: Heh heh. They do seem to have some very nice harmonies.
BC: I won’t go there.
Iha: Alright.
BC: And on lead death ray guitar, Mr. James Iha. Now before we play this final song, we’d like to say thank you very much for a wonderful concert and great evening.
Iha: You rock.
BC: We appreciate very much the support that we’ve received in Ireland and um...that’s all I can say. We love you, thank you, god bless.
1979 (acoustic, Jimmy plays guitar)

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