Smashing Pumpkins Covered Hole, Joy Division and Led Zeppelin at their 30th anniversary show!
Smashing Pumpkins played a special 30th anniversary concert in Holmdel, New Jersey last night August 2nd. There’s awesome fan footage of the show below.
The band were joined by a number of special guests including Courtney Love, Deftones‘ frontman Chino Moreno, Peter Hook of Joy Division and New Order, AFI frontman Davey Havok, Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath, and The Killers‘ Dave Keuning and Mark Stoermer.
Courtney Love came out to perform Hole tracks ‘Celebrity Skin’ and ‘Malibu’ – songs which were co-written by Smashing Pumpkins frontman Corgan. She also helped out on a performance of Pumpkins’ song ‘Bullet With Butterfly Wings’. See a clip of her performances below.
They also treated fans to a special rendition of Gish track ‘Snail’ for the first time in 18 years. Fans were also privy to a rare performance of Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness’ song ‘Bodies’. Deftone’s Chino Moreno guested as vocalist for the band on those tracks.
The Killers, Dave Keuning and Mark Stoermer joined the Pumpkins for ‘1979’ and ‘Cherub Rock’ while Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath helped out on a cover of his band’s own classic track, ‘Fly’ as well as a cover of Judas Priest’s ‘Breaking the Law’.
Peter Hook guested on New Order’s ‘Age of Consent’, while AFI’s Davey Havok joined him and the band for a performance of ‘Transmission’. The band, with Hook, Havok, and Love, finished the show with a cover of Joy Division’s ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’. You can see the full set list below.
Smashing Pumpkins set list:
The Everlasting Gaze
Stand Inside Your Love
Bodies (with Chino Moreno) (First performance since 2008)
Snail (with Chino Moreno) (First full band performance since 2000)
Stairway to Heaven (Led Zeppelin cover)
Cherub Rock (with Dave Keuning and Mark Stoermer of The Killers)
1979 (with Dave Keuning and Mark Stoermer of The Killers)
Fly (Sugar Ray cover) (with Mark McGrath) (Live debut by Smashing Pumpkins)
Breaking the Law (Judas Priest cover) (with Mark McGrath) (Live debut by Smashing Pumpkins)
Celebrity Skin (Hole cover) (with Courtney Love) (Live debut by Smashing Pumpkins)
Malibu (Hole cover) (with Courtney Love)
Bullet With Butterfly Wings (with Courtney Love)
Age of Consent (New Order cover) (with Peter Hook) (Live debut by Smashing Pumpkins)
Transmission (Joy Division cover) (with Peter Hook and Davey Havok)
Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division cover) (with Peter Hook, Davey Havok, and Courtney Love) (Live debut by Smashing Pumpkins)
Baby Mine (Betty Noyes cover)
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