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The Smashing Pumpkins
Date 2008-12-08
Venue Auditorium Theatre
Location Chicago, IL, US
Venue Type Theater
Capacity 3929
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 158m
Complete? Yes
Lowest Circulating Generation FLAC-M
Official Bootleg livedownloads.com
Notes Gossamer appears on the Black Sunshine + White Crosses Bonus EP.
AUD #1
Source AUD
Format WAV
Equipment built-in>R-09
Length 146m
Complete? No
Lowest Circulating Generation WAV-M>FLAC
Notes Crestfallen cuts out, I of the Mourning cuts in.
AUD #2
Source AUD
Format MD
Equipment ECM-DS70P>SP-SPSB-11>MZ-M200
Length 142m
Complete? Yes
Lowest Circulating Generation MD-M>FLAC
Live Music Archive 16-bit download
Notes Row G, 15-20 feet from right stacks. Christmastime outro cut.
AMT #1
Source AUD
Format MOV
Equipment Aiptek A-HD+ 1080p
Length 98m
Complete? No
Lowest Circulating Generation MOV-M>DVD
Notes Second balcony, row D (DFC). Ends during Gossamer.
Unsurfaced Recordings
AUD #3
Source AUD
Format WAV
Equipment CA Mics>CA STC-900>R-09(16/44.1)
Length ~150m
Complete? Yes



  • The March Hare
    • Suffer (middle section only)
  • Heavy Metal Machine


  • 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]
  • Disarm
  • Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
  • Galapogos
  • Gossamer (16:18)
  • As Rome Burns
  • The Sounds of Silence [Simon]
    • Lil' Red Riding Hood [Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs]
  • The March Hare (13:48 medley)
    • Suffer (middle section only)
  • Age of Innocence


  • That's the Way (My Love Is)
  • I Am One Part 2 (14:18)
    • Taps [Butterfield]
  • Christmastime (PA outro)


  • Ginger Reyes and Lisa Harriton's last show
  • Jimmy's last show until 2015-07-07
  • 99 Floors, Owata, Sunkissed, Landslide, Disarm, and That's the Way (My Love Is) performed acoustic
  • Ava Adore, Cupid de Locke, and 1979 with Matt Walker on drums
  • Cupid de Locke with Jimmy on marching snare drum
  • 1979 with Jimmy on guitar
  • At the end of the show, the band handed out presents from a coffin while Christmastime played over the PA
  • Last performance of Landslide until 2010-09-24
  • Last performance of 99 Floors until 2010-12-07
  • Last performance of Suffer until 2011-10-05
  • Last performance of I of the Mourning until 2013-04-29
  • Last performances of Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness and Galapogos until 2014-08-30
  • Last performance of Age of Innocence until 2017-10-14 (Billy solo)
  • Last performance of Bodies until 2018-08-02
  • Final performances of Cupid de Locke, Sunkissed, Crestfallen, The Sounds of Silence, Li'l Red Riding Hood, The March Hare, and I Am One Part 2


