Police show up to ‘shakedown’ Smashing Pumpkins’ tiny ‘1979’ house party

It's seems they really annoyed the neighbours

This weekend saw Smashing Pumpkins play a special ‘1979’ house party, before police arrived to shut it down. Check out footage, photos and the setlist below.

Following the majority of the band’s ‘classic’ line-up performing a comeback gig at The Troubadour, the Pumpkins then took over a house and garden in LA for a special show to recreate scenes in the spirit of youthful exuberance from their iconic video from their 1996 video.

However, the yard party seemed to upset the neighbours – with reports emerging that some took issue with the extra cars avoiding advice and parking in the street, while others issued noise complaints. After a set loaded with fan favourites from their first five albums and new single ‘Solara’, police shut down their performance in the encore before they could close with ‘Cherub Rock’.

“Great times in LaLa,” wrote Corgan on Instagram. “Appreciation to those that came out to the Troubador. And apologies to those in Studio City for the disturbance of our nihilistic noize.

‘Twas a full moon and something just gets into the blood. And respect to the police, who let us finish the set. Mendacious as our conclusion was.”


Smashing Pumpkins’ ‘1979’ house party

Smashing Pumpkins’ ‘1979’ house party


Smashing Pumpkins’ setlist was:

Porcelina of the Vast Oceans
The Everlasting Gaze
Stand Inside Your Love

Last month saw guitarist James Iha also spoke out in defence of Corgan with regards to the band’s ongoing feud with former bassist D’Arcy Wretzky.

After recently returning with comeback single ‘Solara‘, it has also been announced that  Smashing Pumpkins will be playing London’s SSE Wembley Arena on October 16. They’ll also be playing a show in Bologna, Italy on October 18. Tickets are available here.

More news on the release of new Smashing Pumpkins material is expected in the weeks ahead.