Watch Smashing Pumpkins cover David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’

The Billy Corgan-led band also covered Hole’s ‘Malibu’

Smashing Pumpkins covered David Bowie’s ’Space Oddity’ during a concert in Portland last night (March 22).

The band also played a rendition of Hole’s ‘Malibu’, which Billy Corgan co-wrote, on the first date of their acoustic ‘In Plainsong’ tour.

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Jimmy Chamberlin, Smashing Pumpkin’s original drummer, performed with the group for the first time since being reunited with his former bandmates last year.


The ‘In Plainsong’ tour sees the ‘90s band play a strip-down set creating “an evening of acoustic based music and electronic soundscapes”.

Once the tour is finished, the Billy Corgan-fronted band are planning to return to the studio to record the follow up to 2014 album ‘Monuments To An Elegy’.

Earlier this year, Corgan hit out at social media sites and said they “shot the people in the head who made them”.

The singer quit Twitter last year and in an interview with Chicago TV personality Jennifer Weigel, he claimed the only people who benefit from it are celebrities such as Kim Kardashian.

“What a Kim Kardashian brings to a Twitter is worth more than four hundred people with the same amount of followers,” he explained. “So they take what a Kim Kardashian brings to a Twitter. Now in Kim Kardashian’s case, she can turn that and sell cosmetics or a clothing branding or whatever.


“But for people in the middle, I would put people like us, like you and me, in the middle, we don’t get that same exchange. We can’t turn around and get a shoe deal because we are tweeting something. So in essence, Twitter and other social media platforms take and take from something that I build.”

Smashing Pumpkins will play:

Schnitzer Hall, Portland, OR (22)
The Paramount, Seattle, WA (23)
The Masonic, San Francisco, CA (25)
The Theatre at Ace Hotel, Los Angeles, CA (26/27)
Kingsbury Hall, Salt Lake City, UT (29)
Ellie Caulkins Opera House, Denver, CO (30)
The Fillmore, Detroit, MI (1)
Palace Theatre, Columbus, OH (2)
Beacon Theatre, New York, NY (4)
Tower Theatre, Philadelphia, PA (8)
Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA (9)
Lincoln Theatre, Washington, D. C. (10)
Massey Hall, Toronto, Ontario (12)
Civic Opera House, Chicago, IL (14)
Palace Theatre, Louisville, KY (15)
Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN (16)
Majestic Theatre, Dallas, TX (18)
Bass Concert Hall, Austin, TX (19)
Cullen Performance Hall, Houston, TX (20)

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