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The Smashing Pumpkins
Date 2018-08-04
Venue PPG Paints Arena
Location Pittsburgh, PA, US
Venue Type Arena
Capacity unknown
Lineup Corgan, Iha, Chamberlin, Schroeder, Bates, Cole
Order of Bands Metric, The Smashing Pumpkins
Surfaced Recordings
AUD #1
Source AUD
Format WAV
Equipment AT-831 > Tascam DR-07 (24 / 96)
Length 190m
Complete? Yes
Lowest Circulating Generation WAV-M > FLAC
Live Music Archive 24-bit download
Unsurfaced Recordings



  • Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
  • Disarm
  • Rocket
  • Siva
  • Rhinoceros
  • Space Oddity [Bowie]
  • Drown
  • Zero
  • The Everlasting Gaze
  • Stand Inside Your Love
  • Thirty-three
  • Eye
  • Soma
  • Blew Away
  • For Martha
  • To Sheila
  • Mayonaise
  • Porcelina of the Vast Oceans
  • Landslide [Nicks]
  • Tonight, Tonight
  • Stairway to Heaven [Led Zeppelin]
  • Cherub Rock
  • 1979
  • Ava Adore
  • Try, Try, Try
  • The Beginning is the End is the Beginning
  • Hummer
  • Today
  • Bullet with Butterfly Wings
  • Muzzle


  • Solara
  • Baby Mine [Noyes]


