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The Smashing Pumpkins
Date 2018-08-09
Venue Budweiser Gardens
Location London, ON, CA
Venue Type Arena
Capacity 9,000
Lineup Corgan, Iha, Chamberlin, Schroeder, Bates, Cole
Order of Bands Metric, The Smashing Pumpkins
Surfaced Recordings
AUD #1
Source AUD
Format WAV
Equipment MM-HLSC-1 > Sony ICD-UX533
Length 190m
Complete? Yes
Lowest Circulating Generation WAV-M > FLAC
Live Music Archive 16-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
  • Helpless (tease) [Young]
  • Cinnamon Girl (tease) [Young]
  • Try, Try, Try
    • Whole Lotta Love (tease) [Led Zeppelin]
  • 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)
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: Thank you. Thank you so much. Thank you, London, Ontario. Not London, England. London, Ontario. Somebody told me this is a common mistake to mistake London for London, England. We’ve brought somebody from London, England. Let’s get a spotlight on Mr. Jack Bates. He’s actually from Manchester and he said it’s nothing like England here. I got sidetracked, it’s a great city, thank you so much, we appreciate you being here, let’s rock some more.
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 very kindly, thank you!
To Sheila
> Mayonaise
Porcelina of the Vast Oceans
Landslide (acoustic)
Tonight, Tonight
short lounge interlude (most is tape but Katie plays organ live)
> Stairway to Heaven
Iha: Thank you. How many wonders of the world - the pyramids of Egypt, maybe gardens of Babylon. Stairway to Heaven by Smashing Pumpkins. Cross it off the bucket list. Here we go.
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: Wooooo-ooh! What’s that Neil Young song?
Helpless (tease - Billy sings first line)
Helpless (tease - Iha sings first line but replaces “north Ontario” with “north [unintelligible]”)
BC: Helpless, helpless.
Helpless (tease - Billy sings first line)
BC: You know that song? Heh heh heh. I know it doesn’t go like that, heh heh heh.
Iha: Now I’ve come to - I’ve been coming to London, Ontario. It’s very peaceful.
BC: Neil’s gonna get mad at me now, be careful.
Iha: Okay, Neil’s awesome.
BC: We’d now like to play a song for you...
Iha: Cinnamon Girl by Neil Young!
Cinnamon Girl (tease - Iha plays the opening riff)
BC: Cinnamon Girl?
Iha: I forgot how to play it, sorry. We used to play it.
BC: I’ll play it, I’ll do it, let’s do it, man.
Cinnamon Girl (tease - instrumental, Billy & Iha joined by Jimmy)
Iha: What are the - what are the verse chords? I can’t remember.
Cinnamon Girl (tease - Billy sings first line and a half while Iha accompanies)
BC: C, it’s a C!
Iha: Goddammit.
BC: Fuck. Listen (laughing)....
Iha: Neil Young, icon of Canada.
BC: We covered that song in 1988 (laughing).
Iha: Neil Young, an icon of Canada and happy to be here with you guys. I’ll learn the song later, there’s videos on Youtube. You guys wanna check out how to play Cinnamon Girl, there’s probably a couple guitar tutorials, check it out. They’re very helpful. I’ve actually, uh, used some of those guitar tutorials and now - and now the internet’s a funny thing. I’m glad I could be here tonight with you.
Try, Try, Try
> Whole Lotta Love (tease - first verse)
> The Beginning is the End is the Beginning
> Hummer
Bullet with Butterfly Wings
Iha: Alright, alright, thank you so much! Thank you so much, London, Ontario. We really appreciate it, thank you for sticking with us through this whole show. You guys are awesome. Neil Young is awesome. Um, I don’t know what else to say, um, but thank you so much, you guys have been great, we really appreciate it.
BC: Friends, thank you so much for sticking around to the end. This is our last song. Then we’re gonna go out downtown London and party all night.
Iha: (laughing) I heard they got a Burger King there.
BC: [unintelligible] even in a robust downtown but it’s a big party down there. We appreciate you so much. Thank you so much for being with us here.
Iha: Our last night in Canada. Well, no, actually, that’s not true.
BC: If you know this song, please sing along. We bid you goodnight, adieu, farewell, auf wiedersehen, lots of love.
Iha: See ya.
[encore break]
Baby Mine
Iha: Thank you guys so much. You guys are awesome. Thank you, London. Have a good night, drive home safe.