|The Smashing Pumpkins|
|Location||Minneapolis, MN, US|
|Lineup||Corgan, Schroeder, Cole|
|Order of Bands||The Eeries, Katie Cole, The Smashing Pumpkins|
|Equipment||Schoeps MK41 > Tinybox > PCM-M10 (24/48)|
|Lowest Circulating Generation||WAV > FLAC|
|Live Music Archive||24-bit download|
|Notes||Main set, row J seat 3.|
|Notes||Main set, balcony.|
|Notes||Preset: first 3 songs, partial Q&A.|
- Purr Snickety
- Bye June
- My Dahlia
- Tonight, Tonight
- 99 Floors
- My Poor Troubled Heart [traditional]
- For Your Love
- Drum + Fife
- A Stitch in Time
- Prairie Song
- Breathe [Pink Floyd] (tease)
- Jersey Shore
- To Sheila
- Behold! the Night Mare
- For Martha
- Blissed and Gone
- Ava Adore
- Now (and Then)
- The Crying Tree of Mercury
- Stand Inside Your Love
- Landslide [Nicks]
- Something [Beatles]
- Cardinal Rule
- In Plainsong: An Acoustic-Electro Evening; backing drumtracks, Katie Cole support on backup vocals and bass
- Blissed and Gone with Corgan on ukelele
- Stand Inside Your Love as duet with Katie Cole
- Something performed with both opening acts
- first performance of My Dahlia since 1989-02-18
Tonight, Tonight (Billy solo piano)
BC: No. What? Somebody put this in backwards (referring to his harmonica). That’s what we call in Pumpkinland a pro gig. There’s a way.
99 Floors (Billy solo acoustic)
Today (Billy solo acoustic)
BC: Thank you very kindly. My name, as you may have heard, is William. So, we’re so pleased you’re with us tonight, we have a very long show planned for you. No, not to generalize but every crowd tends to cheer that announcement. They don’t always feel the same at the end of the show. So hopefully you’ll be in the moral majority on that. Guess I’ll carry on now.
My Poor Troubled Heart (Billy solo acoustic)
Dorian (Billy solo acoustic)
For Your Love
BC: So this, uh, this next tune...uh, is for our U.S. service vets. It’s called Drum and Fife.
Drum + Fife
A Stitch in Time
Guy in crowd: Thank you!
BC: No, thank James Iha, he wrote that one.
BC: Thank you. You have just passed about the one third part of the show, heh heh. Now...
Guy in crowd: Start over!
BC: Heh heh heh. Only in your bedroom. Must be the Canadian air coming down. Do you guys know that Prince did Purple Rain just down the street, did you know that? Anyway. Happy to be in Gagne country. As a young child, it was your promotion up here at the AWA that got me into wrestling. I know this is sort of a strange thing - does anyone here know the Gagne family? I mean, do you know the family personally? Do you? You know them personally? I mean, do you know them know them or like you...text them?
Girl in crowd: It’s Gagne (different pronounciation that Billy’s been using)!
BC: What’s that?
Girl in crowd: It’s Gagne!
BC: Okay, Gagne, I’m sorry. In Chicago, we say Gagne or whatever, you know, it’s like SARS. (people start yelling stuff) As you as you mention wrestling, it goes straight downhill. I’ll go back to the art for a second. Uh, we are now in the part of the show we call the Adore suite. Where with calculated precision, we dip into the Adore catalog and play a suite of songs in their somewhat original form. So it is but a mere reflection of the 35 songs that I wrote for Adore, but you’ll get a sense of the mood that I was in when I wrote the album before the record company got involved. Heh heh heh heh. And Gagne, thank you. So, um, like to begin this journey with a song called Jersey Shore.
To Sheila (with Katie Cole on bass & vocals, Billy plays piano)
> Behold! The Night Mare (with Katie Cole on bass & vocals, Billy plays piano)
> For Martha (Billy plays piano)
Blissed and Gone (abandoned)
BC: As I like to say, if the song about my dead mother doesn’t shut you up, the ukulele will. Actually, I have to say, of all the shows we’ve played on this tour, you’re the best audience we’ve had, thank you. Thank you. It’s such a pleasure to play this music for you if you respect, thank you so much. Except for the gentleman up here talking about his taxes and his cat. There’s a whole conversation going on about the cat and the taxes. Maybe it’s important! That’s it, it’s only gonna get better.
