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The Smashing Pumpkins
Date 2008-11-19
Venue Chicago Theatre
Location Chicago, IL, US
Venue Type Theater
Capacity 3600
Lineup Corgan, Chamberlin, Schroeder, Reyes, Harriton, Pooley, Shankar, Bradley, McNair
Order of Bands The Smashing Pumpkins
Surfaced Recordings
SBD #1
Source SBD
Format FLAC
Equipment Unknown
Length 137m
Complete? Yes
Lowest Circulating Generation FLAC-M
Official Bootleg livedownloads.com
AUD #1
Source AUD
Format WAV
Equipment built-in/SS-DSM-6S>PA-6LC3>R-09HR(24/48)
Length 129m
Complete? No
Lowest Circulating Generation WAV-M>FLAC
Official Bootleg 24-bit download
Notes Row FF, seat 411. Mics accidentally plugged into headphone jack until Sunkissed, resulting in first six songs being recorded with built-in mics. Soma through I of the Mourning missing. A Song for a Son cuts in. Remainder of show recorded with external mics.
Unsurfaced Recordings



  • Ava Adore
  • Cupid de Locke
  • 1979
  • 99 Floors
  • Owata
  • Sunkissed
  • Soma
  • Cherub Rock
  • Zero
  • Bodies
  • Crestfallen
  • I of the Mourning
  • A Song for a Son
  • Landslide [Nicks]
  • Country Death Song [Violent Femmes] (tease)
    • Charge [Walker]
  • Disarm
  • Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
  • Galapogos
  • Gossamer
  • As Rome Burns
  • The Sounds of Silence [Simon]
    • Lil' Red Riding Hood [Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs]
  • The March Hare
    • Suffer (middle section only)
  • Age of Innocence


  • That's the Way (My Love Is)
  • I Am One Part 2


  • 99 Floors, Owata, Sunkissed, Landslide, Disarm, and That's the Way (My Love Is) performed acoustic
  • White Crosses tour date: everybody buying combination-tickets to both the Black Sunshine and the White Crosses concerts during the Smashing Pumpkins 20th Anniversary tour, received a download link in February 2009. In the download: 4 live songs recorded during the 20th Anniversary tour.


2008 Intro
Ava Adore
Cupid de Locke
(BC over outro: Good evening, ladies and gentlemen! Good evening! Welcome to our show.)
99 Floors (acoustic)
Owata (acoustic)
Sunkissed (abandoned after 4 seconds when Billy forgets to make the first chord change)
> Sunkissed (acoustic)
Cherub Rock
> Zero
> Bodies
I of the Mourning
A Song for a Son
BC: Thank you very much, thank you.
Landslide (Billy/Jeff acoustic)
BC: Thank you very much, thank you. Thank you, thank you. Who was here last night? Oh, that’s pretty good. Glad you came back, heh heh heh heh. Heh, (fake laughing) ha ha ha. (normal voice) Yeah, there you go. It’s always my favorite part of the show, yell dumb shit time. Let’s yell dumb shit together, (mumbles noises), a heh heh.
Guy in crowd: Go Bears!
BC: Exactly, exactly. Go Bears, that’s all I gotta say. Go Bears 2012, end of the world, Super Bowl team, world blows up, we’re good. Ditka saves us from armageddon, we’re good. Ditka comes out of retirement, scores the winning touchdown, 2012, world ends. Awesome, awesome, that’s the way I want to go. Heh heh. I’m just stalling for time ‘cause I have a cold and I’m just trying to catch my breath - ‘scuse me! I’ll play something so you can entertain yourselves.
Country Death Song (tease - Billy joined by Ginger and one keyboard)
> Charge (one keyboard only)
BC: Hey, by the way.... Hold on a second, sorry. Isn’t it about time I write the new Cubs song? (crowd cheers) Right? (crowd cheering turns to booing) Hey, hey, hey hey hey, ho-o-o, hey, hey. Sox fans. Exactly, Sox fans, heh heh, hold on a second, hold on a second. Sox fans, this conversation’s not for you, stay the fuck out of it! This is a Cub fan conversation, I’ll get around to the Sox in a second! Just hold on, hold on, hold on hold on, heh heh. Okay, Cubs fans, raise your hand. See, we’re not ashamed, 101 years and counting, we’re not ashamed. Really. God bless Steve Goodman but I think I can do better than Go, Cubs, Go. Come on, really. Really. Really. I’ve been called a lot of things, arrogant is one of them. I don’t think this is arrogance, I think I can top Go, Cubs, Go. And oh by the way...if, if, if, the Cubs did have a chance this last year that just passed, fuckin’ Eddie Vedder killed that shit dead. Last I checked, Eddie ain’t livin’ here, okay? Eddie ain’t livin’ here to write a song about my fuckin’ team, okay? Now, Cubs fans, Cubs fans, hold your bitterness for a second, let me talk to the Sox fans for a second, Sox fans, where are you? Sox fans...like any good baseball fan knows, your team has been the better team lately, right? You have won a World Series last I checked, right? Right? Come on, Cubs fans, let’s give it up for the Sox, come on, it’s okay. Come on, you can do it. Obama’s bringing it all back together, come on. (Billy claps on mic) Okay, that said, I don’t give a fuck about the White Sox, okay? I gave you your respect, now kiss my ass. I’m just kiddin’, I actually watch the Sox too. Yes, believe it or not, as a baseball fan, I just can’t wait for that next Ozzie meltdown. Watching Bobby Jenks get bigger. Expanding into the universe. Is he still with the Sox, Bobby Jenks? Yeah, okay, now that I’ve killed the show with baseball, I’ll just go home now, goodnight, thank you! Of course, that would be the Sox fans booing. Alright, okay, let’s just shh, back to the show. Back to the show.
Guy in crowd: [2 unintelligible words]!
BC: No, we won’t be playing that song tonight, my friend. In fact, we won’t be playing a lot of your favorites tonight. But this might be one of your favorites. This one might be.
Jeff: (off mic) Yeah!
BC: Yes. And by the way, I wrote this on the North Side, okay? Where the good songs happen: on the North Side.
Disarm (acoustic)
Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
> Galapogos
As Rome Burns
The Sounds of Silence
> Li’l Red Riding Hood
The March Hare
> Suffer (partial)
> The March Hare
Age of Innocence
(BC before bridge: Ladies and gentlemen of Chicago, that’s the end of the show. Yeaaah. We’d like to ask you one favor, one favor, one small favor, it’s put your hands together like this. There you go. (singing) Before the rites of spring...)
[encore break]
That’s the Way (acoustic)
BC: I’m tired, heh heh. I don’t wanna play anymore, heh. I’m tired.
Jeff: (off mic) You don’t feel like further rockin’? Hang in there, brother.
BC: I don’t wanna play anymore, I’m tired.
Jeff: (off mic) You got it, [unintelligible], heh heh heh heh.
BC: Do we have ta?, heh heh heh. I’ll let you vote, heh heh, I’m tired, heh heh. No, we’re, heh - really, I wanna go home, please let me go home. Who wants to let me go home?, put your hands in the air. There you go, I love you, I love you, my friend. Once you hear this next song, you may wish that I went home.
I Am One Pt. 2

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