The new Smashing Pumpkins album is, it’s been agreed, a return to form – and while NME are still moaning that “it’s not the original line-up” as some sort of justification for a shitty review instead of actually listening to the record – the Cheese on Toast HQ is PUMPED for the Smashing Pumpkins show at Vector Arena on Saturday night!
The Smashing Pumpkins played at Splendour in the Grass last weekend and launched their 2012 Oceania Tour at sideshows in Perth, Sydney, and Melbourne.
Ushering in the “new era of Smashing Pumpkins” as Corgan puts it, fans will be treated to the new album played, in it’s entirety, from start to finish – if the below set-list from Melbourne is to be treated as a guide; before launching into a generous helping of back-catalog favorites…
3. The Celestials
4. Violet Rays
5. My Love is Winter
6. One Diamond, One Heart
9. Pale Horse
10. The Chimera
14. Space Oddity (David Bowie cover)
17. Tonite Reprise
18. Tonight, Tonight
19. Bullet With Butterfly Wings
20. Soot and Stars
24. Ava Adore
25. Cherub Rock
I’m also excited about the giant globe-thingy – check out these pictures from FasterLouder
And the David Bowie cover… check this fan-shot video out from Madrid earlier this year
And, don’t forget – the incredible Die! Die! Die! will be playing support – so totally get to the show early – see you there!