Alt MCIS Intro
Disarm (Billy solo acoustic)
> Rhinoceros
Space Oddity
Zero Interlude Film
(BC: Ladies, gentlemen, friends, lovers, beasts or fowl, welcome to the show. We are the illuminated, the illustrious, the ill-timed knock. (two snare drum hits) Ah yes, we are the fractured, the schisms, the rift and the rabble, the sleepy clown, the atomized downs, the dreams you stopped dreaming oh so long ago. Yes, all colors mixed and marred make up the black, as do all numbers fix up the zero, zed and null. So let’s go back to your beginnings, as I shall go back to mine. It won’t last, it’ll be quick, but then again, that’s why we’re here. No past, no future, no sun. So let’s blow on fading embers, to boast about kings near, forgotten and buried. Tis the end. Tis the end. Tis the end.)
> The Everlasting Gaze
Stand Inside Your Love
Iha: Alright, alright, alright, Pittsburgh! Thank you so much for coming out, how are you? Having a reasonably good time? We got a lot - a lot of rock to follow. Uh, like to thank Metric for opening, they’re a cool band, they rock. Um, I got a joke for you. No, uh, I’ll tell it later, it’s too early in the show.
Thirty-three (acoustic)
Vaudeville Interlude Film
(Mark McGrath: Well, hello there, neighbors. Are you enjoying the show thus far? Well, good, I am too, even though I’m not real. Now, if I could steal a moment of your time, I’d like to introduce somebody verrry special to you. He’s been a friend and a neighbor to each and every one of you. He’s been the voice you might hear in the stiiill of the night or a night dog straining against the moon. And, in fact, this young man has been with you almost every step along the way, on life’s long journey, sighing so ever soft. He’s been a lover, a fighter, but never a cad. A beacon, a searchlight piercing every impenetrable fog. And he’s here, just now, to sing for you, that golden chestnut we like to call “Blew Away.” So gather round, ‘cause here he is: the one, the only, Mr. Jaaaaames Iha.)
Blew Away
For Martha
BC: Thank you, thank you so kindly.
To Sheila
> Mayonaise
> Porcelina of the Vast Oceans
Iha: Thank you again, thank you, Pittsburgh. We really appreciate it. We would now like to go...to an acoustic special place.
Landslide (acoustic)
Tonight, Tonight
short lounge interlude (most is tape but Katie plays organ live)
> Stairway to Heaven
BC: Jeff Schroeder on the guitar! And me on the mistakes.
Iha: You can cross that off the bucket list. What the hell? Stairway to Heaven by Smashing Pumpkins. Thank you again so much. Uh, you guys are great, we really appreciate it. Some quick introductions: on key - keyboards and vocals, she not - she’s not on stage right now but Katie Cole, Katie Cole. She’s got CDs for sale, check it out. On the bass, all the way from Manchester, England, Mr. Jack Bates. Mr. Jack Bates. On the guitar, Mr. Stairway himself, Jeff Schroeder. And on the drums, Mr. Jimmy fuckin’ Chamberlin. I don’t know why it is when you introduce a band member like you just expect them to go like you’ve been watching for a couple hours like you want that.... (he gesticulates) I am James Iha, guitar. Thank you, appreciate it. On lead vocals, lead guitar, Mr. Billy Corgan! Let’s get back to the rock.
Cherub Rock
Vaudeville Interlude Film
(Mark McGrath: Well, wowie zowie, papa ooh maow maow. What a wang dang and doodle of a show. And, it ain’t over yet. Now I don’t know about you but this next tune is one of my faaaaaaves. Reminds me of driving down the old PCH, high out of my mind on ecstasy and I’m singing the chorus of the song you’re about to hear so hard and so on high, that one of my front teeth fell right out! Yup, plain out right there in the dashboard. Wow. That dickens (?) just, just so good, wasn’t it? I mean, here you have young wash masters rising up to start a musical and cultural revolution that was soon co-opted by the machine and driven asunder! Gee golly. But thankfully, what we got in return was just so much better. I mean, let’s face it, who doesn’t want perfection in their stars above? ‘Cause perfect people making perfect, sweet music is, well, it’s just, it’s just what a god wants for all of us! Whoo! Red light, stop, it’s rain. The air is cool and the sky is gray and the year? Well, it’s 1979!)
Radio Intro tape
> 1979
> Ava Adore
BC: Alriight. It’s a Pittsburgh party. You know what that means. Heh heh heh heh heh.
Iha: What does a Pittsburgh party mean? Tell me. Steelers? Heh heh.
BC: The joke that - the joke is there’s a party here every night so there’s no...
Iha: Oh, okay, okay.
BC: ...there’s always a Pittsburgh party. Heh heh heh. You havin’ a good time? Woo! Remember when we used to play that weird igloo...back in the ‘90s, what was that weird igloo? The little one, not the big igloo, the little one.
Iha: The one that’s like a golf ball?
BC: It’s like a...torture igloo or something.
Iha: Oh, I - I don’t remember the spaceship.
BC: Anyway, like to play you a song now called Try...Try...to Try.
Try, Try, Try
(BC right after Katie starts the song: This one’s for the ladies.)
> The Beginning is the End is the Beginning
> Hummer
Bullet with Butterfly Wings
Iha: Thank you, thank you so much, Pittsburgh. You guys are awesome! But now it’s the last song. Actually, we got...28 more songs.
BC: Well....
Iha: Heh, you don’t hear it, you don’t wanna hear this.
BC: We’ve reached the end, we want to thank you so much for being with us tonight. We’ve enjoyed our time in your lovely city.
Iha: Pittsburgh.
BC: Although I will admit that I went to see the Thomas exhibit at the Children’s Museum...
Iha: How was it?
BC: ...and was very disappointed.
Iha: Oh, come on! I’m sure it was great.
BC: My son loves Thomas and on the website, it said a full size Thomas. And then he got there and he was like “Unh” and it was like this big.
Iha: It was half size?
BC: It was not a big Thomas. He didn’t even wanna take a picture in front of Thomas, think about that.
Iha: Well, everyone’s -
BC: Like father, like son.
Iha: Heh heh heh. Every museum has its off day. Maybe the Warhol museum would’ve been better.
BC: (laughing) For my two-year-old.
Iha: He doesn’t care about pop art.
BC: He could climb on some popcorn boxes, I mean what is that?
Iha: I think they have the wigs which is kind of awesome.
BC: Ladies and gentlemen, we’re not funny, we’ve never been funny.
Iha: We’re just gonna talk about random stuff. Doesn’t matter, it’s the last song.
BC: But hey, 30 motherfuckin’ years of this band. Wow.
Iha: What a back breaker.
BC: Wowee.
Iha: Jack, you wanna add anything to this?
BC: And we have you to blame, I mean thank you! We have you to thank for those 30 years!
Iha: Yes.
BC: We love you and we appreciate you. Thank you, thank you so much, we have one more song. Please sing along...if you want. If not, send me a unhappy Instagram post.
[encore break]
Baby Mine
Iha: Thank you so much everybody, thanks for staying. Have a good night, drive home safe.