2008 Intro
Ava Adore (with Matt Walker on drums)
Cupid de Locke (with Matt Walker on drums, Jimmy plays marching snare drum)
(BC over intro: Welcome to the show, everybody!)
1979 (with Matt Walker on drums, Jimmy plays guitar)
BC: Matt Walker on the drums, Matt Walker, thank you, Matt.
99 Floors (acoustic)
Owata (acoustic)
Sunkissed (acoustic)
BC: Thank you very much, thank you! We’re very happy that we made it back here, thank you very much for being patient with us. Like to dedicate this song to all you rockers out there. Of course to the rest of you too. Alright.
Cherub Rock
> Zero
> Bodies
BC: Thank you very much, thank you. We’d now like to kick it down for some slow jams. Heh, I like how as soon as I say that, people sit down, that’s good, that’s good. I didn’t know I had that power. Like to kick it in in a slow jam off the Adory album. 1998. A song called Crestfallen.
I of the Mourning
A Song for a Son
BC: Thank you very much, ladies and gentlemen, thank you. You feelin’ alright, you feelin’ alright? You okay up there? Yeaah. Who was here at our showwww, the first show? Oh, okay. Then you already heard my story, never mind. I tell this story about how I sat up there when I was a kid, 14 years old, my first concert.
Guy in crowd: Asia!
BC: Asia, that’s right, heh heh. Heat of the Moment. Then I told a story about a angry engineer, right? Alright. No one cares, Jeff, that’s the problem. You know, Jeff, I know you’re younger than me...
Jeff: Just a little bit.
BC: ...you’re just a little younger than me. If it’s not Youtube-able, it doesn’t matter.
Jeff: I've - that’s what I’ve heard, that’s what I’ve heard.
BC: If your relationship cannot be on Youtube, if your life...your story...that’s it.
Jeff: Yeah.
BC: If you got a joke that’s not Youtube-able, it’s not funny. That’s just the truth, man, that’s what I’m here for. Heh heh heh. That's right. (fierce voice) I am the truth and the way, currrr. (normal) Heh heh, heh heh, haha! I know you Christians out there are freaking out right now. I just made that up, okay? I just off the top of my head. Uh....
Jeff: Heh.
BC: Anyway, heh heh, now see, that was Youtube-able, that was Youtube-able, me quoting Christ. One star, "Corgan quotes Christ" and like 400 views.
Guy in crowd: Christ, yeah!
BC: Heh heh, anyway, we’d like to play a song for you now - surprisingly. It’s a song by Ms. Stevie Nicks. You know, here’s a little story, you’ll appreciate this one, Jeff. You know some of my family was there last night...
Jeff: Yeah, right, right, right.
BC: ...at the Aragon, if you were there at the Aragon. Thank you very much. And uh, a couple members of my family...
Jeff: Right, right.
BC: ...what song did they wanna hear? Not any of mine, heh.
Jeff: No, no, there was a [unintelligible word]...
BC: Landslide, that’s what they wanted to hear.
Jeff: ...that’s right, that's right.
BC: Not realizing the irony there.
Jeff: Well, what's the difference?
(Billy and Jeff laugh)
BC: I should be so lucky as to write a song as beautiful as this. So we hope you enjoy, this is Landslide. Actually, I changed my mind, I don’t wanna play that now. I never liked that song, it’s...it’s too hard to play anyway, right?
Jeff (off mic): Yeah, [unintelligible word].
BC: It’s just.... Heh. Alright, we’ll play the song, here we go.
Landslide (Billy/Jeff acoustic)
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
(BC during 2nd to last quiet part shortly before end: I need these people to give it to you, Jimmy. Come on, come on, give it to Jimmy! Owwwww!)
(BC during last quiet part before end: Shhhhhh, shhhhhhh. Shh, this is a holy place, shhh. ... Owwwwww!)
Age of Innocence
(BC before bridge: Chicago, Chicago, Chicago! I know you got it in you, I know you got it in you. I know you got it in ya. That’s right, come on. Come on, that's right. Okay, we have one favor to ask. Just help us out here on the ending, that’s it, small thing. Put your hands together like this. There you go, nice. (sings) Before the rites of spring...)
(BC immediately after lyrics finish: Thank you very much, thank you!)
[encore break]
That’s the Way (acoustic)
BC: (off mic) Thank you. (clapping into mic) ... Thank you. Whoa, hey. Heh heh. No, no, nope. Not only is this the last night of this particular tour...yes, heh, yay, heh heh. Um, this is the end of the entire Zeitgeist time period for me and Jimmy, we started way back in November of ‘05 so this is a - this is a long journey for us. And uh...when we decided to put the band back together...(large cheer)...yes. A few people, limited in number, believed it wasn’t possible. That’s right. I know. Made me feel like Palin up in Alaska. Just cookin’ in the kitchen, waitin’ for my turn. Anyway, heh heh, sorry, I’m so obsessed with her. Um, heh, anyway, when it all started, me and my best friend here.... (large cheer) My number one partner in crime. He’s got the muscles. But you know we spent a lot of days out there in North Scottsdale wondering if anyone would accept us back and wondering how it was gonna go, it’s been a bumpy ride, it’s been good times, few bad times, right? The good news is we’re totally fuckin’ pissed off again. That’s the good news, that’s the good news, ‘cause when we’re angry, we make better music, I think. But I just wanted to say to the millions listening out at home, right?, heh heh heh. Just like Michael Buffer, “To the millions at home....” Probably get sued for that now. It’s copyrighted, d’you know that?
Jimmy: Don't do it.
BC: I can’t do it. But for those of you who kept the faith with us, thank you very much, thank you. Thank you. It’s taken a lot of work to put this tour together so I’d like to personally take this moment to say thank you Stephen, thank you Gabrial, thank you Kris, thank you Lisa, thank you Gingger. And lastly, I’d like to say to these two people right here, lotta people said they couldn’t do it, lotta people said we could not do it. Thank you Ginger, we love you, thank you Jeff, we love you. It’s one thing, it’s one thing for me and my man back here to wanna make it happen but if we didn’t have people who would back us up and go into the foxhole with us, play the metal right, lay it down right every night, we couldn’t do it so thank you guys, thank you, thank you. You know a lot of people wondered why it took us so long to come back to Chicago, one of the reasons was we didn’t want to come back unless we were ready and now we’re ready, now we’re ready. This wasn’t any fuckin’ reunion tour, okay? This is obviously not a reunion tour, we’ve come back to rock, to make it happen, to be great again. Unfortunately the world of music couldn’t be lamer right now but I think you know what I’m talking about. So, heh, you know, the world might actually need us, even though it doesn’t know it. So.... So god bless you, thank you very much for a great show, we’ve had a great time, thank you, thank you for coming back, thank you.
I Am One Pt. 2
> Taps (horns play over the very end)