Blissed and Gone (Billy solo ukulele)
Now and Then
The Crying Tree of Mercury
1979 (with Katie Cole on vocals)
Run2Me (with Katie Cole on vocals)
Pinwheels (with Katie Cole on vocals)
Stand Inside Your Love (with Katie Cole on vocals)
Landslide (with Katie Cole on vocals)
BC: Thank you very much, god bless you.
BC: Thank you very much. Let’s bring out The Eeries. Eeries, come forth, be counted. Everybody good?
Something (with The Eeries on various instruments & Katie Cole on vocals)
BC: Alright! ... Let’s see, what should I play? Hmmm.... Should I play...?
Spaceboy (Billy solo acoustic)
BC: Thank you, awesome, thank you, thank you. ... ... Thank you. So, um...can I, uh, can I indulge in a story? Do you mind a quick story? Sometimes when I tell stories, people just yell “Shut it, play music” so I don’t know, uh, let’s take a vote. Story? Music? I mean, I’ll tell the story and then I’ll play music. And if you’ve heard me tell this story before, I’m sorry, I don’t remember if I’ve ever told it. All good, buddy. So, I think it was the first time we ever played - the original four of us - played in Minneapolis. Thank you, if you were there. And uh, it was about an eight hour drive from where my father lived and uh, we were very excited, you know, so many great bands from up here. Soul Asylum, Husker Du, Replacements. [unintelligible], that’s what I’m talking about. And uh, you know, I can’t remember - we were opening for a very popular band here, I can’t remember the name, I’m sorry. What was it? Soup Dragons? Thank you. I’m - the memory’s going but I’m telling you what I remember. Anyway, so it was an opening slot and we were already entering our war with the hipsters, you know, which continues to this day, thank you very much. And uh, and so, we set up and we start to play our set and there’s 20 people, 15 people, and uh, a hipper crowd based on the beards and mustaches, I don’t know. Whatever was the telltale sign of the time. So they all sat in the back and they acted like we weren’t even playing. I felt the band’s enthusiasm and my own sap and um...by the second or third song, we started playing quite terribly and this is very early on, probably in the first six to nine months of the band, that’s my memory. And we were supposed to, once we played our set, nobody cared, nobody clapped basically. We were supposed to stay in town and we were loading out, you know, you’re dragging your own shit and I said “Everybody in the fucking van.” And they’re like “What do you mean?” ‘Cause they wanted to hang out or whatever, see the band, I said, “No, we’re fucking going home.” And I drove - myself - I was so mad, I drove eight hours all the way home. And my father - not an early riser, uh, heh heh, beside the point - he came into my room about nine a.m. or something and he said “What the fuck are you doing here? I thought you went to Minneapolis” and I said “Well, we did” and then I had told him the whole story and I won’t repeat it but...he said “Well...” My father was a - for those of you who don’t know - my father was a professional musician for over 30 years and uh...thank you. My true hero in music, my father. He’s cooler than me, that’s all I can tell you. So he said, you know, in a rare fatherly moment, he said “Well, if you’re gonna do this, you gotta do it right” and I guess what I’m trying to say in so many words is that when I’m standing here and I’m playing these songs for you and I think of these 28 years of this band and the other five before that, it makes it all seem worth it. All those drives, all those coming home, all the disappointment. I only have one more thing. Just indulge me one more minute. You’ve made me a better man, a better person, a better human being, a better spirit, so thank you. This has been one of the best tours we’ve ever had - ever. And I wanna thank Jeff, Jeff please come out. And the beautiful thing and I say this in deference to my bandmates - Jimmy of course is joining us for this summer tour, which is awesome. And James and D’arcy....thank you. I say this in deference to them - all of them. Thank god we made those commitments that early on before grunge and before all that stuff, that we decided that we were gonna be ourselves and again...you make that journey worth it. You make that journey very worth it so I dedicate this last song to you and thank you so much for making a great night.
Disarm (Billy solo acoustic)
Cardinal Rule (Billy solo acoustic)