Finally, after months of teasing and secret gigs, The Smashing Pumpkins kicked off their Shiny and Oh So Bright reunion tour with their first proper show in Glendale, AZ. As promised, the veteran rockers — singer Billy Corgan, guitarist James Iha, guitarist Jeff Schroeder, and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin — delivered a career-spanning setlist complete with several deep cuts and covers.
Among the 31 tracks, highlights included the first performance of Iha’s Pisces Iscariot cut “Blew Away” since 2000, the first inclusion of Machina single “Try Try Try” since 2008, “Eye” off the Lost Highway soundtrack, and covers by David Bowie (“Space Oddity”), Led Zeppelin (“Stairway to Heaven”), and “Baby Mine” from Disney’s Dumbo. Hey, maybe Tim Burton will grab ’em for his forthcoming live-action remake.
See the full setlist and watch fan-shot footage of the performance below. Bold move to close with the new single, no?
Space Oddity (David Bowie cover)
The Everlasting Gaze
Stand Inside Your Love
Blew Away (First performance since 2000)
Porcelina of the Vast Oceans
Landslide (Fleetwood Mac cover)
Stairway to Heaven (Led Zeppelin cover)
Try, Try, Try (First performance since 2008)
The Beginning Is the End Is the Beginning
Bullet With Butterfly Wings
Baby Mine (Disney cover)
“Stairway to Heaven”: