The Smashing Pumpkins @ The Scotiabank Saddledome

The Smashing Pumpkins
Scotiabank Saddledome
Calgary, AB
September 2018

Review and Photos Courtesy of J. Dirom Photography

The stage was empty as images of albums played across the video wall, ending with the siamese twins lighting a Smashing Pumpkins heart in flames. Corgan emerged with a a black acoustic guitar with a silver star opening with “Disarm”. As he sang, childhood photos and home videos were projected behind him; words like ‘broken boy” were laid over images of him.

The rest of the band, guitarist James Iha, drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, guitarist Jeff Schroeder, bassist Jack Bates and keyboardist Katie Cole, joined Corgan on stage as they moved into “Rocket”James Iha and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin along with longtime Pumpkins guitarist Jeff Schroeder, bassist Jack Bates and keyboardist Katie Cole.

It was a marathon performance as the band played over thirty songs, with lots from fan favourites,  Siamese Dream and Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, as well as several covers including a phenomenal rendition of the late David Bowie’s “Space Odity”. 

A phenomenal performance that was adored by fans in attendance. 

Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
Disarm
Rocket
Siva
Rhinoceros
Space Odity
Down
Zero
The Everlasting Gaze
Stand Inside Your Love
Thirty-Three
Eye
Soma
Blew Away
For Martha
To Shelia
Mayonaise
Porcelain of the Vast Oceans
Landslide
Tonight, Tonight
Stairway to Heaven
Cherub Rock1979
Ava Adore
Try, Try, Try
The Beginning Is the End is The Beginning
Hummer
Today
Bullet with Butterfly Wings
Muzzle
Solara
Baby Mine

 

 

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